“The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity that receives federal financial support if that program is not explicitly aimed at a particular age group. The ADA applies across the age spectrum from young to old. Amendments passed in 1986 further clarified its mandate. The ADA is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights. It does not cover employment.”

AARP (2004). Acronyms in aging: Organizations, agencies, programs, and laws. AARP Research Information Center. 2004: p. 4. AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975 U. S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Mary E. Switzer Building 330 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20202 (800) 421-3481 (202) 205-9862 E-mail: