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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the law that prohibits schools from discriminating against students with disabilities. Section 504 sets minimum standards for providing related services and aids to students with disabilities that substantially limits a major life activity. All accredited Iowa schools must comply with Section 504. Section 504 applies to elementary and secondary education, preschool and adult education, and private education.

Section 504 is what effective teachers do for children with learning difficulties. Effective teachers make practical accommodations in their classrooms to “level the playing field” so children with learning difficulties can benefit from instruction.

Here are a few useful documents and links