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 United States 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 of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial assistance."

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

Disability Classifications

Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Questions and Answers
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Managing Food Allergies in Schools: The Role of School Teachers and Paraeducators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Protecting Students with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Service Animals in Schools: Legal Requirements and Technical Assistance
Special Education Rules and Policies Technical Assistance

Utah State Board of Education Dyslexia Handbook
Special Education Effective Instruction and Inclusion Resources

Concussions and Brain Injuries

Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents and Students (STEPS) A Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program

Concussion Care in Schools

HEADS UP to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

School-Related Head Injuries and Management of Sports-Related Concussions Model Concussion and Head Injury Policy (2021)
Utah State Board of Education Safe and Healthy Schools Student Health Services

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Alliance Utah (BIAU)

Special Education Disability Specific
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services

Traumatic Brain Injury
State of Utah Violence and Injury Prevention Program

Sports Concussion Education

Sports Concussion Education
University of Utah Canvas Network


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