Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.
Service Animals – (AM: 3 Hours)
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities. This session will address what the public school can and cannot ask, what can be expected of the service animal and its provider, as well as how to prepare both staff and students for having a service animal on campus.
Executive Functions and Section 504 – (PM: 3 Hours)
Executive Functions have recently been mentioned as possibly being covered under Section 504 in both the recently released
ADHD Guidance Document and the Dept. of Justice Title II Regulations of the ADAAA. This session will review what Executive
Functions are, common disorders where Executive Functions are seen, and classroom observations and strategies to help the
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