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If your child has a disability, whether it is a short-term (e.g.,fractured leg) or long-term (e.g.,dyslexia) disability, under the 504, the school must ensure that your child gets the supports "designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met." Here is a short list of disabilities that may be handled under the 504:
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance, in the case of schools, this is the Federal Department of Education.
A person (including a student) with a disability is one who meets any of the following criteria:
In 2008, the disability law was updated and the definition of a disability was broadened. The following additions were made to the law.
For more information:
504 and IEP – What’s the Difference?
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Students with ADHD and Section 504: A Resource Guide (July 2016). https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201607-504-adhd.pdf