SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Special Education Law is a set of federal and state laws that were created to ensure that students with disabilities have access to a quality education just like their non-disabled peers. These laws were enacted to protect students from being segregated and discriminated against due to their disability. Prior to these laws, students with disabilities received very little protection or educational benefits.
The four most impactful special education laws are:
• The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Ensures a free and education appropriate for any and all students with disabilities.
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: An anti-discrimination bill that ensures disabled students have access to the same privileges as non-disabled students.
• The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all settings, including school, the workplace, and other public areas.
• The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): A law intended to keep student education records safe and out of public view. This act also gives students the right to review and receive copies of their records.
Navigating the special education process is often daunting, but our experienced staff can assist parents in obtaining the appropriate supports and services for their children.
IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS IN NEED OF LEGAL HELP, CALL LEGAL ADVICE & TRIAL ASSOCIATES AT 855.4.LEGAL.HELP (855.453.4254), 407.606.6596 (CENTRAL FLORIDA) OR 954.466.7995 (SOUTH FLORIDA).