Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that:
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. " U.S. Department of Education.
The OCR office for North Carolina
Connects to the official site for information and resources pertaining to Section 504 in this State.
Parental Partnerships Facilitated by the Office for Civil Rights
Connects to the webpage that makes the case for parent involvement and empowerment to actively and effectively advocate for the rights and in behalf of the needs of their children.
Prevention – Protecting Students With Disabilities
Provides prevention and intervention strategies to protect students from harassment and discrimination.
Section 504 Complaints Process
Leads to the process and procedures for filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.
Section 504 - Frequently Asked Questions
Provides answers to questions most frequently asked about disability discrimination. The Office of Civil Rights ensures equal access to education and is the enforcement authority for Section 504.
Counsel of Educators for Students with Disabilities
Highlights a wealth of additional information on the implications of Section 504 interventions. Additionally it serves as an important resource in locating more information and training opportunities
Student Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504
Leads to a section of the US Department of Education webpage that frames the requirements and expectations for placing students on a plan for Section 504.
Exceptional Children's Assistance Center
Provides services and resources that have been available to parents of disabled children since 1980. It also serves as the state-wide Parent Resource Center for serving parents of handicapped and non-disabled students throughout our State.