Laws That Protect You
There are three main federal laws that protect people with learning disabilities from discrimination:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004Provides for special education and related services for children and young people with disabilities up to their 22nd birthday. The IDEA provides for a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for eligible students. Click here for more information about the most recent reauthorization of this law, IDEA 2004.