Section 504 and Dyslexia Services

Department Contact:

AMY CUNNINGHAM

Coordinator

  (682) 867-7465
  Email Amy

Provides leadership in the design, revision and implementation of educational outcomes for all students who are served through Section 504 and/or dyslexia by providing support to students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators in the identification, evaluation and development of a 504 accommodation plan designed to support students who are either in need of interventions in core content areas, social emotional learning or who are a disabled student within the jurisdiction of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a Federal law that focuses on non-discrimination.  The law states, "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United State, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service..." - 29 U.S.C., 794(a)(1973)."

As it applies to the public schools, "the language broadly prohibits the denial of public education participation, or enjoyment of the benefits offered by public school programs because of a child's disability.  To encourage compliance, Congress did not create an additional source of federal funding, but instead, conditioned future receipt of federal funds on the district's compliance with the new requirements."  (Richards, Lindsay, & Martin, L.L.P., Fall 2006.)

Child Find

§504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students.  For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator Amy Cunningham at 682-867-7465 or by mail at 690 E. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011.

Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados - bajo la Seccion 504

Bajo la Seccion 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Seccion 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito al numero 682-867-7465 o por correo a la siguiente dirección: 690E. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011.

©1999-2014 Richards Lindsay & Martín, L.L.P.
CESD §504 Compliance System, November 20, 2014

Schools are required to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities from birth through age 21. The Child Find mandate applies to all children who reside within a State, including children who attend private schools and public schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children who are wards of the state. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3))

This includes all children who are suspected of having a disability, including children who receive passing grades and are "advancing from grade to grade." (34 CFR 300.111(c)) The law does not require children to be "labeled" or classified by their disability. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(B); 34 CFR 300.111(d)).