In responding to requests for technical assistance, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has determined that school officials would benefit from additional guidance concerning the effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act) on public elementary and secondary programs. This resource includes answers to questions including:

  • “What disability-related Federal laws does OCR enforce?”
  • “Does the Amendments Act alter the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?”
  • “Is learning the only major life activity that a school district must consider in determining if a student has a disability under Section 504 and Title II?”

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