Friday, September 20, 2013

40th Anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a statute that requires accomodations and education plans for students with disabilities across the nation, turns 40 years old next week.  The Department of Education is hosting an event to honor the day.  The details are as follows: 

Celebrating Forty Years of Learning Under Section 504

Please join the U.S. Department of Education for Section 504’s 40th anniversary event, “Forty Years of Learning Under Section 504,” on September 26, 2013. Experts, youth, and leaders in the disability communities of the past, present, and future will join senior Administration officials, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, to discuss the importance of Section 504 and help honor its 40th anniversary. The event will emphasize the importance of accommodations, specifically in education, and highlight today’s leaders in the youth disability communities and individuals who worked to help pass the law as youth in the 1970s.

Date & Time: September 26, 2013, 9:30am-11:00am ET

Location:

U.S. Department of Education

Barnard Auditorium

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

This event is open to the public so please pass this invitation along to interested parties. Please RSVP to Erica Fernandez at erica.fernandez@ed.gov with your name, affiliation, and email address. A sign language interpreter will be present. If you require other accommodations to attend this event, please contact Helen Boyer athelen.boyer@ed.gov.

 

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