Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: WHAT DO THE LAWS SAY? The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) receives thousands of inquiries each year from families, educators, and others asking for information about federal laws regarding special education and related services, vocational education, and civil rights. The people who contact NICHCY are interested in the laws and their intent, the regulations, and their state's implementation of these laws.
Early Intervention and IDEA ) Overview to the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilties (Part C) under IDEA.
IDEA 97 Training Package On-line Office of Special Education Programs' IDEA 97 Training Package.This training package focuses on some of the legal requirements and provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997.
LEGAL RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN WITH ADD Federal law requires that children with ADD be provided a free and appropriate public education. As it has only recently been clarified that these children are eligible for special educational services and given the lack of understanding in some quarters regarding ADD, many children with ADD may not be receiving required educational services.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System and Client Assistance Program (CAP) comprise the nationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally-based disability rights agencies. P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under all federal and state laws, to all people with disabilities (based on a system of priorities for services).
National Information Center NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.