Section 504 Questions Answered

Logo: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Source: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Publication Date: March 2023

Section 504 is a section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits disability discrimination in programs that receive federal funding (public schools and some private schools). This fact sheet answers the questions:

  • What is Section 504?
  • Who is qualified?
  • What are some examples of disabilities/impairments that qualify under 504?
  • What is FAPE?
  • What kinds of services or supports may be provided under 504?
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