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504 process

What is a Section 504?

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It is designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

Who is eligible to receive services under section 504?

Any person who has a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one of more major life activities, is eligible to receive services under Section 504.

What services are available for students with disabilities under Section 504?

Under Section 504, students with disabilities receive accommodations that enable them to fully participate in the regular education curriculum by eliminating barriers presented by their disabilities. Services and accommodations depend on a student’s disability.

What is a Section 504 Accommodation Plan?

Under Section 504, a student receives an accommodation plan with accommodations that support him/her in school. Educators ensure these students receive their accommodations so they can fully access and participate in the curriculum.

For any questions, please contact Ellen Flanagan; Section 504 Coordinator: 302-995-8189.