Section 504 Services
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) extends this prohibition against discrimination to the full range of state and local government services, programs, or activities. Together, Austin Independent School District (AISD) refers to these laws as “Section 504.” Please review these helpful documents to learn more:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act places the responsibility for identifying and locating students with disabilities on the school. A school/district must annually undertake efforts to "identify and locate" every qualified individual with a disability residing in the school's jurisdiction who is not receiving a public education.
If you suspect a child has a disability that requires services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact your child's home campus. Parents of children attending private schools or home schools can also request a Section 504 evaluation by contacting their child's home campus, as well. For more information Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.