This fact sheet offers a comparison of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In an Emergency, Call 911
Looking for help in
Call 211 or
Call 311 in New York City
Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay
Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
Disability Rights NY Hotlines & Resources
(800) 993-8982 Toll Free
(518) 512-3448 TTY
Growing Up Healthy Hotline
1-800-522-5006 Toll Free
Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)
(800) 526-7234 Toll Free
(877) 781-9403 TTY
Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.
Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.
Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.
Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.