The ADA and the K-12 Environment
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern
- Joe Zesski
- Chris Sweet
Join Joe Zesski and Christopher Sweet of the Northeast ADA Center as they provide a broad overview of how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies in the elementary and secondary school setting. While the ADA does not provide funding for student services and supports like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, it has an essential role. The ADA is a civil rights law that prevents discrimination and ensures the rights of students with disabilities to equal access and equal opportunity, protects the rights of school employees with disabilities, and safeguards the rights of parents with disabilities to be engaged in their child's education.