Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from disability-based discrimination in four areas: employment, public transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications: www.ada.gov; 1-800-514-0301 (Voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Offers assistance when you are being treated unfairly at work on account of caring for your child with disabilities: www.eeoc.gov; 1-800-669-4000.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Designed to protect students’ educational records, which include their health records; applies to students attending federally funded (public) schools, kindergarten through senior year of high school: www.ed.gov; search on “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).”

Parent Center Network

Provides resources, and information and referral services on special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related issues to families of children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years, and to the professionals who work with them:
www.ParentCenterNetwork.org; 888-248-0822 (Voice) or 952-838-0190 (TTY)

 

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