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    Austin, TX 78714-9347
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    Austin, Texas 78756

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Texas Guide to School Health Services: Special Health Care Needs

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are laws that protect children with special healthcare and educational needs. Below is information about these laws, rules and recommended practices for the management of children’s special healthcare and educational needs. 

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Americans with Disabilities Act 

Managing Students with Special Healthcare Needs


Civil Rights Laws and Regulations

Section 504 in Schools

Special Education

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Last updated May 27, 2022