As a Center for Independent Living, Walton Options provides advocacy services and resources to persons with disabilities and their families to help them to be able to live and work in a barrier-free community.
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides people with disabilities with protection concerning their civil rights. These rights include, but are not limited to, reasonable accommodation in employment (including pre-employment); accessibility to both public and private buildings and business; accessible transportation and telecommunications.
Our Independent Living Advocates teach persons with disabilities about their rights, and how to effectively advocate for themselves. We educate the community about disability rights and the importance of inclusion for persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. Accessibility in public buildings, the right to bring a service animal into a place of business, employment discrimination or lack of reasonable accommodation are issues that have been addressed by our advocates.
Walton Options advocates provide assistance with both systems and individual advocacy. We encourage people to contact their legislators and other elected officials to be advocates for issues related to disability rights and other important aspects of life. To learn more about contacting your legislative or government officials, click here.
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