Apr 27

Letter to Congress Regarding IDEA Waivers

On April 3, 2020, the Center submitted a letter to Congress urging against issuing any waivers under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and requesting that Congress consider additional support for schools.

In the letter, the Center argued that while the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, this is not the time to eliminate or reduce, even temporarily, any statutory requirements of either the IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehab Act. Further, Congress should require the FCC to lift restrictions on the distribution of internet-connected devices to students and provide additional IDEA funding to states.

Read the Full Letter