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  Overview of Section 504
504 is not about reducing expectations for disabled students, but providing the types of accommodations that will compensate for their disabilities so that §504 students have an equal chance to compete in class.
Students who qualify under §504 may not be subjected to a disciplinary change in placement for more than 10 days unless the appropriate §504 committee first determines that the behavior giving rise to the discipline was not linked to the student’s handicapping condition or to an inappropriate placement.
As long as the 504 procedures for evaluation and placement are followed and the group of persons has the required knowledge of the student, the meaning of the evaluation data and the placement options, 504 is satisfied.
www.504idea.org /504overview.html   (9240 words)

 Learning Disabilities OnLine: LD In-Depth: Section 504 & IDEA: Basic Similarities and Differences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A distinction (perhaps) without a difference between IDEA and Section 504 is that the former applies to education agencies who seek to obtain funds under that specific statute, while the latter applies to education agencies if even a single of their programs or activities receive financial assistance from any Federal source.
Since Section 504 is a non-discrimination law, any analysis of an appropriate education for a student with disabilities needs to include the educational opportunities provided to students who are not disabled.
Under Section 504, however, while a school may not require parents of disabled students to pay the costs associated with necessary accommodations or services, fees charged to all parents of the general student population, e.g., athletic locker fees or library card charges, may also be collected from parents of students with disabilities.
www.ldonline.org /ld_indepth/legal_legislative/edlaw504.html   (3902 words)

 SBA 504 Loan
To qualify for an SBA 504 loan, the business must be for-profit with a net worth of less than $7 million, and have a two-year average net profit after taxes of less than $2.5 million.
The term of the 504 loan can be as long as 20 years for real estate and 10 years for equipment.
The SBA 504 loan may be prepaid, but it must be prepaid in full and there is a declining prepayment penalty during the first half of the term.
www.grandcentraltx.org /sb504.htm   (648 words)

 Protecting Students With Disabilities
Section 504 excludes from the definition of a student with a disability, and from 504 protection, any student who is currently engaged in the illegal use of drugs (with exceptions for persons in rehabilitation programs).
Section 504 requires the use of evaluation procedures that ensure that children are not misclassified, unnecessarily labeled as having a disability, or incorrectly placed, based on inappropriate selection, administration, or interpretation of evaluation materials.
The Section 504 regulation at 34 C.F.R.104.35 (c) (3) requires that school districtsensure that the determination that a student is eligible for special education and/or related aids and services be made by a group of persons, including persons knowledgeable about the meaning of the evaluation data and knowledgeable about the placement options.
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html   (4827 words)

 children with DIABETES - The Law, Schools, and Your Child with Diabetes
To put it simply, a 504 plan is plan designed to deal with medical issues, such as diabetes, while an IEP is a plan designed to deal with educational challenges or special needs that need not be related to a medical treatment plan.
A 504 would contain instructions, for example, for blood glucose monitoring, while an IEP would include instructions for additional reading education, should it be needed.
To qualify for protection under Section 504, a child must have a record of such impairment, or be regarded as having such impairment.
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com /d_0q_600.htm   (881 words)

Section 504 requires every recipient that operates a public elementary or secondary education program to address the needs of children who are considered "handicapped persons" under Section 504 as adequately as the needs of nonhandicapped persons are met.
A free appropriate public education, under Section 504, consists of regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet the individual student's needs and based on adherence to the regulatory requirements on educational setting, evaluation, placement, and procedural safeguards.
For children determined to be handicapped under Section 504, implementation of an individualized education program developed in accordance with Part B, although not required, is one means of meeting the free appropriate public education requirements of Section 504.
www.special-ed-law.com /504.htm   (718 words)

 PREFACE 504   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A referral for possible 504 eligibility must be initiated (by a parent or professional of the school district) when because of a disability a student needs or there is reason to believe a student needs special education or related services.
The Section 504 referral form should be completed and forwarded to the public school district along with documentation of all general education intervention, including copies of the student's performance.
Section 504 requires that the placement decision be made by a group of persons knowledgeable about the child, the meaning of the evaluation data, and the placement options.
www.doe.state.de.us /exceptional_child/resource.htm   (10881 words)

 504 Plan FAQ
A 504 plan is a legal document falling under the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
A 504 plan is not an Individualized Education Program (IEP) as is required for special education students.
The 504 process includes a number of forms and documents that you may encounter as the process unfolds.
www.chtu.org /504.html   (868 words)

