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ERIC Number: ED500367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 132
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The State of New Mexico Guidelines for Educators and Administrators for Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
New Mexico Public Education Department
Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the protection of Section 504 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and private schools receiving direct or indirect federal funding. Section 504 is the other service option available to students with disabilities, but who are not already eligible and receiving special education services under the eligibility requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is designed to provide equal access and fairness in general education to students with disabilities, thereby leveling the playing field for them through what is known as a Section 504 Accommodation Plan. This guide presents: (1) Overview of Section 504; (2) Procedural Requirements; (3) Eligibility and Determination of Section 504 Services; and (4) Strategies, Accommodations, and Services. Appendices include: (1) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973--Regulations; (2) Sample Forms for Section 504; (3) OCR Questions and Answers: Clarification of Policy for 504; (4) Acronyms and Definitions; (5) A Comparison of IDEA, 504, and ADA; (6) Examples of Disabilities and Suggested Accommodations; (7) Examples of Section 504 Discrimination; (8) Summary of Section 504 Regulations Subparts; and (9) Web Links. [This guide was produced by the New Mexico Department of Education.]
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)