Information for Policy Makers and Researchers:

ADA Insights helps policymakers and researchers evaluate how the Americans with Disabilities Act is enforced. The research findings it disseminates validates that passing a law is not enough. In order for that law to be upheld and implemented, sufficient funds must be allocated to the agencies responsible.

ADA Insights disseminates research findings conducted by an independent, non-partisan, academic research group. The group is located at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The research data used by the group come from four sources: all ADA employment discrimination administrative complaints filed since July 26, 1992; 782 investigative files kept on people who file administrative complaints; 4,393 ADA employment discrimination lawsuits, and interviews with 535 individuals who have filed ADA employment lawsuits.

Currently, the research consists of two studies. One is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education, The other is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The objectives of the studies are:

ADA Insights and the Public Policy Community

This research can be valuable to lawmakers who are interested in improving how the government spends its dollars. It can also help improve the performance of the EEOC and other agencies. We are glad to present our findings to lawmakers, or other interested groups who can affect changes in policy.

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*Information Briefs*

*Kansas Law Review Article*

*2002 Psychiatric Services Article*

*1999 Psychiatric Services Article*

*1999 Behavioral Sciences and the Law Article*
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