Does the youth understand civil rights laws for people with disabilities?
Understanding federal civil rights laws — such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — can empower youth in transition.
Awareness: Understand the importance of civil rights and federal civil rights laws for people with disabilities.
Exploration: Identify how civil rights impact daily life.
Preparation: Practice advocacy skills related to civil rights.
Implementation: Advocate for civil rights as needed.
Instruction in self-advocacy
LEARN: Develop your knowledge
Learn how to support youth in exploring disability rights.