New! Parent and Teacher Guide to Section 504
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ISSN: 1538-320
January 24, 2017

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Did you know that kids with disabilities who get good grades may be eligible for 504 plans? Yes!

A student may have a disability and be eligible for Section 504 services, including modifications, even if the student performs well academically.

Did you know that all public schools and all public charter and magnet schools that receive Federal financial assistance must comply with Section 504?

Do you have questions about getting services for your child or student with a disability?

The new OCR Parent and Educator Guide is a must read!

If you are running into roadblocks from school staff, bring an extra copy or two of this Guide for members of your team.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find the meaning of disability under Section 504, an overview of FAPE, info about special ed under 504 and IDEA, and protections against discrimination and retaliation.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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New! Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504

  • Learn your child’s educational and civil rights in school
  • Know the school's obligations for students with disabilities
  • Understand the required procedures ensuring your child services and access to programs



What's Your 504 IQ? Take the QUIZ

Try the eleven multiple-choice questions generated by OCR in their newest 504 Guide.

Read each scenario carefully. Re-read the scenario, then select the response that best answers the question.


How Can I File a Section 504 Complaint?

When a child with a Section 504 plan is suddenly dismissed as manager of a sports team...

Learn how to deal with the crisis and find answers to questions about how to get an appropriate 504 Plan and ensure that the school implements that plan.



Video: Section 504 Retaliation Issues

Watch the video about a 2013 case in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The parents sued Shelby County arguing that the principal was retaliating against the parents because of their Section 504 accommodation requests.

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