Department Of Education Releases Disability Resources

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Feb 28, 2024

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a press statement on February 20, 2024, announcing it released four new resources on serving students with disabilities.  The new resources address common medical conditions that can be disabilities for purposes of Section 504: asthma, diabetes, food allergies, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  These resources are applicable to all levels of education, including higher education.  They explain when these medical conditions trigger protections under Section 504, what kind of modifications an educational institution may need to take to avoid unlawful discrimination, and what an institution may need to do to remedy past discrimination.


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