Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (hereinafter “Section 504”) is a civil rights statute that is intended to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. Under Section 504, a child shall be provided with access to an education. A child shall receive reasonable modifications, accommodations, and/or services to access an education and achieve a level playing field with his/her non-disabled peers. In order to be eligible for protections under Section 504, a child must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits at least one major life activity. Examples of major life activities include reading, writing, speaking, hearing, and self-care.
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