High School - Disability Rights and IEPs

Parents of high school students with disabilities know that disabilities affect student learning in high school. Disabilities can involve much more than physical issues like an inability to stand and walk requiring a wheelchair ramp, blindness requiring braille or readers, and deafness requiring sign language. Statistics show that as many as one in seven high school students is in special education. Many more high school students suffer from learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, or even dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or dyspraxia, constituting the top five learning disabilities. These students can prosper in high school if the high school reasonably accommodates their disability. But when that doesn't happen as it should, the student suffers, not just in learning less but also in high school discipline. Retain national education attorney advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law firm student defense team if your high school student faces a disability rights issue, including issues with an IEP. Don't let your student suffer high school suspension, expulsion, or alternative disciplinary education.

What Are Your IEP Rights?

High school students with disabilities have special rights under federal law. The federal