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Section 504

 

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the US Department of Education.  Section 504 provides: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…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 assistance…”

Section 504 requires recipients to provide to students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of such students to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities are met.  An appropriate education for a student with a disability under Section 504 regulations could consist of but not be limited to education in regular classrooms with accommodations.

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Notice of Parent/Student Rights Under Section 504