In addition, most states have their own laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA.
Some of these state laws may apply to smaller employers and may provide protections in addition to those available under the ADA. This document, which is one of a series of question-and-answer documents addressing particular disabilities in the workplace, An intellectual disability (formerly termed mental retardation) is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior that affect many everyday social and practical skills.
In this process what are our rights and how are these rights explained to us?
In the past two decades, the federal government and many state governments have passed laws that give people with disabilities this opportunity.
Comment  Access to justice for all persons is a fundamental right.
It is the policy of the courts of this state to assure that persons with disabilities have equal and meaningful access to the judicial system.
Title I of the ADA covers employment by private employers with 15 or more employees as well as state and local government employers.
Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act provides similar protections related to federal employment.