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504 and FORMS


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities:

"no other qualified handicapped individual in the United State...shall solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Senator Hubert Humphrey introduced the bill to the United States Senate in 1972 stating:
The time has come when we can no longer tolerate the invisibility of the handicapped in America...children who are excluded from school...These people have the right to live, to work to the best of their ability, to know the dignity to which every human being is entitled. But too often we keep children whom we regard as "different" or a "disturbing influence" out of school & community activities altogether, rather that help them develop their abilities...Every child, gifted, normal, and handicapped-has a fundamental right to educational opportunity. "Justice delayed is justice denied."
The intent of Section 504 is to provide students with disabilities equal access to educational programs, services, and activities. Students with disabilities may not be denied participation in school programs and activities solely on the basis of disability. 
For more information the Section 504 Regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations; 34 CFR Part 104.


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