Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination based on disability. All staff and administrators have the responsibility of insuring that all students with disabilities are identified, evaluated and provided with needed accommodations and services, resulting in a free appropriate public education.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination based on disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. This legislation defines a person with a disability as anyone who: Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include: bending, breathing, caring for one’s self, communicating, eating, hearing, learning, concentrating, reading, operation of major bodily functions (including but not limited to functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions), performing manual tasks, speaking, sleeping, seeing, standing, thinking, walking, and working.