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Adult Education Dictionary: Disabilities

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Individual with a Disability   An individual with any disability (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102)....  
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  IDEA originates with a 1975 federal law, originally known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In exchange for federal money, schools must...  
Learning Disability (LD)  A severe difficulty in learning to read, write, or compute. Those with learning disability have a significant discrepancy between what is expected of...  
Substantially Handicapped   Those who have handicaps which are likely to continue indefinitely or for a prolonged period, and whose handicap results in substantial functional limitations...  
The Arc (ARC)  The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted...  
Title I Helping Disadvantaged Students Meet High Standards   Title I: Helping Disadvantaged Students Meet High Standards (formerly Chapter 1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended...  
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Universal Design for Learning (UDL), also known as UD and universal design for instruction, is an educational approach that stresses "flexible goals,...  
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