If you are a Minnesota student with a disability that is negatively impacting your academic experience, you have rights, and you are not alone. In its 2022 Child Count report, the Minnesota Department of Education found that more than 150,000 students in the state (birth through age 21) have a disability. If you are among them, know that state and federal laws, rules, and regulations protect you against a school or district failing to recognize or accommodate your qualifying disability. National education attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team are also ready to support you in your effort to access the protections you are entitled to, at any grade level and in any program. Contact attorney-advisor Lento and his team now for help with your Minnesota school disability issue.
Rights for Students with Disabilities in Minnesota
Disability Accommodations in Minnesota
All students – regardless of disability status – have a legal right to a free appropriate education. Further, the 1990 Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) outlines the rights and protections students with disabilities have under federal law and what responsibilities schools have to equitably serve all students.
IDEA is the primary federal law requiring all U.S. schools, colleges, and universities to reasonably accommodate student disabilities. IDEA requires schools to maintain and implement indi