Private and Religious Schools

The ADA covers private elementary and secondary schools as places of public accommodation; i.e., the schools must be physically accessible to those with disabilities. But these schools are not required to provide free appropriate education or develop an individualized educational program for students with disabilities. Any private school that receives federal grant monies or any type of federal assistance would then fall under the Department of Education’s regulations regarding construction and alterations to the private school’s structures and buildings, where it can be conveniently and economically incorporated.


Inside Private and Religious Schools