By Understood Editors
Three federal laws protect the rights of people with disabilities, which can include people with learning and attention issues. These laws are the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Find out which laws do what.
The legal terminology around learning and attention issues can be tricky. Get clear-cut explanations of terms like least restrictive environment, due process and procedural safeguards, and learn more about IDEA, Section 504 and ADA.
The Understood team is composed of passionate writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.
Patricia H. Latham, J.D.
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
This daylong event aims for a better foundation for education. And Understood will be there.
Apr 23rd at 12:00 pm
Practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Understood.org has been nominated for a Webby as the best Family/Parenting site of 2015.
Explore the different summer learning options for kids with learning and attention issues.
Simulations and videos to let you experience your child’s world.
A safe place for you to connect with other parents like you.
Find technology to help your child.
Laura Schifter shares her personal story about overcoming stigma.
Sign up for your weekly email newsletter, for you and your family.
This email is already subscribed to Understood newsletters. If you haven't been receiving anything, add email@example.com to your safe-senders list.
Child’s nickname is private and only you can see it.