Section 504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.
To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.
Section 504 Trainings
Visit Connect20 to register for the 2016-2017 Section 504 Workshops.
Spring 2017 Section 504 Training
Section 504 Basics
June. 27, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop # 40267
If you are new to Section 504, join this session to learn what Section 504 is and its purpose of existence. This session will cover eligibility, substantial limitation, mitigating measures, qualifying conditions, and committee responsibilities. In conclusion, participants will review some case studies to explore options which a 504 committee would address.
Critical Success Factor(s): 1 & 7
Registration ends: 6/23/2017 Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $50


Section 504 Basics
Jul. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop # 40109
If you are new to Section 504, join this session to learn what Section 504 is and its purpose of existence. This session will cover eligibility, substantial limitation, mitigating measures, qualifying conditions, and committee responsibilities. In conclusion, participants will review some case studies to explore options which a 504 committee would address.
Critical Success Factor(s): 1 & 7
Registration ends: 7/6/2017 Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $50