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Federal Regulations, State Laws, State Rules – Which is Which?

Comparison of IDEA vs 504 vs ADA

Every Student Succeeds Act (2015)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Legal Framework for the Child Centered Process – You can find:

  • Framework – Compilation of State & Federal Requirements organized by topic  (Note next to listing – “D” = Must be documented in the IEP Process; “P” = Reflected in practice)
  • Notice of Procedural Safeguards
  • Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process
  • Special Education Rules & Regulations (AKA “Side by Side”) – Federal Law, State Law & Commissioner Rules
  • Transition & Employment Designee List by School District