ERIC Number: ED432114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with Disabilities: Requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
This pamphlet outlines requirements for a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities under Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Requirements include: (1) ensuring that all school age children who have disabilities are entitled to FAPE; (2) providing an appropriate education that includes educational services designed to meet the individual educational needs of students with disabilities as adequately as the needs of typical students; (3) ensuring the education of each student with a disability with typical students to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student with a disability; (4) employing nondiscriminatory evaluation and placement procedures and establishing due process procedures that enable parents and guardians to receive required notices, review their child's records and challenge identification, evaluation, and placement decisions; and (5) providing a free education without cost to the person with a disability, except for fees equally imposed on typical students. The pamphlet also discusses the differences and similarities of FAPE provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)