ERIC Number: ED346693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Student Access: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This paper addresses educational implications of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits programs receiving federal financial assistance from denying services to or discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Individual sections cover: legal definitions (e.g., "individual with handicaps" and "discrimination"); procedural requirements of Section 504; school district obligations for elementary and secondary education; special issues regarding students addicted to drugs or alcohol; special considerations for students having AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection; program accessibility; employment practices; and major differences between the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) and Section 504. Appendices include a sample letter to parents; various Office of Civil Rights Senior Staff Memoranda on legal questions; and a report on an Oregon due process hearing for an alcoholic student. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcoholism, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Drug Addiction, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Parent Rights, Student Rights
Oregon Department of Education, Publication Sales Clerk, 700 Pringle Parkway, S.E., Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1970; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)