By The Understood Team
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 Understood Team is composed of writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.
Patricia H. Latham, J.D., is an attorney and mediator and the coauthor of eight books on disability and the law.
ADA: Protecting Your Child’s Civil Rights
Your Child’s Rights: Important Terms to Know
At a Glance: Your Rights in the IEP Process
When Your Child Turns 18: Your Parental Rights
Child Find: What It Is and How It Works
5 Special Education VIPs (Very Important Passages)
Learn how school vouchers can impact special education services and legal rights.
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Hear from a mom who tried a simulation that finally helped her “get” her child’s struggles.
Feb 24th at 12:00 pm
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