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If you have children with special needs, you want to ensure that they receive support so that they can get the best possible chance at living a normal and fulfilling life. To make this possible, it helps to be aware of the laws that protect your child with special needs. Both state and federal laws have been passed to protect the rights of these children, and knowing these laws is essential for parents who want to make the lives of their special needs children easier.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires any educational facility that receives federal funding to provide modifications or accommodations, as needed, for special needs students. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against special needs children by public schools, regardless of funding. This means that special needs children should have access to all school programs and services.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Anti-Bullying Laws

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, all qualifying special needs children have access to a free and appropriate public education. To ensure this, schools must evaluate each child and provide an individualized education program that is as unrestrictive as possible for the qualifying child. Furthermore, nearly all states have passed anti-bullying laws that help parents take action against those who bully special needs children, to provide a safer environment.

Call to Learn More About Our Special Needs Project in West San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, California Today

If you have a loved one with special needs and would like to learn more about how the law protects your child, contact the Valley Socials Program of West San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, California. We advocate for special needs children and offer opportunities for special needs individuals to participate in social activities and learn social skills that will benefit them in daily life. Call us at (818) 650-0889 and let us answer your questions today.

We are based in West San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, but also serve Encino, Calabasas, Tarzana, and Sherman Oaks.