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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. The law protects individuals whose physical or mental disabilities substantially limit one or more "major" life activities, such as caring for themselves, breathing, walking, or learning. This statute protects children with physical and mental disabilities who are not, and should not be, receiving special education services, as well as those receiving special education services.

A parent can request a 504 plan for their child by contacting the school administrator or school psychologist in their child's building.

Please see the following resource for more information regarding Section 504 and education:

"Student Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act"