Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits recipients of federal funding from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. This Act is a non-discrimination law that also guarantees students with disabilities access to a free appropriate public education. Section 504 requires schools to provide all individuals an opportunity for meaningful participation in district programs & facilities.
In order to qualify for non-discrimination protection under Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, an individual must
1. Have a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity.
2. Have a record of such impairments.
3. Be regarded as having such an impairment.
If you have a child or know of a student who may be eligible under Section 504, contact the student's school counselor or school administrator.