Rehabilitation of children with mental retardation methods 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. It is codified as 29 U.
As amended in 1974, Section 111, Pub L. Major life activities include caring for one’s self, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, performing manual tasks, and learning. For purposes of employment, Qualified Individuals with Disabilities are persons who, with Reasonable Accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job for which they have applied or have been hired to perform. Reasonable Accommodation means an employer is required to take reasonable steps to accommodate disability unless it would cause the employer undue hardship. That is, Qualified Individuals with Disabilities must be able to perform the job duties associated with the job for which they would be hired. The United States Department of Labor also indicates that “Small Providers” do not have to make “significant structural alterations to their existing facilities” to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
1990, and seems to pick up where the Rehabilitation Act left off. Section 504 covers “any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. If an organization receives federal support of any kind, even if the organization is not a federal or state organization, the organization must comply with Section 504. For example, airports in the United States can be at least partially funded by grants from federal and state governments, thus must be compliant. The intention of Section 504 was to impact employment of people with disabilities, thus included education. Section 504 was the first national civil rights legislation that provided equal access for students with disabilities to higher education institutions receiving federal financial assistance. Higher education institutions are required to make their programs accessible to qualified students with disabilities.