Frequent readers of our blog are no strangers to the fact that if public schools want to continue receiving federal funding and avoid civil litigation, they will want to adhere to all state and federal laws, especially those regarding students with special needs. Here in California, as well as all states in the country, one such law is the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Most parents here in California have only a vague understanding about the laws that govern the schools within our state. It's because of this vague understanding that can leave parents at a disadvantage when it comes to recognizing when a violation of the law or their child's rights has occurred. It can also make dealing with potential legal issues a problem as well.