Statutes & Regulations

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (commonly referred to as the “IDEA”) is the federal law under which The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, primarily operates.  The purpose of the IDEA is to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education (commonly referred to as a “FAPE”), individually tailored to meet each child's needs.  The IDEA details the rights of students with special needs and their parents/guardians.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities from programs that receive federal financial assistance, thereby ensuring that children with disabilities have equal access to education.

The New York Education Law is New York’s counterpart to the IDEA.  Like the IDEA, it details the rights of special needs students and their parents/guardians.

34 CFR Part 300 contains federal regulations to assist states in interpreting and implementing the IDEA.

The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education provides details for interpreting and implementing the New York Education Law.