Free appropriate public education (FAPE) under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 means the provision of either regular or special education and related aids and services, designed to meet the student’s individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met. (34 CFR 104.33)
Eligibility to receive FAPE under Section 504 means a student has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Major life activities means functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
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