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ERIC Number: EJ872851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Meet the New and Improved Section 504
Cortiella, Candace; Kaloi, Laura
Exceptional Parent, v40 n2 p14-15 Feb 2010
In late 2008, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the new law became effective on January 1, 2009. The amended law corrected what Congress considered to be a departure from the intent of the original ADA (passed in 1990) brought about by several narrow interpretations by the courts. Because the ADAAA included a conforming amendment to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the broadened interpretation of who can qualify for services now applies to both laws. As a result, more students may now be eligible for services and supports under Section 504. In this article, the authors discuss the new and improved Section 504, and describe the significant changes made by the ADAAA, which have substantial impact on the policies and procedures used by elementary and secondary schools. In light of the changes made, the authors present some situations where eligibility for Section 504 should be considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973