"Educators need a source that is written in an easy-to-understand format. This book offers many examples of case law that can be applied to educational settings. It is a wonderful resource that covers a range of topics pertinent to teachers and administrators."
—Carol Shiffer, Assistant Principal and 504 Coordinator
Quincy Public Schools, MA
A concise legal desk reference to help educators protect the rights of individuals with disabilities!
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act have greatly reduced discrimination based on race, gender, and disability. To act legally and responsibly, educators need to be aware of the requirements of these laws and how to meet them. This book offers an expert review of the rights and expectations of persons with disabilities.
Section 504 and the ADA provides educators with an in-depth analysis of these laws and offers recommendations for practice. Chapters cover:
- Testing accommodations and educational access for students with disabilities
- The rights of employees with disabilities
- Legal considerations regarding parents and the general public
- Background information on defenses, immunities, remedies, and the legal system
One of the few resources to focus specifically on the implications of Section 504 and the ADA for public K–12 schools, private schools, and postsecondary institutions, this essential guide helps educators ensure equity for all students.