Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that protects students with disabilities from discrimination. It applies to school districts that receive federal funding. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of his or her 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." A student with a disability is eligible for accommodations and/or services specified in a Section 504 Plan.
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- Are there differences between Section 504 and Special Education? What are they?
- What is considered a physical impairment?
- What is considered a mental impairment?
- What does substantial limitation mean?
- What are major life activities?
- What evaluations are required to qualify a student for Section 504?
- Who decides which students can qualify for a Section 504 plan?
- What is considered reasonable accommodations?
- What services may be provided under a Section 504 plan?