Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires public schools to offer accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. These accommodations help students with special health needs to participate in New York City Department of Education (DOE) programs and activities on an equal basis with their peers who do not have disabilities.
Your child may be eligible for health services and/or other types of accommodations. Students qualify for 504 Accommodations if:
- They have a physical or mental impairment.
- The impairment substantially limits at least one major life activity.