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Public policies are the rules that govern our society. They are created and agreed upon through a democratic process and are upheld by our government. As our culture changes, the policies that we live by must be revisited and possibly changed to accommodate the needs of everyday citizens. Because a brain injury may result in a disability, many of the federal policies concerning Americans with disabilities apply. But there are also a number of policies specific to people with brain injury.

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Section 504: The Law and Its Impact on Postsecondary Education
By: The American Council on Education | March 31, 2009
Colleges that receive federal financial assistance cannot discriminate. Learn more.

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Tips, Contacts, and Tools for State Agencies
By: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) | February 1, 2007
Contacts and information from the various state agencies.

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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
By: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division | January 1, 2005
Know your rights — an overview of Federal civil rights for people with disabilities.

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