Legislative Issues Facing People with Disabilities – Federal Fact Sheets

A series of six fact sheets with talking points that summarize critical national legislative issues facing people with disabilities was prepared in March 2013. The documents include background information, key issues and recommendations.

The fact sheets:

The fact sheets were jointly developed by 6 national organizations:

Disability and the Public Education System

Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School – The high risk of getting suspended from school is not borne equally by all students, which raises civil rights issues and questions about fundamental fairness. This report demonstrates that in some school districts, children with disabilities are usually at a far greater risk for suspension than students without disabilities. The report also includes recommendations for parents, advocates, federal and state policymakers, educators, the media, and researchers.