When a student violates a school's code of conduct, they are subject to disciplinary action.  If a student has a disability and has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan, the school must conduct a manifestation determination.  This page provides an overview of the manifestation determination process.

Advocates Laura Arrington and Kathy Giordano discuss this topic in a question and answer format.  The attached PDF provides the same information in written form.

Manifestation Determination Q and A (67.32 KB)

New York State procedural safeguards for students with disabilities subject to discipline:  
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/part201.htm