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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

 

"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, as defined in section 706(8) of this title be excluded from the 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 by the United States Postal Service." (29 U.S.C. Sec.794)

           

Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that a child with a disability has equal access to an education.  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, as defined in section 706(8) of this title be excluded from the 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 by the United States Postal Service." (29 U.S.C. Sec.794)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

The purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)

The ADAAA made a number of significant changes to the definition of "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Determination of Eligibility:

To determine eligibility under Section 504 the committee must consider all the following questions:

  1. Does the learner have a physical or mental impairment?
  2. Does the physical or mental impairment affect one or more major life activities including major bodily functions?
  3. Does the physical or mental impairment substantially limit a major life activity? It is important to specifically identify what the substantial limitations are and how they impact learner performance and progress.
  4. Does the student require Section 504 services in order for his/her educational needs to be met as adequately as those of non-disabled peers?

§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 Director,Laurie Gagne, M.Ed. 214-780-3090.

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 Director de 504 del Distrito, Laurie Gagne, M.Ed. 214-780-3090. 

District Section 504 Designee:

Laurie Gagne | Director for Special Programs
4220 Emerson Dallas, TX 75205
214-780-3090
For more questions please contact your campus 504 Coordinator
 
Highland Park High School
Daphne La Montagne – Section 504 Coordinator
214-780-4793
 
Valetta Edmonson – Section 504 Administrative Assistant
214-780-3802
 
McCulloch Intermediate School and Highland Park Middle School
Elyse Griffin
Campus 504 Coordinator
 
Armstrong
David Ray
Counselor/504 Coordinator
 
Hyer
Linde Thompson
Counselor/504 Coordinator
 
Bradfield
Lana Raley
Counselor/504 Coordinator
 
University Park
Jennifer Blazek
Counselor/504 Coordinator