The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all states that accept IDEA funds to provide a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities in the state. The special education provided to children with disabilities must be specially-designed instruction to meet the unique needs resulting from the child’s disability and must enable the child to be involved and make progress in the general education curriculum.
Illinois State Board of Education document on Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois developed for parents and others to learn about the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education services.http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/parent_rights.htm (As of June 2009) [pdf]
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. . http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are two of the nation’s most important federal laws relating to the education of children .https://www.osepideasthatwork.org/parentkit/NCLBandIDEA.asp
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
People with disabilities are entitled, as a matter of law, to fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of life. The Disability Rights Bureau enforces State and Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing, and services. http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/rights/disabilityrights.html