There are three important laws that affect special education:
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This fact sheet clarifies when each one of these laws applies and what they require. It also explores what to do if you feel that your child is being harassed because of his or her disability. Download the fact sheet to learn more.