ADA Amendments Act

The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education issued a letter and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document to school districts that explains the changes made to broaden the definition of “disability” by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and implications for elementary and secondary schools. The ADAAA amended the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Essentially, the letter and FAQ document advise school districts to protect the rights of all children with disabilities, including those who, in the past, may not have been considered to have a disability but who, under the expanded definition of disability under the ADAAA, may now qualify as a student with a disability.

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