ERIC Number: ED481290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Section 504/ADA: Guidelines for Educators in Kansas. Revised.
Miller, Joan; Bieker, Rod; Copenhaver, John
This document presents the Kansas 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 A, B, C, and D of the regulations for Section 504 which deal with general provisions, employment practices, accessibility and education. An introduction offers examples of how school systems can discriminate against individuals with disabilities and is followed by definitions common to both laws and a list of acronyms. 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. A section on accommodations and services lists strategies under the following categories: environmental, organizational, behavioral, presentation, methodology, and curriculum. A list of 98 effective accommodations and services precedes examples of accommodations for 19 specific disabilities. Twenty-eight common questions and answers conclude the guide. Appendices include: the text of Section 504 and regulations, sample forms, sample accommodation plans, guidelines for student discipline under Section 504, a physical accessibility checklist, recent Office of Civil Rights (OCR) rulings, and important OCR policy letters. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Due Process, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Guidelines, State Standards
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Utah State University, 1780 North Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341. Tel: 435-752-0238; Fax: 435-753-9750; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.usu.edu/mprrc/infoserv/pubs/KSADA5041.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)