Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Prohibits discrimination in any program or activity (academic, nonacademic, extracurricular) that receives federal funding. Applies to all public schools and to private schools including religious schools that receive federal money

A 504 plan is the term used for a written accommodation plan developed under Section 504 – addressing the educational needs of the student and incorporates the Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) – aka Provider Orders. The student’s DMMP and ndividualized Health Care Plan are important when developing the 504 plan

The identification for Section 504 services must be based upon evaluations and conducted by a team of individuals knowledgeable about the student, including the parents, who are familiar of the student and his/her disability, as well as the school nurse, administration, teachers, etc.

Section 504 Resources:

Office of Civil Rights/Dept of Ed 504 Activities

Diabetes 504 Suggested Accommodations

NDEP Guide- Section 504 Information

NASN Section 504 and IDEA Position Statement

Office of Civil Rights: Protecting Students With Disabilities. Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities

#705 Section 504 Sample Provisionspdf: ADA Suggestions for Accommodations

ADA website: Section 504

JDRF School Advisory Toolkit