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

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 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

504 Resources For NY City

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See also American with Disabilities (ADA)

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