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Articles, Publications and Organizations & Services
re: Education Issues for People With Disabilities



  • Information below relates to people with physical disabilities.
  • See Education – Special for learning and developmental disabilities issues.



  • 504 Fact Sheet
    Obligations of School Districts under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with Updates on the ADA Amendments Act (Ronald Hager – Nat'l Disability Rights Network – July 2011)
    Section 504 was included in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The major thrust of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was to provide federal funding and a mandate for vocational rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.  Section 504 is a very broad statute.  It prohibits discrimination in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  It also applies to any programs run by the U.S. government.
  • Protecting the Educational and Civil Rights of Children with Disabilities (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates)
    Patti's Comments: This is a great summary.

Organizations & Services

  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    A leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (University of Michigan)
    University of Michigan takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of its many students with disabilities. The University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for students with disabilities.