What does section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 say?
Section 504 forbids organizations and employers from excluding or denying individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to receive program benefits and services. It defines the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in, and have access to, program benefits and services.
What type of housing does Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act cover?
Answer: HUD’s Section 504 regulations define an accessible dwelling unit as a unit that is located on an accessible route and can be approached, entered, and used by individuals with physical disabilities.
What is the difference between the ADA and Section 504?
Section 504 and the ADA are civil rights acts for persons with disabilities. Section 504 applies to entities that receive federal funds, and the ADA applies to virtually every entity in the country except churches and private clubs. Schools that receive federal funds must comply with both Section 504 and the ADA.
What is the major difference between Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004?
An IEP, which is provided to students covered by IDEA, must be tailored to the child’s unique needs and must result in educational benefit. However, a Section 504 Plan provides accommodations based on the child’s disability and resulting weaknesses, but does not require academic improvement.
What disabilities are covered under the Rehabilitation Act?
Under the Rehabilitation Act, an individual with a disability is defined as a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.
What is the difference between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act?
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 covers federal contractors and programs receiving federal funds. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
Which of the following represents a major difference between IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973?
The major differences between IDEA and Section 504 are in the flexibility of the procedures. For a child to be identified as eligible for services under Section 504, there are less specific procedural criteria that govern the requirements of the school personnel.