Students living with disabilities face challenges pursuing education, from social pressures and the trials of adolescence to academic rigors and obtaining legally-required reasonable accommodations. While students with disabilities may feel isolated in their endeavors, they are not alone. For instance, one study shows that nearly 20 percent of students nationwide enrolled in a higher education program have a physical, mental, or emotional disability. Laws at both the state and federal levels require schools to provide reasonable accommodations to students with qualifying disabilities, but Idaho schools sometimes fail to deliver them. If your primary or secondary school, college or university, or other educational program fails to acknowledge your disability or rejects pleas for reasonable accommodations, contact national education attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento. He and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team stand ready to uphold your disability rights for equal education access.
Disabled Student Rights in Idaho
Disability Accommodations in Idaho
Schools in Idaho and nationwide must afford students a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE), per the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Since disabilities can hinder a student's access to FAPE, they must be