publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

Educating Adolescents in the Context of Section 504 Policy: a Comparative Study of Two Middle Schools

Taylor, Martha Asterilla;
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  • Published: 28 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Section 504 "prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by school districts receiving federal financial assistance" (First & Curcio, 1993, p.33). In public schools, eligible students receive an Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP), guaranteeing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and equitable access to educational opportunities (Bateman, 1996). Interest in Section 504 has grown among school personnel, especially in the use of this mandate for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Additionally, the number of students with IAPs has increased nationally, in Virginia, and in the school district studied (Elementary ...
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free text keywords: accommodations, adolescents, middle school, Section 504, ADHD
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