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This document presents a detailed explanation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its procedural requirements; sample procedural documents; highlights of the major differences among Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); a flow chart of the accommodation process; sample accommodation plans; and suggestions for working with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Individual sections address definitions under Section 504, school district obligations for elementary and secondary education, and procedural requirements of Section 504. A tabular format compares major components of Section 504 to the IDEA and the ADA. Components compared include: purpose, who is protected, duty to provide a free appropriate public education, special education versus regular education, funding, procedural safeguards, evaluations, placement procedures, grievance procedures, due process, enforcement, prohibition of discrimination, notice requirements, reasonable accommodation, information on access, auxiliary aids, and discrimination on basis of association. Appendices include a wide variety of sample forms and policies complying with the law. (DB)

Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Rehabilitation, School Responsibility, Special Education

Autor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.


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