The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act strengthens social justice ensuring students with disabilities are provided proper support and services through Section 504. School staff who implement Section 504 must successfully utilize available program supports and services. A mixed-methods study was completed in two large and three small school districts in south Texas to identify the support and services most utilized by elementary and secondary schools. Statistical differences between elementary and secondary schools were analyzed. School staff working with Section 504 were asked to what support and services they utilized more to assist students. The study findings include the two most accessed Section 504 supports were accommodations, health services, and behavioral intervention plans. Elementary schools accessed special transportation significantly more than secondary schools. Behavioral supports and psychological services were the most frequently accessed consultative services. State and district school leaders must ensure sufficient financial and staff resources to all Section 504 supports and services, but especially to those most frequently utilized in the schools.
Rodriguez, Dora; Padilla, George; and Menchaca, Velma
"Section 504 Support and Implementation of Services: School Administrators’ Perceived Strengths and Challenges,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 7:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol7/iss1/7
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