ERIC Number: ED352783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Education for the Disabled. A Guide to Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Heyward, Salome M.
This book presents an analysis of and guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Part I considers the evolution of compliance standards under Section 504 with chapters on civil rights compliance standards, nondiscrimination versus affirmative action, and the recipient's obligation. Part II provides an overview of Section 504 covering: who must comply (the meaning of "recipient" and "federal financial assistance"); determining who is handicapped; the meaning of"qualified handicapped person"; prohibited discriminatory actions; and procedural requirements. Part III examines the duty to provide access to facilities. Part IV focuses specifically on elementary and secondary education through coverage of: entities responsible for providing services; appropriate education; free education; educational setting; evaluation and placement; disciplining disabled students; procedural safeguards; nonacademic services; preschool, adult education, and private education; and Section 504 versus the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA). Part V addresses postsecondary education and discusses the recipient's responsibility, admissions and recruitment, treatment of students, and academic adjustments. Employment is the focus of part VI which considers meaningful access, reasonable accommodation, employment criteria, and preemployment inquiries. The last section looks at enforcement including charges of discrimination, relationships with the federal enforcement agency, and development of an effective compliance program. Appendices list cases, agency rulings, and sources of information and provide the text of Section 504. End notes for each chapter are also provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, College Admission, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Pupil Personnel Services, Rehabilitation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Recruitment
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640 ($38.50 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)