 504  Bibliography, Etc. Note     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Use field 504 also to indicate the presence of a bibliography, etc., in accompanying material that is described in the record.
Enter notes in field 500 if a note mentions contents in addition to the bibliography and the bibliography is not deemed sufficiently extensive to warrant a separate note.
Use field 504, however, when the presence of an index is mentioned in a bibliography note.
www.oclc.org /bibformats/en/5xx/504.shtm   (187 words)

 Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504
Section 504 does require development of a plan, although this written document is not mandated.
Like IDEA, evaluation and placement procedures under Section 504 require that information be obtained from a variety of sources in the area of concern; that all data are documented and considered; and that decisions are made by a group of persons knowledgeable about the student, evaluation data, and placement options.
Section 504 requires that students be educated with their nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/content3/ada.idea.html   (1330 words)

 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government
Section 35.105 establishes a requirement, based on the section 504 regulations for federally assisted and federally conducted programs, that a public entity evaluate its current policies and practices to identify and correct any that are not consistent with the requirements of this part.
It is derived from a provision in the section 504 regulations that permits programs conducted pursuant to Federal statute or Executive order that are designed to benefit only individuals with disabilities or a given class of individuals with disabilities to be limited to those individuals with disabilities.
Section 504 ensures that federally assisted programs are made available to all individuals, without regard to disabilities, unless the Federal program under which the assistance is provided is specifically limited to individuals with disabilities or a particular class of individuals with disabilities.
www.usdoj.gov /crt/ada/reg2.html   (18702 words)

 Section 504 - Civil Rights Law, Protects from Discrimination - Wrightslaw
ection 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Unlike the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 does not require the school to provide an individualized educational program (IEP) that is designed to meet the child's unique needs and provides the child with educational benefit.
Child has a 504 Plan; grades dropping; school will not evaluate for IEP because child does not have failing grades on report card.
www.wrightslaw.com /info/sec504.index.htm   (1346 words)

 Mediation in Special Education and Section 504
A Parent Guide to Section 504 is a pamphlet which provides information and describes the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with respect to preschool, elementary and secondary school policies involving placement of children with physical and mental disabilities.
Section 504 requires that a school evaluate "any person who, because of a disability, needs or is believed to need special education or related services." An evaluation is also required prior to any significant change in placement.
The role of the Section 504 Coordinator is to assist the school in meeting requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
pathfinder.minot.com /section504.html   (1986 words)

 SBA - Financing | Loan Programs: (504) Loan Program
Proceeds from 504 loans must be used for fixed asset projects such as: purchasing land and improvements, including existing buildings, grading, street improvements, utilities, parking lots and landscaping; construction of new facilities, or modernizing, renovating or converting existing facilities; or purchasing long-term machinery and equipment.
The 504 Program cannot be used for working capital or inventory, consolidating or repaying debt, or refinancing.
Under the 504 Program, the business qualifies as small if it does not have a tangible net worth in excess of $7 million and does not have an average net income in excess of $2.5 million after taxes for the preceding two years.
www.sba.gov /financing/sbaloan/cdc504.html   (426 words)

 Section 504   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Section 504 is intended to establish a "level playing field", usually by eliminating barriers that exclude persons with disabilities.
Section 504 protects the rights not only of individuals with visible disabilities but also those with disabilities that may not be apparent.
However, in some cases Section 504 also protects individuals who do not have a handicapping condition but are treated as though they do because they have a history of, or have been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
pages.zdnet.com /ourorhskids/id18.html   (2492 words)

 ADA Q & A: Section 504 & Postsecondary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If a school receives federal dollars regardless of whether it is private or public it is also covered by the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requiring schools to make their programs accessible to qualified students with disabilities.
Although Section 504 only applies to schools that receive federal financial assistance, the reality is that most postsecondary schools do receive federal dollars.
Sometimes individual instructors are not familiar with the requirements of ADA or Section 504, or the purpose of accommodating students with disabilities.
www.pacer.org /pride/504.htm   (2499 words)

 intro to 504   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Attached is a sample Section 504 Plan and Health Care Plan detailing typical medical and academic needs of a child with diabetes at school.
It is important to keep in mind that the attached 504 Plan is only a sample plan listing those things typically needed by children with diabetes in schools.
Therefore, the plan would have to be modified for a child with type 2 diabetes, especially a child who does not take insulin, or for a child who is on an insulin pump.
www.dredf.org /504/intro504.html   (395 words)

 SchwabLearning.org - Section 504 — Federal Civil Rights Law
Section 504 is a civil rights law to protect people with disabilities by eliminating barriers and allowing full participation in areas such as education and the workplace.
In deciding whether a limitation is substantial, the Section 504 team also considers if your child uses a "mitigating measure" — a device or practice she uses on her own to reduce or eliminate the effects of her impairment.
If your child is eligible, then a Section 504 Plan will be developed to give her access to the general education curriculum.
www.schwablearning.org /articles.asp?r=30   (878 words)

