Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

 Dr. Rikki McCormick


  304.824.3033 ext. 6257


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which provides that: "No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance or activity conducted by any executive agency or by the United States Postal Service." 29 U.S.C. 794.


A student with a disability is defined as one who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, self care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, or working and performing manual tasks;
  • Has a record of having such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment. 34 C.F.R. Pt. 104.4 (j).

Please contact the administrator of your school or Dr. McCormick to establish or review a 504 Plan. 


WVDE Support Documents

The IEP and Section 504: Guidance for West Virginia Schools and Districts


504 Accommodations Listing

Notice of 504 Conference Form A

Consent for 504 Form B

Parents Rights in Brief Form C

Parent Rights Verification Form D

Eligibility 504 Form E

504 Plan Form F

504 Plan Testing Acc Form F Attachment

Consent for 504 Initial Form G

Section 504 Procedures Checklist

The 504 Process Training