ERIC Number: ED436899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Section 504 and the ADA Promoting Student Access: A Resource Guide for Educators. Second Edition.
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Designed for educators, this guide provides an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, compares and contrasts Section 504 with the requirements of the federal special education statute of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discusses how powerful Section 504 is as a civil rights law protecting the rights of students with disabilities. The guide begins by discussing eligibility for Section 504 protections, the evaluation process, services, and parental notices. A flow chart comparing Section 504 with IDEA is provided, along with a chart comparing the major provisions of IDEA, Section 504, and ADA. Answers to commonly asked questions about Section 504 are then provided that address eligibility, accommodations, services, and disciplinary requirements. Extensive appendices include explanations of 504 provisions relating to definitions and discrimination, a sample Section 504 policy statement, procedural safeguards under Section 504, a Section 504 checklist, parental rights under Section 504, classroom and facility accommodations, a sample procedures checklist, a sample referral for 504 assistance, a sample notice of conference, a sample form to determine 504 eligibility, a sample section 504 accommodation plan form, and the Office for Civil Rights regional locations. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, School Responsibility, Student Rights
CASE, 615 16th St., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 ($15 per copy, $10 quantity price).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)