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Catherine M. Michael, J.D. 
Special Education Law 
Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC


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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a civil rights law that guarantees rights to children and adults with disabilities.  Section 504, like IDEA, requires school districts to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to children with disabilities, who may benefit from public education, within the individual district's jurisdiction.   It covers children who may not be covered by IDEA including children with diabetes, peanut allergies, asthma, and other conditions.   It also covers parents who may need special services to understand their child’s IEP document.  


Under Section 504 the school district must “level” the playing field and ensure that children with disabilities have the same access to education and extracurricular activities that as children without disabilities.   Some district develops health plans or Section 504 plans to ensure that this occurs.  Regardless of whether or not a plan is in place, the school must provide the necessary accommodations to the student to meet their needs.

 I assist parents with:


  • Understanding Section 504
  • Section 504 Complaints and Hearing
  • OCR Complaints
  • Federal Section 504 Complaints