Disability rights advocates urge Education Secretary DeVos to ensure special education students receive equal services

With the outbreak of COVID-19, COPAA’s position is that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and all of the legal rights for students with disabilities remain in effect notwithstanding the school closures occurring across the country. We believe the same is true for the rights afforded to students under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).

Therefore, we strongly urge the Secretary to fully uphold all tenets and requirements of the IDEA and Section 504 and resist requests for the authority to waive provisions of either law.

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