September 21, 2015
Organizations mentioned/involved: Learning Rights Law Center
A former Downey High School student says she was removed from jazz choir, even though she had previously performed with them, because she was diagnosed with epilepsy.
“S.L.’s case represents what a lot of students go through that have disabilities that are either not really understood,” says Janeen Steel, the executive director of the Learning Rights Law Center in Los Angeles.
“She has a right to be in school, go to school every day, be safe, be able to participate in her jazz choir, and not be excluded because of her disability,” Steel said.Tags: Disability Rights, Education