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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly known as “Section 504”, is a federal law whose purpose is to prohibit and prevent discrimination against students with disabilities who may participate in, or receive benefits from programs receiving federal financial assistance, e.g., school districts, charter schools and other recipients. In the public schools specifically, Section 504 applies to ensure that eligible, disable students are provided with educational benefits and opportunities equal to those provided to non-disabled students.

A student with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities/major bodily functions such as reading, concentration, thinking, learning, walking, seeing, hearing breathing, working, and performing manual task, etc. Eligible students may be entitled to an accommodation plan that provides the student with the same opportunity to benefit from programs and services as afforded non-disable students.

 

For further information:

Contact - Nelson Showalter, Director of Exceptional Children

336-694-4052

nshowalter@caswell.k12.nc.us

 

 

 


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