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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Brooke Lacy

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Who needs a 504?
Parents or educators identify the need, then the student is to be evaluated through a series of assessments that target the individual’s needs.
504 VS IEP
History of Section 504
Section 504 is a plan that was enacted in 1973. It is there to protect the rights of a person with a disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504
Both are put in place to protect those with disabilities and allow them to participate in any activities they desire.
Once the need is identified, then educators and parents can start collaborating to make the correct adjustments and accommodations in the classroom.
ADA and a 504
ADA is the law that oversees the Section 504. They are directly related to each other.
To protect people with disabilities by allowing them to participate in activities federally funded without being discriminated against because of their disability.
Since there are laws to ensure women and minorities are treated equally, the government wanted to grant the same rights to those with disabilities.
Students must exhibit one or more of 13 disabilities listed under IDEA and have proof that it is affecting their learning.
504 Team: Individuals who have an established relationship with the student
The student's teacher, principal, counselor, and parents make up the core team. Others who know the student well enough may join too.
that may arise with a 504
Parental Non-Compliance
Confusion on who is the case manager and Special Education's role
Whether or not a student should qualify under Section 504 or IDEA.
Section 504 will be in
This is something that I will need to know about for the future since I want to teach general education.

Section 504.(2010) "Guidelines for Educators and Administrators for Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 — Subpart D"
Retrieved on February 8, 2014, from http://doe.sd.gov/oess/documents/sped_section504_Guidelines.pdf

National Center for Learning Disabilities
. "Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973" Retrieved on February 5, 2010, from http://www.ncld.org/disability-advocacy/learn-ld-laws/adaaa-section-504/section-504-rehabilitation-act-1973

504 Coordinator
Typically it's the person who establishes and monitors the 504 process.For example, the counselor is the coordinator for Scottsbluff Public Schools.
Receive accommodations within the classroom.
Classroom teacher and parent oversees that the individuals 504 is being followed
Same curriculum as peers.
There is no funding for 504 plans. The school district covers all costs.
receive accommodations in within the classroom AND outside the classroom.
Special education teacher and other IEP team members (Principal, classroom teacher, other service providers, parents, etc.) oversee that the individual's IEP is followed.
Special Instruction and different curriculum than peers
Federally funded
A Civil Rights Law
It's Purpose
Some of their responsibilities include:
ensuring that the school complies with 504 law.
ensure/train staff and parents on 504 requirements.
implement appropriate procedures when handling sensitive issues related to Section 504
budgets accordingly for 504 accommodations.
Keeps in contact with the state coordinator, their school's special education director, and regional Office for Civil Rights.
Special education teachers aren't involved in the 504 process. They would have to have an IEP to receive their services. However, there are special circumstances.
Majority of Cases
Students who are functioning 1.5 to 2 grade levels below their current grade, might meet the conditions under IDEA to receive special education services.
It will be my job to know how to use it appropriately and what signs to watch for in my students.
When I finish my endorsement, I will be able to know another method to help those students who are just slightly struggling in certain areas.
I think that making accommodations in the classroom for students is common sense. It's an educator's job to know their students to better assist them.
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