ERIC Number: ED365073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures Manual for Regular Education. Section 504, 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Subpart D 34, Code of Federal Regulations--104.
Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC.
This guide, intended for regular educators in Pitt County, North Carolina, attempts to answer questions concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, compares this statute with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and offers practical suggestions for implementing Section 504. An introduction explains the right of a student with disabilities to a free appropriate public education, notes that some individuals may qualify as "handicapped" under Section 504 who do not qualify as "disabled" under IDEA, and stresses that the process of identification and determination of necessary accommodations are regular education functions. A glossary of 39 items defines terminology of both Acts. The next section looks at procedures required under the law including: consideration of Section 504 and IDEA eligibility, evaluation procedures, and eligibility determination. A chart then compares specific features of IDEA and Section 504. These are: general purpose, who is protected, educational responsibility, special education versus regular education, funding, accessibility, procedural safeguards, evaluations, identification procedures, and grievance procedures. Next, guidelines for notification, developing an accommodation plan, reevaluation, grievance, and due process are outlined with examples. Five forms used in the County to comply with Section 504 are attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Childrens Rights, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)