Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.
Join the 504 ListServ
If you would like to receive correspondence about upcoming training opportunities and developments related to Section 504, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to join the 504 listserv.
Please join us for upcoming onsite training opportunities:
March 22, 2013 - Section 504: Introduction and Overview of Compliance Requirements Spring 2013
In efforts to provide ongoing support to Section 504 district and campus
coordinators throughout Region 20, quarterly contact meetings are
available in face-to-face and webinar format. Our next contact meeting
is scheduled for May 2, 2013 from 8:30-11:30. Please register in
iLearning to attend this session.