US Department of Justice and US Department of Education Issue New Guidance on Communication for Students with Disabilities

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On November 14, 2014 (EST)

In early November 2014, the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued joint guidance about the rights of public elementary and secondary students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities to effective communication. The guidance includes a letter to educators, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a summary Fact Sheet, and is intended to help schools, parents, and others understand schools’ obligations under Federal law to meet the communications needs of students with disabilities.

The guidance documents can be found by clicking on View Page Now or going to:http://www.ada.gov/ta-pubs-pg2.htm#doe_doj_eff_comm



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