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Banerjee, Manju; Madaus, Joseph W.; Gelbar, Nicholas – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
A key issue in fostering transition to postsecondary education for students with disabilities is documentation verifying the nature of the disability and supporting the need for services and reasonable accommodations. Documentation guidelines assist postsecondary disability service providers in making decisions about eligibility and reasonable…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Documentation, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The modern history of the legal protections for students with learning disabilities in K-12 education focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is funding legislation with detailed accompanying regulations that, respectively, are periodically revised as part of the reauthorization process. In contrast, Section 504 of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Martin, Reed – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2005
As federal special education laws change once again--with the passage of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) amendments--what impact is it likely to have for parents, students, teachers, evaluators, school administrators, and the courts? This article describes the actions the author, an attorney within the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Evaluators, Educational Practices
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Brown, Dale S.; Gerber, Paul J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1992
This article introduces a special issue on employment of individuals with learning disabilities, produced in response to a conference sponsored by the President's Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities and the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Key issues include transition into the workforce, social skills,…
Descriptors: Adults, Employment, Learning Disabilities
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Gerber, Paul J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1992
This article presents observations from contacts and consultations with representatives of 25 major companies in the Richmond, Virginia, area concerning their strategies for complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The article concludes that a dynamic tension exists between employers and people with disabilities, and the law's…
Descriptors: Adults, Business, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
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Grossman, Paul David – Learning Disability Quarterly, 1992
This article delineates legal protections prohibiting employment discrimination of individuals with learning disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Title V) and Americans with Disabilities Act (Title I) are described, fundamental concepts are discussed, and strategies are presented for ensuring that these laws are relied upon appropriately…
Descriptors: Adults, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation