Legal Issues

People with disabilities are often confronted with barriers to education, employment, and other aspects of their lives. State and federal laws have begun to break down these barriers. A key to developing effective self-advocacy skills is knowing and understanding your rights and responsibilities as a student and/or employee. Below are some resources that can help you gain this knowledge.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Employment

Disclosure of a Disability

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Guide to the Individualized Education Program

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Job Applicants and the ADA

Legal and Illegal Employment Questions

Reasonable Accommodation and the ADA

The Rehabilitation Act

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-172