Students with disabilities who do not qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may still be able to receive supports, services, and accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This law guarantees access to general education. It says that a child with a disability should have the same educational opportunities as all other children.
In order to qualify for 504 services or accommodations, or a “504 plan,” the child’s disability must substantially limit one or more major life activities or bodily functions. Students who qualify for 504 plans can include those who have allergies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, ADHD, and “invisible disabilities” such as low vision, mild hearing loss, heart disease, depression, anxiety or diabetes.
If your child is not eligible for special education services, he/she may still qualify for some services under a 504 plan.Students are often referred for a 504 Evaluation through Multi-Tired Supports Systems Committees on campus when a disability is suspected. Parents may also refer their child for a 504 Evaluation by contacting their assistant principal at school to begin the process.
- What entitlements are there for a student who meets Section 504 requirements?
- Who can refer a child for consideration for evaluation under Section 504?
- Who decides whether a student is qualified and eligible for services under Section 504?
- What information is used in doing an evaluation under Section 504?
- Can a student be placed under Section 504 without the knowledge of the parent?
- What type of accommodations are made for 504 students?
- What rights do I have as a parent of a 504 student?
Get In Touch
Neta Alexander, Director of 504/MTSS/Dyslexia
Address | 1016 Magnolia Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone | 682-314-1763