In 1990, the U.S. became the first nation on earth to comprehensively declare equality for its citizens with disabilities. With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. enshrined into law the promise of equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect for every American. The ADA and other laws including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), The Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protect the rights of students with disabilities in the U.S.
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