Module 9 — Comparison of Section 504 and IDEA 2004

There are differences among the federal laws that address the issue of public education of individuals with disabilities. Table 3 illustrates similarities and differences between Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. This table was adapted from a comparison chart developed by the Council of Administrators for Special Education and is provided with their permission.

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