To exercise this right, you must ask the school to evaluate your child.
But instead of providing an equal opportunity to learn, they provide an equal opportunity to participate. You may see them used in driver’s tests, the workplace, summer camps, sport clubs and even at Disney World.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment.
If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer or other covered entity must treat her in the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee.
For the child who struggles to write out answers on tests, an accommodation may be to have her give answers orally. Here are four categories of accommodations for different needs. It doesn’t take much, for example, for the teacher to move your child’s seat away from a noisy classroom door that’s distracting.
If you think accommodations may help your child, talk to her teacher. If your child needs bigger changes, however, you may want to seek formal accommodations.