ERIC Number: ED455661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Section 504 and Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Determining Eligibility, Developing Accommodation Plans, and Documenting Compliance.
Smith, Tom E. C.; Patton, James R.
This book is intended to help school personnel in determining whether a child is eligible for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, providing a framework for analyzing a child's deficit areas to clearly determine eligibility and justify providing or declining services under this law. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce the guide and give an overview of the requirements of Section 504. Chapter 3 details the specific requirements of Section 504 for schools, including the provision of a free appropriate public education. Chapter 4 describes how to determine if a child is eligible for Section 504 services. It details a method of analyzing a student's deficit areas to determine whether there is a substantial limitation in a major life activity, the basis for eligibility under Section 504. Developing accommodation plans for students is the focus of Chapter 5, whereas Chapter 6 provides information on the procedural safeguards that must be provided to students and their families. Finally, Chapter 7 lists and answers frequently asked questions about Section 504. Appendices include the regulations of Section 504 that focus on schools, an accessibility checklist, a school policy outline, a sample parents rights form, and a guide to classroom interventions. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Models, School Responsibility, Services, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)