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Section 504

Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits recipients of federal funding from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. This Act is a non-discrimination law that also guarantees students with disabilities access to a free appropriate public education. Section 504 requires schools to provide all individuals an opportunity for meaningful participation in district programs & facilities.

In order to qualify for non-discrimination protection under Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, an individual must

1. Have a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity.

2. Have a record of such impairments.

3. Be regarded as having such an impairment.

If you have a child or know of a student who may be eligible under Section 504, contact the student's school counselor or school administrator.