ERIC Number: ED172414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Section 504: Civil Rights for the Handicapped.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the first major statutory civil rights enactment that protects handicapped individuals from discriminatory practices in employment and educational opportunities and in accessibility to federally supported programs and activities. The purpose of this handbook is to examine the statutory and regulatory requirements of Title V, Section 504, and to outline the administrative responsibilities of local educational agencies relative to its successful implementation. The goals of this handbook are similar to those of "Public Law 94-142: Special Education in Transition," a companion document. To achieve these goals, the handbook is divided into five chapters covering substantive and procedural issues, employment practices, and program accessibility. Two final chapters offer a comparison of Section 504 and P.L. 94-142 and identify future trends. The book concludes that the Section 504 regulation, in concert with P.L. 94-142, can provide much needed relief to handicapped individuals. A checklist provided at the end helps determine the accessibility of buildings to the physically handicapped. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Role, Check Lists, Civil Rights Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Job Analysis, Legislation, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Program Evaluation
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No. 021-00327; $4.95, quantity discounts; orders for less than $15 must be accompanied by payment in full and add $1.00 for handling and postage)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: For a related document, see EA 011 844