IDEA - This law protects the children with disabilities to receive the best education in the least restrictive environment and emphasizes transition planning for adolescents. This law has been reauthorized since it was created and is the current legislation for school-age children with special needs.
ADA - This law makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with disabilities for employment. This is very important for the transition stage of students with disabilities. Employers must comply with the EEOC standards for hiring. Schools can help by teaching specific job skills to their students to find employment.