Section 504

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Florida DOE Memos

Updated Guidelines for the Use of Service Animals by Students with Disabilities, 2015 (DPS: 2015-60) (May 15, 2015)

Individual Health Care Plans and Section 504 White Paper (April 6, 2012)

A Parent and Teacher Guide to Section 504: Answers to Common Questions (04-064) (January 15, 2004)

  • A Parent and Teacher Guide to Section 504: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF Download)
Other Resources

US Department of Education DocumentsPlease note: If you have any difficulty accessing the documents below, please contact the US Departmennt of Education's Office for Civil Rights at

  • Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, December 2016 (PDF Download)
  • Know Your Rights: Student with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools, December 2016 (PDF Download)
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, December 2016 (PDF Download)
  • Students with ADHD and Section 504: A Resource Guide, July 2016 (PDF Download)
Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in Career Education and Adult General Education
District Implementation Guide for Section 504 (PDF Download) (Latest version, 2011) — This document is a revision of The District Guide for Meeting the Needs of Students, published by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2005. It is written to assist school district personnel responsible for the education of students with disabilities and is designed to provide an overview of the requirements and benefits of Section 504. It is intended to be a resource for school district personnel in complying with the federal and state laws and regulations focusing on the education of students with disabilities. It does not replace the legal advice of a school board attorney when questions arise as to the application of Section 504 and other disability laws with respect to a particular student or situation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities is an online document from the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.
Notice of Rights for Disabled Students and their Parents Under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
Organizational Checklist (PDF Download) — Developed by the Student Support Services Project for teams to use as they develop 504 accommodation plans.
Section 504 Online Introductory Course — This course (updated Summer 2015) is provided by the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.