Federal Law for Minors (17 years and under)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – IDEA is the federal law that ensures that minors with disabilities receive a public education that is appropriate for their individual needs.
- Individual Education Plan, Terms to Know – Federal law requires all schools to create an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for child receiving special education services. This website provides a glossary of terms commonly used in IEPs.
Federal Law for Adults (18 and older)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504: Disabilities and Accommodations – This is the section of the ADA that specifically prohibits discrimination against individuals because of a disability. This section also ensures the right of individuals with disabilities in higher education to accommodations.