• Understanding Section 504
  • October 27, 2011 | Authors: Dean B. Eggert; Alison M. Minutelli
  • Law Firm: Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. - Manchester Office
  • The purpose of this material is to provide educators with a better understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). This material begins with an overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and then focuses on the provisions of Section 504 which require that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in a Free Appropriate Public Education, inclusion in extra-curricular activities, the provisions pertaining to discipline, and procedural safeguards available under Section 504.