Student Disability Advisor — Connecticut

Students with disabilities pursuing education in Connecticut aren't alone in their journeys. Statistics show that across the U.S., nearly 20 percent of enrolled students live with a disability. Although state and federal laws and regulations must afford students with disabilities reasonable accommodations for equal access to education, Connecticut schools sometimes fail to act accordingly. If your college, university, or training program does not recognize your disability or refuses to grant accommodations, contact national education attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento. He and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team are also ready to stand behind you or your student in their dispute with a Connecticut school at any grade level, degree concentration, or program.

Disabled Student Rights in Connecticut

Disability Accommodations in Connecticut

Connecticut schools at all levels, from primary and secondary school to institutions of higher education, must comply with federal disability laws requiring accommodations for qualifying disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the principal federal law requiring Connecticut's K-12 schools to reasonably assist students with disabilities through age 21. IDEA requires those schools to identify students with disabilities, then maintain and implement individualized education plans (IEPs). Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law compelling Connecticut's colleges and universities and post-graduate and career schools to reasonably accommodate student disabilities. Standard accommodations include student assistance services, co