Guidance Says More Students May Qualify for Disability Help

Shah, Nirvi
February 2012
Education Week;2/1/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p6
The article reports on a letter from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) urging school districts to reevaluate their processes for identifying students that should receive special disability services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Particular focus is given to accommodations provided to students under Section 504 related to additional time for testing, access to technology, and bullying prevention.


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