Section 504: Supporting Students With Disabilities


    Section 504 of the Federal Vocational and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a law that protects the rights of individual with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal funding. Students may qualify for services under Section 504 but may not necessarily qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA. Section 504 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities.


504 Plans

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

  • Key features of FAPE under Section 504 include:

  • Physical or mental impairments

  • Disability

  • Major life activities

  • Mitigating measures

  • Substantial limitation

  • Episodic impairments

  • Procedural Safeguards

  • If the parent/guardian is not satisfied with the resolution of the issue, he/she may request a Section 504 due process hearing.


  • District Office
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