Edward A. Kopelson, Attorney-at-Law, advocates for individuals in the states of New York and New Jersey who have been discriminated against because of their disability or handicap.

Links to Resources for Persons with Disabilities

The following links are in alphabetical order within two groups — Disability Services Providers and Disability Conditions:

Disability Services Providers

Disability Conditions

The National Institutes of Health and U.S. Library of Medicine maintain the most extensive website with information on medical conditions, diseases and illnesses. In addition to its 750 topics on physical and mental health the website contains medical encyclopedia pictures and diagrams; product data on prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplements; updated health news and press announcements; directories of doctors, dentists and hospitals; and resource links at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organizations/orgbytopic_a.html for virtually every condition, disease and illness.

The following list of disabilities links does not include the resources which can be found on the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Library of Medicine website, nor is it intended to be a comprehensive list of all conditions which would qualify for protection under Federal and NJ / NY state anti-discrimination laws. Some diseases, disorders or impairments which are not listed may also be covered by our disability discrimination laws. Generally, the relevant laws in New Jersey and New York include many more disabilities than are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act. In other words, some of the conditions listed here are unlikely to be determined a disability entitling a person to protection by the ADA or RA but most of those listed below, along with others, are likely to guarantee individuals with these conditions to rights under the New Jersey and New York anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Kopelson is familiar with many of the conditions listed as he has been consulted by clients with these disabilities.

The Disabilities Services Providers links are intended to supplement the resource links provided by the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Library of Medicine. Any suggestions for additional links or corrections would be appreciated and can be suggested by sending us an e-mail.


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