Laws, Policies, Rights & Regulations Resources

Law and Guidance Overview
This page from the Department of Education provides links to legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other topics.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
This is the home page for the official US Department of Education IDEA page.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.

The Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page is updated to reflect newly developed materials, including responses to frequently asked questions.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA website provides publications and videos that answer many questions, including: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA?

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
This is the Department of Education’s page on the Rehabilitation Act as amended through P.L. 114–95, enacted December 10, 2015. A link to the law in pdf form is available.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
The NDRN delivers state-of-the-art training, technical assistance and networking. Its Training & Advocacy Support Center (TASC) is designed to enhance the advocacy functions of the Protection & Advocacy agencies (P&As) and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs) in their efforts to protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities and prevent and/or remedy abuse and neglect of those who reside in institutions, other facilities and the community.