California parents who have a child with disabilities understand the importance of individual needs. While those with disabilities might need to compensate for a particular issue (i.e., using a wheelchair when unable to walk) they are still entitled to the same rights and privileges provided to those without disabilities, especially concerning education. Education laws are in place to protect every child’s right to a meaningful education.
Parents can feel overwhelmed when discrimination, lack of planning or other issues interfere with their children achieving their potential. Many parents feel alone. Some feel as though the system failed them. In such circumstances, it is helpful to have an advocate who can speak and act on the family’s behalf to assert the rights of a child with disabilities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
In 1973, the Federal Rehabilitation Act was enacted. Section 504 states that no organization or employer may exclude or deny programs or services to someone because of a disability. This law, as well as an individual education program (IEP) can help ensure that your child is afforded all available options to accommodate his or her needs in the classroom and throughout the educational process. When children are denied resources, they may not be able to achieve academic success, which can not only cause them to regress academically but can also spark behavioral or mental health problems.
Every child deserves a meaningful education. Many children in California and beyond are unable to achieve their full potential under a standardized educational approach due to one or more disabilities. The Law Office of Meagan Nunez provides strong support to parents in need of advocacy to protect their children’s rights. If you’re facing legal problems regarding Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act, an IEP or other education issues, do not hesitate to reach out for support by scheduling a free consultation using the contact form located on our website. A legal team experienced in special education litigation may be just what you need to protect your child’s rights and ensure that the system is doing all that it can to provide effective tools and resources that can help your child make the most of his or her daily learning experience.