U. S. Dept. of Ed releases new Section 504 resource

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a major physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.  The U. S. Department has released Disability Rights Reinforcement Guide, a compilation of guidance and data on key issues such as free appropriate public education, discipline, post-secondary, and technology.

To read the article:  http://www.policyinsider.org/2012/10/us-department-of-ed-celebrates-39th-anniversary-of-section-504-passage-releases-new-resource.html

To read more about Section 504:  http://nichcy.org/laws/section504#info

To download the guide, click here:  http://www2.ed.gov/documents/news/section-504.pdf