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)?


College Programs for Students with Disabilities
Utah Parent Center (UPC)

Comparison of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Secondary Transition and Graduation

Equal Rights for all Students: A Guide to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Igualdad de Derechos para Todos los Estudiantes Guía del Artículo 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 (Spanish)

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Versus Section 504 Plans: Which Is Right for My Child?

Is Your Child Experiencing Discrimination in School?

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
United States Department of Education

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Student Sample Checklist for Preparing Student with a Disability for Post-secondary Education/Vocational Training
Muestra de Lista de Verificación para Padres/Tutores y Estudiantes para Preparar a un Estudiante con Discapacidad para la Educación Superior/Capacitación Vocacional (Spanish)

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Transition Timelines for Students in Grades 9-12 Transitioning from High School to College
Transición Cronograma: Para Estudiantes de los Grados 9 al 12 que Están Haciendo la Transición de la Escuela Preparatoria a la Universidad (Spanish)

Utah Parent Center (UPC)

Utah Transition Institute 2020-2021


Procedural Safeguards

Your Rights Under Section 504 (Procedural Safeguards)
Sus derechos en virtud de la Sección 504 (garantías procesales) (Spanish)


Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
United States Department of Education

Amendment to Section 504 Plan

Consent to Evaluate Form
Consentimento para Evaluar Conforme a la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 (Spanish)

Notice of Section 504 Meeting
Aviso de Reunión de la Sección 504 (Spanish)

Section 504 Checklist for School Review

Section 504 Due Process Hearing Procedures
Igualdad De Derechos Para Todas Los Estudiantes (Spanish) 

Section 504 Manifestation Determination Review Form
Revisión de la Determinacón de Manifesto de la Sección 504 (Spanish)

Section 504 Notice of Decision and 504 Plan
Sección 504 Aviso del Plan de Decisión y Adaptaciones (Spanish)

Section 504 Notice of Manifestation Determination Meeting

Section 504 Parent/Guardian Input
Comentarios del Padre o Tutor de la Sección 504 (Spanish)

Section 504 Physician's Information Report
Documento Informativo del Medico de la Sección 504 (Spanish)

Section 504 Referral
Remisión de la Sección 504 (Spanish)

Section 504 Related Aids and Services or Accommodations Monitoring Form
Formulario 504 de Supervisión de Adaptaciones (Spanish) 

Student Re-entry Plan
Plan de Reingreso del Estudiante (Spanish)

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

Your Rights Under Section 504 Procedural Safeguards Template

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)

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Policy Guidance

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
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services Rules and Policies


Anxiety Disorders in Children
Mental Health Webinars for the Public
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Coping Cat
The California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)

How Does Anxiety Affect Kids in School?
Child Mind Institute

Mental Health First Aid: A Useful Tool for School Nurses
National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine 

Emotional Disturbance
Utah Parent Center (UPC)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

30 Great Accommodations for Children with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
The Ultimate ADHD Toolkit for Parents and Teachers
Utah Parent Center (UPC)


Utah Parent Center (UPC)

Autism Council of Utah

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Children's Center Utah

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


504 Plans
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Diabetes at School

Managing Diabetes at School
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc.

Decoding Dyslexia: Utah

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

International Dyslexia Association

What is Dyslexia?
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Alliance Utah (BIAU)

Disability Specific
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services

Traumatic Brain Injury
Utah Department of Healthy and Human Services



Section 504 and IDEA: How are they different? How are they the Same?

Section 504 Basics and Beyond Canvas course
In this course, participants will be introduced to the basics of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Participants will view a series of webinars on disabilities that frequently require Section 504-related aids and services. Depending on the participant’s amount of experience this course could take between 7-13 hours.

Section 504 Fundamentals Microcredential
This Microcredential will allow educators to demonstrate competency with their understanding and implementation of the requirements of Section 504 law and how they support students with disabilities.


August 8
Role of the Section 504 Coordinator


December 10
Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum


April 14

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Postsecondary Planning for Students with Disabilities - April 14, 2021

February 24
Special Education Connection Training February 24, 2021

February 4
Supporting Students with Diabetes

June 2
2020 06 02 Supporting Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 During the New Now

December 9
Supporting Students With Dyslexia


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