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(16.1) What is disability-based discrimination?

(16.1) What is disability-based discrimination?

Disability discrimination means denying students with disabilities equal access to educational programs as students who do not have disabilities.  This can include:

  1. Denying admission to a student because of a disability;
  2. Denying an equal opportunity to participate in the school’s programs;
  3. Denying reasonable accommodations;
  4. Subjecting a student with a disability to different standards and requirements;
  5. Providing a student with a disability an aid or benefit that is not as effective as that provided to others;
  6. Placing a student with a disability in a different or separate program, unless doing so is necessary to ensure her equal participation in the program.
    [34 C.F.R. Sec. 104.4.]