National Student Disability Attorney

That a student has a disability does not make them less entitled to an education. Recognizing the need to ensure students with disabilities receive an education and all of the related advantages of an education, the United States protects the rights of students with disabilities via laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Some of these laws apply to students specifically in K-12, and others to students of all ages and specialties. Depending on the age of the student and the specifics of their disability, a student may be responsible for advocating for themself. Younger students, for example, are more reliant on parents, guardians, teachers, and other school officials to help them obtain the support they need. College or graduate students are responsible for asking for the help they need.

States may also pass their own laws above and beyond those passed by the federal government. States can increase protections for students with disabilities but not reduce their rights. Failure to receive the support you need could affect not only your education but also your future. The Lento team has nationwide experience in assisting students with disabilities get the accommodations they need to succeed.

Rights for Students with Disabilities

The ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. From ensuring buildings are handicap accessible to finding alternative methods of communication, the purpose of the ADA is to allow people to participate in daily life as much as possible.

To qualify for accommodations, you must have a documented disability. Simply claiming a disability is insufficient to trigger either federal or state law. The proof necessary varies depending on your specific circumstances. In general, you will need to provide a note from a doctor or test results that provide evidence of your disability. In some cases, a medical professiona