Laws, Policies, Rights & Regulations Resources
Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning
This webinar shows how self-advocacy and self-determination can be integrated into personalized learning systems so students can have a voice and choice in their learning.
Impacts of SSI on Other Government Programs
Many people who are potentially eligible for SSI benefits do not know how receiving SSI affects their benefits or payments from other government and State programs such as Medicaid/Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF), and others.
Social Security Disability SSI — Eligibility Requirements and Criteria to Qualify
Learn how to qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.
Law and Guidance Overview
This page from the Department of Education provides links to legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other topics.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA website provides publications and videos that answer many questions, including: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA?
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
This is the Department of Education’s page on the Rehabilitation Act as amended through P.L. 114–95, enacted December 10, 2015. A link to the law in pdf form is available.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
A Partner Resource | The NDRN provides training, technical assistance and networking. It helps to protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities and prevent and/or remedy abuse and neglect of those who reside in institutions, other facilities and the community.
SSI Law and Regulations Finder
This page is designed to assist you in quickly locating some of the most frequently used sections of the SSI Law and Regulations.
Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone
The Olmstead decision details how public entities must provide community-based services to persons with disabilities when certain conditions are met.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment and in the employment practices of federal contractors.