Section 504

  • 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.

    For more informationor assistance regarding student acoomidations, contact:

    Anne Meirow, Ph.D.
    Schools Section 504 Coordinator
    3011 W. Grand Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 870-3480

    For more information or assistance regarding a disability that is not related to students, please contact:

    Kristen Howard, Esq.
    Chief of Staff
    Districtwide Section 504 Coordinator
    3011 W. Grand Blvd, Floor 14
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: (313) 240-4377