Section 504

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The Rehabilitation Act was passed in 1973 to prohibit entities receiving federal funds from allowing disability discrimination. Subpart C of Section 504 of that act requires school districts to make programs and activities accessible to and usable by all individuals with disabilities. It states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

National Resources

504 Plans for Children with Severe Food Allergy

504 Plans: Information for Educators

504 Plan Templates and Suggested Accommodations

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities: Higher Education’s Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA

Child with 504 Plan Failing, School Won’t Evaluate

The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Developing 504 Classroom Accommodation Plans

Diabetes Sample Section 504 Plan

Discrimination: Sending Special Education Kids Home Early

Discrimination: Section 504 and ADA

Education Accommodations Under Section 504

Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 & the Education of Children with Disabilities

Department of Education Guidance on Rights of Students With Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology

Is There a Limit on What School Districts have to do, and have to Spend, to Meet the 504 Rights of Students with Disabilities

Leveling the Playing Field or Leveling the Players?

Notice of Rights for Disabled Students and Their Parents Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

OCR Duty Not to Discriminate Under Section 504

Overview of Section 504

Placement of a Child in Special Education or Section 504

Protecting Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities

Questions and Answers on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 for Students with Disabilities Attending Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Section 504: Accommodations & After-School Programs

Section 504 Committee Decision Making Chart

Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Education Reform

A Step-by-Step Process for Developing a 504 Program from Scratch

Understanding the Differences between IDEA and Section 504 (Council for Exceptional Children)

What is a “substantial limitation”?

What is Section 504?


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