Section 504 Disabilities

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

Section 504 protects individuals with disabilities beyond learning disabilities from discrimination based on their disability. Because most schools receive some form of federal funding, the schools are required to comply with the Section 504 law.

To receive the appropriate accommodations under Section 504, a child must undergo an evaluation that confirms the existence of "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,” including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Asthma
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Mobility Impairment
  • Tourettes Syndrome
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mentally Ill
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Allergy
  • Peanut Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • Celiac
  • Gluten Sensitive
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Hemophilia
  • Anemia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Belami
  • School Phobia
  • Depression
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Obesity

To learn more about your child's rights and the remedies allowed under the law, please contact Goldstein, Ackerhalt, & Pletcher today for a free consultation.