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Transcript of ADA/IDEA
Prevented discrimination against persons having disabilities
Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Disabilities Act (ADA)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Reauthorized
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Americans with Disabilities Act
Free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities
P.E. required service
Prevents discrimination against persons with disabilities in employment, public space, transportation and media
Additional services include transportation, assessment and transition
Additional guidelines on state and national assessment, discipline
Funding for early intervention
Introduced Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Accessibility of curriculum
Broadened definition of disability
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
All students should be in general classroom unless no acceptable accommodation exists
Spend as much time in general classroom as possible
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Special education is free
Transportation is free
Aids are free...
Meet State standards
Definition of Disability:
"Has a Physical or mental impairment that substantially limits participation in daily activities
Has a record of having the disability
Is regarded as having the disability"
Children 3-21 years of age
having a disability in:
Federal Funding to provide children with disabilities special education and related services (SERS)
Inclusion and equal opportunity in public recreation programs
Inclusion in general physical education to the greatest extent possible
Physical education must be provided
Title I: Employment
Title II: Public services and transportation
Title III: Public accommodations
Title IV: Telecommunications
ADA & IDEA
The legislature advancing the rights of persons with disabilities
ADA National Network (2015) An overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADA National Network (n.d.) ADA Questions and Answers.
NCLD (2014) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Retrieved from: http://www.ncld.org/action-center/learn-the-law
Public Law 94-142 (1975) Retrieved from: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-89/pdf/STATUTE-89-Pg773.pdf
S. Rep No. 108-185, (2003) Retrieved from: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-108srpt185/html/CRPT-108srpt185.htm
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Annual contract discussion how the school will meet the educational needs of each individual child
S Rep, (2003)
What do you think about when you hear the words
rights of persons with disabilities is still an everyday battle
How will you respond?
"the time has come to firmly establish the right of disabled Americans to dignity and self-respect as equal and contributing members of society and to end the virtual isolation of millions of children and adults."
-- Senator Hubert Humphrey
Years after Discussion of Sect 504 began, the law was still not signed or enforced.
Sit-ins were staged all over the United States
San Francisco lasted 28 days
By Steve Morgan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36580715
Federal funding was tied to abiding by this new law
It lacked the clarity it needed for enforcement
We still use "504 plans"
Even though the law has changed over time
Accommodations for education that
covers students/challenges that may not be covered under IDEA
NCODH Removing Barriers
Fitness Center Before and After