Virginia students with disabilities may think their journeys pursuing education are uncommon. However, an official study reports that nationwide, nearly 20 percent of students enrolled in an institution of higher education live with a disability. Not only do they have fellow peers to support their efforts, but a myriad of state and federal laws and guidelines require schools to provide students with disabilities reasonable accommodations. When students with disabilities work tirelessly to obtain a certification, diploma, or degree, Virginia schools sometimes fail in their obligations. If your primary or secondary school, college or university, or other educational program refuses to recognize your disability or grant reasonable accommodations, contact national education attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento. He and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team are prepared to engage in disability disputes against Virginia schools at any grade level or degree program.
Disabled Student Rights in Virginia
Disability Accommodations in Virginia
According to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, Virginia schools—like those in other states—must ensure a student's right to a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE), thereby obeying state and federal disability laws requi