Definition: According to Wrightslaw, ‘504’ refers to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 is the piece that ensures a child has equal access to an education. Typically under 504 a child will receive accommodations and modifications to meet their educational needs. Under 504 a child has fewer procedural safeguards.

504 Websites

  • wrightslaw.com. Again, this resource will provide fantastic guidance.
  • S. department of Education: www2.ed.gov. This website also has information regarding Section 504. Type 504 into the search box on the right.