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OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Immunization Requirements for Students With Disabilities

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The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued guidance regarding how schools should address situations where a student with a disability is unvaccinated. This guidance recognizes that there are certain medical conditions where a disabled student should not get vaccinated, such as HIV/AIDS, Leukemia, or certain types of cancers. OCR states… Continue Reading

OCR’s Latest Interpretation on Participation of Disabled Students in Extracurricular Athletic Activities

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On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an important “Dear Colleague” letter. The letter was intended to clarify school districts’ legal obligations to provide students with disabilities equal access to extracurricular athletic activities. In essence, OCR stated that disabled students have the right to equal opportunities to… Continue Reading

OCR Issues Dear Colleague Letter to Ensure Schools’ Compliance with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

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On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter to assist schools in administering discipline without discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The letter emphasizes the Office for Civil Rights’ focus on eliminating discrimination in schools, and the importance of… Continue Reading