ERIC Number: ED481188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Section 504/ADA: Guidelines for Educators and Administrators. Revised.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This document presents the Utah State Department of Education's guidelines to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines specifically address Subparts D and E of the regulations for Section 504, which deal with education. An introduction offers examples of discriminatory acts by school systems against individuals with disabilities and is followed by a list of acronyms and definitions. An overview of Section 504 summarizes each subpart and charts responsibilities under the law of various individuals and groups. The next section compares Section 504, the ADA, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Eight procedural requirements under the law are then explained. Guidelines for determining eligibility and services are then detailed and include indicators for considering possible accommodations and/or services and the process for service determination. A section on accommodations and services lists strategies under the following categories: environmental, organizational, behavioral, presentation, methodology, and curriculum. A list of 100 effective accommodations and services precedes examples of accommodations for 18 specific disabilities. Twenty common questions and answers conclude the guide. Appendices include the text of Section 504 and regulations, sample forms, and important Office of Civil Rights policy letters. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Due Process, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Guidelines, State Standards
Utah State Office of Education, Educational Equity Section, 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200. Tel: 801-538-7647; Fax: 801-538-7991; Web site: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us. For full text: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/equity/Section%20504/newUtsection504.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)