Accommodating individuals with
As the nation’s special education law, IDEA provides rights and protections to children with disabilities and to their parents or legal guardians.
Learning your rights under IDEA can make it easier to get the help your child needs (and is legally entitled to) at school. (At that time, it was called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act.) The primary purposes of IDEA are: IDEA covers kids from birth through high school graduation or age 21 (whichever comes first).
For example, you might need to allot funds for a sign language interpreter, assistive listening devices, video captioning, printed media in an alternate format (e.g., copies of a Power Point presentation or handouts in large print, Braille or on a flash drive).
The Federal Government hires each person using a hiring authority (the term comes from the Federal regulation that describes it).
Federal agencies can use the Schedule A Hiring Authority to hire an individual with a disability.
The Disability Coordinator can help you anticipate costs and identify resources so that you are not addressing these needs at the last minute.
When promoting your meeting or event and planning for registration: I will need the following accommodations in order to participate: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Note taker Assistive listening device Captioning Large print Braille Flash drive containing printed materials Wheelchair access Reserved seating Orientation to facility Dietary restrictions.
There may be other groups listed that can also apply.