How Can the ADA Help Me If I Have Asthma or Allergies?

 

Does the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to you if you have asthma or allergies? Yes, it can, in many situations at work and at school.

The ADA is a federal civil rights law.  And asthma and allergies are usually considered disabilities under the ADA.

This law gives people with disabilities the right to ask for changes where policies, practices or conditions leave you out or put you at a disadvantage. Public companies and places must give people with disabilities full access to all facilities, programs, goods and services. They must also give them the chance to enjoy these places and services just like someone without disabilities.

The ADA helps people with asthma and allergies create safer, healthier environments where they work, shop and eat.

Read more:

Are Asthma and Allergies Disabilities?



Do you have a story to share about a successful accommodation an employer made for you at work? Do you have a story to share about a different asthma or allergy topic? We’d love to hear about it! Discover all the ways you can participate in our Asthma Support community by visiting Share Your Stories. Find out information about our submission guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you!

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