Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The purpose of the Act is to prohibit discrimination and to assure that impaired students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-impaired students.
Who is Eligible?
A student should be considered for eligibility under Section 504 if he/she:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
- Has a record of such an impairment.
- Is regarded as having such an impairment.
Section 504 May Include Conditions Such As:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Hearing Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Auto-immune deficiency
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Disorders of Major Body Functions
** Not intended to be all-inclusive