American Disability Rights, Inc. (ADR) is a nonprofit organization, chartered to educate the public on the civil rights protections for qualified disabled Americans and advocate the proper use of a medical assistance animal when prescribed as part of an individual’s treatment plan.
The American Disability Rights Inc. mission is to bring a better understanding of the issues to the community through education of businesses, groups and individuals in the relevant requirements, responsibilities and protections for the disabled including public access locations and reasonable accommodations in residential, workplace or travel environments.
We strive to accomplish our mission through three major avenues.
First, through direct community education programs. This includes ADR’s self-led, digital programs for individuals, available 24/7/365 for free and ADR’s customized harassment-prevention programs scheduled for businesses and groups, led by our disabled service teams. Second, with large-scale messaging, in traditional, digital and social media including advertising and public relations opportunities. Third, with the founding of and participation in community events which offer positive exposure and advance the ADR mission.
In addition to these major avenues, ADR will utilize additional resources which directly or indirectly support the nonprofit’s mission.
End Disability Discrimination
and Stop Disability Fraud
American Disability Rights discourages all types of disability discrimination and disability fraud. This includes businesses who deny public access to legitimate service dog teams and pet owners who purchase online paperwork or gear in a direct attempt to avoid pet fees/deposits or gain access to non-pet friendly areas.
American Disability Rights, Inc. does not believe in anyone judging a disability by its visibility. However, we do not support either the self-diagnosis of a disability or the self-prescription of the use of a medical assistance animal. The determination of any physical, sensory or mental impairments that would define a disability must remain exclusively with experienced, objective, licensed medical professionals utilizing acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques.
ADR is recognized as an Exempt Organization by the Internal Revenue Service, being designated a 501 (c)(3) status and eligible to receive tax deductible charitable contributions. Parties interested in making a donation or grant can check our current status directly with the IRS or review our history of compliance at Guidestar.
American Disability Rights, Inc. advocates for disabled Americans responsible use of prescribed Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals in appropriate situations of reasonable accommodation (employment/housing), public access (retail stores, restaurants, etc.) and travel (airlines, public transit, etc.)
ADR works with businesses, groups and individuals on compliance with nondiscriminatory requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation and unequal treatment for disabled Americans with medical assistance animals. We support the full compliance will all related national and local laws.