Private Schools

I Think I've Experienced Discrimination: Where Can I File?

I Think I've Experienced Discrimination: Where Can I File?

If the school is private, a complaint can be filed with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Disability Rights Section.
 
If the school is a state institution, a complaint can be filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), as state-run higher ed institutions are covered under the Section 504 by the U.S. Department of Education.



Disclaimer: The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) does not offer legal advice but NOND does offer resources to help you understand your rights, protections, and responsibilities within various Disability Rights Laws.

Are Private Schools Subject to the ADA?

Are private schools subject to the ADA?
by Bronwynne Evans
Yes, Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in public accommodations. Private schools must eliminate unnecessary eligibility standards that deny access to individuals with disabilities, and make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures that deny access unless a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program would result. They also must furnish auxiliary aids such as interpreters, notetakers, or readers when necessary to ensure effective communication, unless an undue burden or fundamental alteration would result.
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