Nature of the Required Accommodations

Section 504 requires the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the individual needs of pupils with handicapping conditions. DOE memoranda, OCR rulings, and court cases regarding school responsibilities to pupils who are handicapped within the meaning of 504 provide some guidance regarding the kinds of school accommodations required by the law. This portion of the chapter first summarizes school responsibilities to students with handicaps that...

Evaluation of Pupils to Determine Eligibility

The evaluation regulations that implement Section 504 are difficult to interpret because they are limited in scope and detail. Although they specifically address evaluation with regard to placement in special or regular education, Exhibit 6-2. Pupils Who May Qualify as Handicapped under Section 504 ADD and ADHD are impairments under Section 504 if the condition substantially limits a major life activity, such as learning. Learning Disabled without Discrepancy 504 regulations define mental...

References

L., Henry, K., & Van Brunschot M. (1995). Children's capacity to agree to psychological research Knowledge of risks and benefits and voluntariness. Ethics & Behavior, 5, 25-48. Adler, T. (1993, September). APA, two other groups to revise test standards. APA Monitor, pp. 24-25. ADD ADHD students may be eligible under OHI. (1999, June). California Special Education Alert, 5(11). Retrieved November 14, 2001, from the LEXIS Legal News database. Alberto, P. A.,...

Case

In 1980, a California court approved the settlement of a lawsuit filed by 18 students and their parents against the school district. In the suit, the parents made claims against the school district and staff (including the school psychologist) stemming from the district's intrusion into the decision whether or not a child should take Ritalin to control what the schools alleged was hyperactive behavior The parents contended that they had been subjected to extremely strong pressure to agree to...