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LEARN THE LAW

Knowledge is power. Find out what protections individuals with learning disabilities are entitled to under the law.

The following are the major laws that protect individuals with learning disabilities: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Elementary Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB), The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Find out more below.

Education Law - Disabilities and EducationIDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal program authorizing state and local aid for special education for children with disabilities. More >

 
Disabilities Act - ADA RegulationsADAAA & SECTION 504

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act improve access to accommodations for students and adults with LD. More >

No Child Left Behind - NCLB No Child Left BehindESEA/NCLB

The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), challenges states and school districts to improve student academic achievement. More >

 
Literacy Program - Federal Funding EducationEDUCATION FUNDING

Each year Congress appropriates billions of dollars to help support state and local education, research, teacher training, technology and other activities. More >

If a student is eligible for services under IDEA, he or she qualifies for protection under ADAAA.

LEARN THE LAW

Knowledge is power. Find out what protections individuals with learning disabilities are entitled to under the law.


The following are the major laws that protect individuals with learning disabilities: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Elementary Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB), The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Find out more below.



Education Law - Disabilities and EducationIDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal program authorizing state and local aid for special education for children with disabilities. More >

 
Disabilities Act - ADA RegulationsADAAA & SECTION 504

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act improve access to accommodations for students and adults with LD. More >

No Child Left Behind - NCLB No Child Left BehindESEA/NCLB

The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), challenges states and school districts to improve student academic achievement. More >

 
Literacy Program - Federal Funding EducationEDUCATION FUNDING

Each year Congress appropriates billions of dollars to help support state and local education, research, teacher training, technology and other activities. More >