LEGAL/ADVOCACY INFORMATION GUIDE

National Disability Rights Network

The network protects and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across the United States and the territories. We fight to end abuse and neglect where we find it. We assist people in finding and keeping their jobs and work with kids, parents and schools to combat bullying and ensure educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Learn More>>

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

In 1975 to The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA,  was passed to ensure that every child in america was given equal access to education. The act has been amended several times since it was first passed. But the spirit of the law remains the same Learn More>>

National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ)

People with disabilities make up at least 19 percent of the U.S. population or 54.4 million people. The goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities. Learn More>>

The Advocacy Institute

The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center is your guide to effective state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn More>>

The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)

The Families and Advocated Partnership for Education website, provides parents, educators, service providers, and policymakers with important national news and information related to improving educational outcomes for children with disabilities. Learn More>>

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, national organization, mostly volunteer run, that protects the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.  Learn More>>

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Learn More>>

The IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level. Learn More>>

Special Education Law Blog

A special education legal resource discussing case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal laws, statutes and regulations. Postings include insight and sometimes humor from Charles P. Fox, a Chicago, Illinois attorney who is also a parent of child with special needs, and other guest authors. Learn More>>

The Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) Help Center

The HIE Help Center is a resource site devoted to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a brain injury that can cause a wide range of disabilities. The site offers parents information on treatment, therapy, financial assistance, and daily living. Learn More>>

Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Learn More>>