Legal Differences

Legal Differences

ITEM SECONDARY POSTSECONDARY
(IDEA) (Section 504/ADA)
Identification Responsibility of school system to identify students with disabilities Responsibility of the student to self-identify to the institution
Evaluation Responsibility f the school system to evaluate the child at no cost to the family Responsibility of the student to provide evaluation documentation of disabling condition at no cost to the institution
Services Responsibility of the school system to arrange and implement accommodations and special education services Responsibility of the student to request accommodations
Parents Parents actively involved in student’s education and have access to records FERPA enforced, parents involvement is limited
Setting Least restrictive environment. Self- contained classroom, regular classroom, and resource room Regular classroom