Crawford County School System 504 Procedures
Crawford County School System Procedural Safeguards
Overview of Section 504 by GA DOE
Crawford County School System 504 Parent Rights
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to prohibit disability-based discrimination in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Section 504 guarantees certain rights to individuals with disabilities, including the right to full participation and access to a "free and appropriate public education" (FAPE) to all children regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Section 504 ensures that a qualified child with a disability has equal access to education. The child may receive appropriate accommodations and modifications tailored to the child's individual needs.
Section 504 states:
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."