Federal Rulemaking

On May 6, 2022, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it was soliciting written comments regarding how best to improve the current Section 504 regulations. AHEAD reached out to our membership to gather your input about potential updates that would clarify and strengthen the regulations.

We thank everyone who contributed—it was all valuable and we are hopeful that OCR will incorporate many of AHEAD’s suggestions into their rulemaking procedures.

In late 2022 or early 2023, OCR will propose its amendments to the existing regulations at 34 C.F.R. pt. 104, implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. At that time, the public will have the opportunity to submit comments regarding the newly proposed regulations. AHEAD will participate in that public input process, also.