The U.S. Department of Education has issued a resource guide for parents and educators on how requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to public education. The 47-page document, "Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools," reviews section 504 requirements, describes responsibilities school districts have under the law, and outlines steps parents can take to make sure their children receive the services that they are entitled to. Under section 504, students with disabilities in public elementary and secondary schools must be provided regular or special education and related aids and services to meet individual educational needs. The guide also covers available services and complaint processes and discusses requirements of the ADA and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Visit the Education Department's website for further information.