Education Advocacy Program
To learn more about our work in education advocacy, click here to view our Year-End Report for 2021.
Click here to view our brochure.
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Overview of Special Education
Section 504 is an accommodation plan that is provided to a student with a disability that affects the student’s learning but doesn't require special education instruction. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is an expansive federal law that covers eligible students with disabilities and ensures the opportunity to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Students must be referred for an evaluation to determine if they're eligible for special education and related services.
Volunteer Education Advocates
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in need of more volunteers to advocate for children’s special education needs and rights. We provide training and support to Volunteer Education Advocates who are willing to speak up for children with disabilities, ensuring that their schools are meeting their needs.
We're looking for volunteers 18 years of age or older who have no personal or professional interests that conflict with the interest of the student. Visit www.lacsn.org/edadvocate to learn more.