for Technical Assistance
Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Publications
- Parent and Educator Resource
Guide to Section 504 in
Public Elementary and
on Disability Discrimination under Section 504 and Title II
on OCR's Complaint Process
and Answers on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 for Students
with Disabilities Attending Public Elementary and Secondary
Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities:
Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II
of the ADA This U.S. Department of Education pamphlet reviews
the obligations of higher education institutions to serve students
with disabilities. This pamphlet also includes answers to questions
commonly asked by students and representatives of postsecondary
Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with
Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary
and Secondary Schools (2014)
This 30-page document, issued jointly by the Justice Department
and the U.S. Department of Education, explains public schools'
responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to meet the communication
needs of students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities.
Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (1995). This pamphlet
answers questions about the civil rights of students with hidden
disabilities and the responsibilities of ED recipients.
with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know
Your Rights and Responsibilities This pamphlet contains information
for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue
their education in postsecondary schools.
Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504
and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (1998).
This publication explains Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 and Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act and
how they affect student placement in elementary and secondary
schools. It also explains evaluation and placement procedures,
the educational setting, reevaluations, the individualized education
program, procedural safeguards, and nonacademic services and activities.
Pacer Publications (Parent Advocacy Coalition
for Educational Rights)
Technology for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Disability Rights Laws Applicable to Student Housing
A table analyzing the the various disability laws that may be applicable
to post-secondary student housing.
The Facts on Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities (NICHCY
2011) Answers 10 commonly asked questions that families and educators
of students with disabilities have about charter schools.
the Needs of All Students - Section 504 manual developed
by the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction
(OSPI), in cooperation with Region 10 of the Office for Civil
Rights, to assist school districts in serving all of their
students with disabilities in a way that assures a quality
education which is in compliance with state and federal laws.
This document includes a detailed explanation of Section 504,
and its procedural requirements, sample procedural documents,
highlights of the major differences between Section 504, the
ADA, and the IDEA, a flow chart for implementation, sample
accommodation plans, and suggestions for working with the Office
for Civil Rights.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004:
Overview, Explanation and Comparison of IDEA 2004 & IDEA
97 by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. describes the substantive
changes to the five key statutes of IDEA 2004 by section and
subsection. Text added to IDEA 2004 is in italics. Text deleted
from IDEA 97 has been struck through. (PDF format)
New Mexico Plan Will
Use Technology to Leave No Child Behind - SEDL Letter, Vol.
from OSEP: Questions and Answers on Obligations of Public Agencies
in Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at
Age Special Education Students & SSI: What Parents Should Know
(PDF Version) April 2000 Fact Sheet, Number 5
the Needs of Youth: Examples of Students with Disabilities
Accessing SSI Work Incentives (PDF version) 1999
by The Study Group, Inc.
What is a Learning Disability? (DOJ) 1998.