Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

Section 504 states that: “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. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].

Below are links to Section 504 information:


Guidance from OCR Site

Protecting Students with Disabilities

Checklist and Team Preparation

Team Approach

Preparing for Team Meeting


Teacher Input Form

Parent Notification Letter

Release of Information Form

Procedural Safequards-Resolution Meetings and Due Process Hearing

Section 504 Plan Template



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