Students with disabilities at any level of education will encounter challenges with demanding academic calendars, staying eligible for financial aid, and even applying for disability accommodations. Yet, they shouldn't feel alone in facing adversity. One study shows that nearly 20 percent of college and university students nationwide have a disability. Although there is a myriad of state and federal laws compelling schools to grant reasonable accommodations for qualifying disabilities, some schools in the District of Columbia may fail to provide them. As a parent, you don't want school administrators mistreating your child. If your child's school or program refuses to acknowledge their disability or offer legally-required accommodations, contact national education lawyer Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team. They stand ready to defend any student pursuing an education.
Disabled Student Rights in the District of Columbia
Disability Accommodations in the District of Columbia
According to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, every primary and secondary school student is guaranteed a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). Moreover, regardless of what type of disability a st