Section 504

Course #831, 6 clock hours

In this course, participants learn answers to questions all educators have about the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as it applies to the public school’s duty to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. The key elements of Section 504 are explored, including its definition, what this federal law requires in terms of FAPE, and how it should be implemented.

Participants will:

  • Review the Federal statute of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including: referral, team process, parent involvement, eligibility, plan development, implementation, and progress monitoring
  • Learn the role Section 504 has in ensuring a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE)
  • Discuss what constitutes discrimination under 504 regulations
  • Have the opportunity to develop 504 accommodations/plans for eligible students using research-based instructional strategies and differentiated learning strategies for eligible students.
  • Learn teacher responsibilities in the 504 team process, as well as how to develop and provide accommodations to address students with disabilities educational needs in the general education classroom.
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