Disability Legislation

No one piece of legislation defines government services to youth with disabilities or for that matter, any youth. Instead, there are a number of acts that impact youth with disabilities. NCWD/Youth has gathered and highlighted the following information about a number of these acts:

  • Age of youth covered by legislation,
  • Eligibility criteria,
  • Services provided,
  • Providers of the services, and
  • Triggers for turning services on or stopping services.

View individual acts below, listed alphabetically.

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Legislation Updates

Summary of Revised IDEA This summary explains some of the major provisions of the new law including individualized student planning, transition, litigation, and due process protections. The revisions of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) build on and more closely align IDEA with the No Child Left Behind Act.

Expanded Overview of the ADA This overview provides information on the structure of the ADA and identifies enforcing agencies, introduces language and information associated with the definition of disability, and explains the historical context of the disability rights movement and related Federal laws, culminating with the passage of the ADA.

Legislation Information

  1. American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 - Public Law 105-277
  2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Public Law 101-336
  3. Assistive Technology Act of 2004 - Public Law 108-364
  4. Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 - Public Law 106-554
  5. Community Services Block Grant Act, Title VI, Subtitle B, of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 - Public Law 97-35, as amended
  6. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 - Public Law 106-402
  7. Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 - Public Law 106-169
  8. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 - Public Law 108-446
  9. Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 - Public Law 107-147
    Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 - Public Law 104-188
  10. Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 - Public Law 93-415
  11. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act - Public Law 100-77
  12. National Affordable Housing Act - Public Law 101-625
  13. National and Community Service Act of 1990 - Public Law 101-610
  14. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act - Public Law 105-332
  15. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 - Public Law 104-193
  16. Public Health Service Act as amended
  17. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by Public Law 105-220
  18. Social Security Act - Public Law 74-2710
  19. Workforce Investment Act of 1998 - Public Law 105-220

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