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ERIC Number: ED452627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504: Update 2001. ERIC Digest E606.
Henderson, Kelly
This digest compares the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Comparisons are provided which look at: (1) the type/purpose of each Act; (2) eligibility for services under each Act; (3) whether the Act requires the provision of a free, appropriate public education; (4) whether federal funds are provided to implement the Act's requirements; (5) procedural safeguards and due process provisions under each Act; and (6) evaluation and placement procedures under each Act. Also included are telephone information lines and Web sites concerning each of the three Acts. (DB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5740. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; 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, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)