Laws That Govern Special Education

  • There are several federal laws that govern how special education services are provided. An overview of each law and what it means for parents is provided.

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)