Requirements in the Law
a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive
coverage of section 504 to employment, public and private
educational institutions, transportation providers and
telecommunications, regardless of presence of any federal funding.
in the Law
disability categories are defined in the law; covers students with
educational disabilities that require special services from
specially trained teachers.
Not all students with disabilities are eligible.
of disability essentially same as Section 504 and extends coverage
to persons without disabilities who may be related to or associated
with a person with a disability; Includes HIV status, contagious and
students with educational disabilities that require special
education services ages 3 to 21 or until graduation.
all persons with a disability from discrimination in educational
setting based solely on disability
educational services that are remedial in addition to services
available to all mainstream students (ie, PE, Art, field trips)
barriers that would prevent a student from full participation in
programs/services offered to the general school population.
receive federal funding to provide remedial services.
that schools not discriminate based on student's disability and must
provide appropriate accommodations, but schools receive no
additional financial support to provide support services or auxiliary aids.
district is responsible for identifying and evaluating students with
must self-identify as having a disability and must provide adequate
documentation of disability.
are the responsibility of the school and are performed at no expense
of disability are student's responsibility and expense.
must consent to evaluations and placement decisions.
has responsibility for advocacy, negotiating accommodations plan.
Education Plan (IEP) developed with parents, teachers and other
plan developed with student, Disability Services Coordinator on
must be in the least restrictive environment; may be special
classrooms, resource, or regular classroom. (Elementary and
courses are mainstream with accommodations provided to students who
qualify under ADA.