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ERIC Number: EJ795475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
School District Implementation of Section 504 in One State
Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v24 n2 p47-58 Spr 2006
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that applies to all school districts nationwide. Despite its wide coverage, there is a dearth of research on how the law is implemented. This study presents the results of an exploratory investigation of Section 504 practices with 154 special education directors in one northeastern state. Based upon a response rate of 55% (n = 85) results indicated that while most districts have formal Section 504 policies in place, this is a fairly recent development. Responsibility for the implementation of the regulations and the coordination of Section 504 plans fell to a wide range of personnel in the schools. Implications and areas for additional research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Division for Physical and Health Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; TTY: 866-915-5000; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)