Special Education LawIf you are the parent of a child with special needs, you know that navigating the world of special education can be difficult. There are so many acronyms (IEP, 504 Plan, ESA) and laws (IDEA, ADA, Section 504) to keep track of. It can be hard to know where to start. That's where our legal firm comes in. We specialize in special education law. Lacey Lyons can help you understand your rights as a parent and advocate for your child. Contact us today. The most important Florida and federal special education laws:
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Legislation that provides free education to all students with disabilities.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Legislation created to safeguard student education records and keep them private. This legislation also gives students the right to inspect their own records.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protects disabled individuals from facing discrimination in all areas of life, including schools, jobs, and other public places.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: A disability-rights bill that ensures disabled individuals enjoy the same rights as non-disabled people. A person's disability cannot justify discrimination in any program that receives federal money.