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Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
US Department of Justice, 2015
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that in order for public schools to comply with their legal obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), they must take affirmative steps to ensure that students with limited English proficiency (LEP) can meaningfully participate in their educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Limited English Speaking, Parents, Civil Rights
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Food Service, Nutrition
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2009
Research shows that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Scientists are discovering that changes in the body leading to mental illness may start much earlier, before any symptoms appear. Through greater understanding of when and how fast specific areas of children's brains develop, we are learning more about the early…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Children, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Timmons, Joe; Podmostko, Mary; Bremer, Christine; Lavin, Don; Wills, Joan – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2004
In this guide, transition is defined as the period of time when adolescents are moving into adulthood. This guide is designed to (a) help youth and the adults who work with them understand the role of assessment in transition and (b) describe ways to collect and use data that will lead to informed choices based on accurate assessment of each…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, Young Adults
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. – 1992
This handbook is designed to assist arts organizations in complying with disability access regulations. It details how to include the needs of disabled people into programming efforts and also provides information on the Arts Endowment's 504 Regulation, which applies to federally funded organizations, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Art Activities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Facilities
Heyward, Salome M. – 1992
This book presents an analysis of and guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Part I considers the evolution of compliance standards under Section 504 with chapters on civil rights compliance standards, nondiscrimination versus affirmative action, and the recipient's obligation. Part II provides an overview of Section 504 covering:…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Admission, Compliance (Legal)
Barrier Free Environments, Inc., Raleigh, NC. – 1985
Community and educational organizations are provided with guidelines for complying with the National Endowment for the Arts 504 Regulations for incorporating the needs of the disabled into programming efforts. Information is presented in three chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the 504 regulations. Following an introduction, subsections describe the…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
Hermann, Anne Marie C.; Walker, Lucinda A. – 1978
The handbook analyzes implications of Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 on the employment rights of handicapped persons. The first section reviews background information (including a summary of the law and regulations concerning employment) and discusses implications for hiring practices (including consideration of reasonable…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Employment