The 504 loan cannot be used for working capital or inventory, consolidating or repaying debt, most refinancing, speculation, or investment.
Under the 504 Program, a business qualifies as small if it does not have tangible net worth in excess of $6 million and does not have an average net income in excess of $2 million after taxes for the preceding two years.
Once the loans are closed, a debenture in the amount of the SBA 504 loan and fees is sold, and the lender is repayed the interim SBA 504 amount financed.
www.ngcdc.org /sba504.html   (844 words)

 CLIME® - Classroom Learning to Improve Motor Efficiency: 504-Plan
The student must be identified as disabled as outlined under Section 504.
The individual eligible for a 504 accommodation has a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities; or has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such impairment.
Exercises from the CLIME® manual written as 504 accommodations done on a daily or weekly basis can help a student overcome their motor difficulty.
www.educlime.com /504.htm   (470 words)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.
Section 504 forbids organizations and employers from excluding or denying individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services.
Section 504 prohibitions against discrimination apply to service availability, accessibility, delivery, employment, and the administrative activities and responsibilities of organizations receiving Federal financial assistance.
www.hhs.gov /ocr/504.html   (529 words)

 Learning Disabilities OnLine: LD In-Depth: Developing 504 Classroom Accommodation Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although both 504 and IDEA legislation address students with attention, learning, and other difficulties, 504 has become the more global vehicle for accommodating children with unique needs, including ADHD or other health impairments.
Teachers are then asked for their input by filling out the rating scale and returning it to the parent, counselor, or 504 coordinator in a self-addressed, stamped envelope (see Figure 7).
When each teacher documents effective classroom strategies for the student's permanent file, accountability for transition and continuity of accommodations with future teachers may be facilitated.
www.ldonline.org /ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/504_plans.html   (1905 words)

 Section 504 Resources
A fifteen page introduction to the duty to provide a free appropriate public education under Section 504, the duty to not discriminate, and a look at border issues where the IDEA and 504 intersect.
A one-page color graphic showing the 504 child in reference to the student population and special education students.
This handy three page chart walks you through the decisions that must be made by a 504 Committee and alerts you to the documents required at each step.
www.504idea.org /504resources.html   (233 words)

 504 Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Accordingly, for the student to avoid the serious short and long term complications of blood sugar levels that are either too high or too low, this Section 504 Plan, and the accompanying Health Plan, must be carefully followed and strictly adhered to by responsible school personnel.
To facilitate the appropriate care of the student with diabetes, school and day care personnel must have an understanding of diabetes and be trained in its management and in the treatment of diabetes emergencies.
Health Care Plan: A plan developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and, as appropriate, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, that identifies the health care needs of Ñ and services to be provided to Ñ a student with diabetes.
www.dredf.org /section504.html   (2032 words)

 Section 504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the first civil rights law guaranteeing equal opportunity for more than 35 million Americans with disabilities.
Children who have disabilities, but whose disabilities do not interfere with their ability to progress in general education are not eligible for special education services, may be entitled to a 504 Accommodation Plan.
The difference between IEP and a 504, is that if your child needs access to the curriculum, but they can learn from the regular education curriculum, the 504 is approiate.
www.concordspedpac.org /Section504.html   (452 words)

 OSD 504   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A "qualified handicapped person" is defined as one who meets the requisite academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in the postsecondary institution's programs and activities.
Section 504 protects the civil rights of individuals who are qualified to participate and who have disabilities such as, but not limited to, the following:
Postsecondary institutions must make such changes to ensure that the academic program is accessible to the greatest extent possible by all student with disabilities.
www.pcc.edu /resources/disability/504.htm   (380 words)

 Section 504 Rights
Districts must include notice of discrimination in its employee, parent, and student handbook, and must designate the district's 504 coordinator(s).
A notice is required to the parent or guardian with respect to identification, evaluation and placement.
Districts with more than 15 employees must designate an employee to be responsible for assuring district compliance with Section 504 and provide a grievance procedure (an informal hearing before a district staff member) for parent, students, and employees.
www.adda-sr.org /504.htm   (419 words)

 children with DIABETES - Sample 504 and IEP Plans
These sample 504 plans and IEPs are arranged by grade.
Testing organizations may require that students have a 504 plan on file before providing the accommodations.
Section 504 Questions and Answers can help parents prepare a 504 plan for their children with diabetes.
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com /504   (602 words)

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