Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Dr. Rikki McCormick Lowe
304.824.3033 ext. 6257
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which provides that: "No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of his/her 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 or activity conducted by any executive agency or by the United States Postal Service." 29 U.S.C. 794.
A student with a disability is defined as one who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, self care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, or working and performing manual tasks;
- Has a record of having such an impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such an impairment. 34 C.F.R. Pt. 104.4 (j).
Please contact the administrator of your school or Dr. McCormick Lowe to establish or review a 504 Plan.
WVDE Support Documents
The IEP and Section 504: Guidance for West Virginia Schools and Districts