Section 504

  • Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that establishes a student’s right to full access to and participation in education and all school-related activities and requires schools to provide appropriate services to meet the individual needs of qualified students.  To qualify for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a student must have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, including but not limited to: learning, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, communicating, concentrating, reading, breathing, working, caring for one's self, thinking, performing manual tasks, lifting, and bending. Section 504 accommodations are provided to eligible students through a Section 504 Plan.  


    If you have any questions about the services offered, please contact Ms. Risa Cohen, Director of Educational Supports and Innovation, at  847-596-5632.