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ERIC Number: ED389142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504. ERIC Digest E537.
Henderson, Kelly
This brief paper presents a comparative overview of three major federal laws affecting people with disabilities: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Presented in chart form, the three pieces of legislation are compared for the following aspects: (1) type/purpose; (2) who is protected; (3) responsibility to provide a free, appropriate public education; (4) funding to implement requirements; (5) procedural safeguards; (6) evaluation/placement procedures; and (7) due process. Also included are the telephone numbers of two information lines and a list of seven suggested resources. (DB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; ERIC Digests; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)