Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
(Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. A person with disability is defined as anyone who has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentration, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function.
Detroit Public School Community District has the responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations and services to eligible individuals with disabilities. The District acknowledges its responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding individuals with disabilities. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the District.