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(1.13) What is the assessment process for Section 504? Is it the same as the special education assessment process?

(1.13) What is the assessment process for Section 504? Is it the same as the special education assessment process?

No specific assessment process is outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. However, Section 504 regulations require that school districts “conduct an evaluation of any persons who, because of [disability], need or are believed to need special education or related services . . .” The school district must establish standards and procedures for 504 evaluations. [34 C.F.R. Sec. 104.35.] See Chapter 16, Information on Section 504 and Disability-Based Discrimination.