Students with disabilities have the same right to an education as any other person. Unfortunately, many schools in Louisiana fail to make appropriate accommodations for students with special needs, which may prevent students with disabilities from reaching their full potential. Whether it is a learning disability like ADHD, a cognitive problem like autism, or a physical disability like blindness or deafness, students with disabilities need a supportive environment that includes them as a valued part of the classroom.
At the Lento Law Firm, national educational attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento believes in helping students get the support they need. Our team of experienced education law professionals can help you work with your school's administration and can help ensure that you or your child get the educational accommodations that the law requires. If you are struggling with disability accommodations at your Louisiana school, retain the Lento Law Firm today.
Disabled Student Rights in Louisiana
Disability Accommodations in Louisiana
If you are a student or the parent of a student with disabilities, both state and federal laws protect your right to an education. In Louisiana, several federal laws require schools to make accommodations for disabled students or risk losing their federal funding. The main federal law which protects students from elementary school through high school in Louisiana is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Among other things, this law requires Louisiana schools to provide free and appropriate public education, an individualized educational program, and the least restrictive setting possible to accomplish those goals. Students should