Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs and activities (whether public, private, or religious) that accept federal funds. Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) but who still need accommodations, modifications, or services to fully participate in and have equal access to school, may qualify for what is known as a “504 plan.”

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