Section 504

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. “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 or, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial assistance …”

Contact Information

 What are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)?

 Charter Coordinators |  District Coordinators

Utah Parent Center
The Utah Parent Center is an advocacy organization of consultants to support parents and guardians of children with disabilities


USBE Section 504 Guidelines for Administrators/Educators (2018)

 504 Checklist for School Review

 The Differences in Legal Rights and Responsibilities in Secondary and Postsecondary Education


 Equal Rights for all Students: A Parent Guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (2015)

 Igualdad de Derechos Para Todos Los Estudiantes (2016)

 Checklist: For Preparing a Student with a Disability for a Postsecondary Education or Vocational Training(2015)

 Parent/Guardian/and Student Sample Checklist for Preparing Students with a Disability for Post-Secondary Education/Vocational Training (2015)

 Muestra de Lista de Verificación para Padres/Tutores y Estudiantes para Preparer a un Estudiante con Discapacidad para la Educación Superior/Capacitación Vocacional (2015)

 Transition Timelines: For Students in Grades 9-12 Transitioning from High School to College (2015)

 Transición Cronograma para Estudiantes de los Grados 9 al 12 que Están Haciendo la Transición de la Escuela Preparatoria a la Universidad (2015)

Additional Resources

Sample Policy for Service and Emotional Support Animals at Local Education Agency (LEA) Facilities

Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&A (April, 2017)

Determining “Substantial Limitation

Managing Food Allergies in Schools

 Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Statement

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