What is the difference between the IDEA Act (Individuals with Education Disabilities Act) and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)?
Idea Act vs. ADA Act
The IDEA Act expires when an individual with a disability graduates from high-school. The next level of legislation is called the ADA. The main difference is that services under IDEA can be obligatory since they are mandated by the federal government in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, rather than voluntary under the ADA.
The Americans with Disabilities Act offers many protections within colleges, companies and organizations; however, as an adult, you are responsible to apply for services. Visit the following website for more details and information regarding IDEA and ADA.
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United States Department of Labor, Disability Resources – Home & Community-Based Services Benefits