We frequently write about the various protections that the law affords students with learning disabilities. The law also affords students with physical disabilities a host of education-related protections as well. While some physically disabled students require special education services, others do not. Regardless of whether or not physically disabled students require special education services specifically, they are entitled to certain protections which enable them to learn in the least restrictive environment possible and to obtain a proper education.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does more than help to ensure that all children with special needs receive a proper and adequate education. It also helps to ensure that if special needs students have disciplinary issues, they are given access to a fair due process hearing under certain circumstances.