LDA Raises Concerns over IDEA and Section 504 Waivers to Secretary Betsy DeVos
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos related to concerns about a provision included in the recently enacted H.R. 748 (CARES Act). LDA along with 39 national and state organizations, on behalf of parents, families, and educators of individuals with learning disabilities, urged the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider offering any recommendations to Congress for additional waivers needed for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, pursuant to Section 3511 of the CARES Act. Any additional waivers would significantly roll back civil rights protections for students with disabilities, including individuals with learning disabilities.
We share LDA's concerns - click the link below to read their entire statement!