Civil Rights Lawyers for School Issues
5 – Disability Based Discrimination
Fortunately there are a good deal of protections available for students with disabilities, but the protections are useless if you don’t know about them!
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – The ADA addresses discrimination against people with disabilities. Title II of The Act states that no individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, program, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – Section 504 guarantees that no person will be excluded from school on the basis of their disability.
The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) – The IDEA requires States and local education agencies to provide a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities in need of specially designed instruction.
If your child has been denied meaningful educational consult with a civil rights lawyer from Montgomery Law that handles school related issues.