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Resources

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead ~ 

The Americans with Disability Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
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.
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.

Office for Civil Rights

North Carolina Early Intervention

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

OCR protects the rights of persons with disabilities, including students and parents, under two federal laws in the education context.
The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program and provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs.
NCDPI's Exceptional Children website provides information on policies, complaint procedures, and other North Carolina specific resources.

Wrightslaw

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

Wrightslaw provides accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
COPAA is an independent, nonprofit, national organization, mostly volunteer run, that protects the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.
ECAC is a private non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.