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Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities (Office of Civil Rights)

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The Section 504 regulations require a school district to provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Under Section 504, FAPE consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met. This resource document (from the office of Civil Rights- OCR) clarifies pertinent requirements of Section 504.

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