Students with Disabilities Allege Discrimination in Distance Learning

Oct 14, 2021 | Accommodations, Advocacy, Covid-19, Federal Standards

Disability Rights California announced that six families of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against the State of California and other state agencies for violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The families claim that school districts across the state do not provide services or accommodations in distance learning for disabled students, and exclude some students with disabilities from the virtual learning program.

Chalkbeat reports on the California complaint, as well as difficulties students with disabilities are experiencing accessing virtual learning programs in Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia and Texas.