Office of Civil Rights-US Department of Education | 504 | ADA

Contact Information for the NYS Office of Civil Rights  
This link goes to the U. S. Department of Education website, Office of Civil rights, Office Addresses, and contact information. 

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
Prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in state and local government services, programs, and activities (including public schools), regardless of whether they receive Federal financial assistance. Pursuant to a delegation by the Attorney General of the United States, OCR shares in the enforcement of Title II for all programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to the operation of public elementary and secondary educational programs, institutions of higher education and vocational education (other than schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other health-related schools), and libraries.

U.S Education Department of Civil Rights Resources

U.S. Education Department Office of Civil Rights
OCR enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and  Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. OCR is responsible for enforcing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508); and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as they apply to entities under the jurisdiction of OCR. 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. (34 C.F.R. Part 104). 

Pregnant and Parenting Students

Pregnant Parents Resource Memo from Office of Civil Rights
Provides strategies that educators may use and programs schools can develop to address the educational needs of students who become pregnant or have children. (6/2013) 

Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972-Provides information on requirements for services and programs which support attendance, retention and graduation rates supporting students. (6/2013) 

504 Resources For NY City

The NYC Office of School Health
Manages the processes surrounding students needing medication administration, medically-prescribed treatment, glucose monitoring, insulin pump maintenance, and other Section 504 and Individualized Education Program (IEP) services. This site contains health forms that are used in the New York City public schools to provide care, services, and accommodations they need during the school day. 

Advocates for Children of NY Guide to Section 504
This guide explains what Section 504 is, how it applies to children in public schools, and how to get Section 504 services or accommodation. 


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