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Unformatted text preview: impairments. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures that any organization that receives federal funding must provide equal opportunity to all who have a disability that limits major life activities. For schools this meant any child who had a disability could not be turned away from any school. The schools followed the law, however most schools either did not have the extra funding to supply to the needs of the impairments or supply an individual teacher with the training for the impairments. This is where IDEA 2004 comes in to supply schools the extra funding to meet the needs of children with impairments to ensure an equal opportunity education. While both laws, IDEA 2004 and Section 504, provide essentials in aiding those with impairments, there is always room for improvement because life, medical support, and education are always changing and improving. Reference WETA. (2010). LD Online . Retrieved from http://www.ldonline.org/features/idea2004...
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