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Wrights Law Topics  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png web
List of topics covered on this popular website where parents, educators and advocates find accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy.

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png web
Provides both an overview and detailed information of the history and content of this important law.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web
The definition of disability in this legislation is broader than the definition in IDEA and may children with disabilities be eligible for special education and related services. This resource provides some helpful information.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web
This legislation, first passed in 1990, protects the civil rights of people with disabilities. Learn more about it from this collection of resources.

School Inclusion  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web
Contains information and resources related to educating children with and without disabilities in classrooms together. 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web
Presents summaries of this law with a special section on how its provisions impact the education of students with disabilities.

State Agencies Addressing Disabilities  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web
Explains various types of state agencies and provides guidance in locating resources relevant to particular family needs.

Publications catalog  Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png Web

Links to materials translated into Spanish, Hmong and SE Asian, Somali

Disability History Museum Oficina-HTML2-icon 24px.png web
An online library of images, texts and other artifacts related to disability history. Materials represent all disability categories across the life span and have been collected to expand knowledge and understanding about the history of people with disabilities in the U.S.