Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education.
The child may receive accommodations. Section 504 as defined by federal law: “An individual with a disability means any person who: (i) has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity; (ii) has a record of such an impairment; or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment”. [34 C.F.R. § 104.3 (j) (1)].
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706 (8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” [29 U.S.C. § 104.4 (a)]
If you suspect 504 services may be needed, please contact your campus counselor or facilitator :