Section 504 Services
Section 504 Services are designed to provide a system of identifying eligible students with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Once identified, these students are ensured access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education by providing accommodations that allow equal access to the curriculum in the general education setting. The statute is intended to prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination against persons with disabilities, persons who are believed to have disabilities, or family members of persons with disabilities.
Austin ISD strives to meet the needs of all students. 504 Services are designed to provide a system of identifying eligible children with disabilities as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (2009), enabling Austin ISD to ensure that all of the rights of these children are protected and receive appropriate services to ensure access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education.
Any student with a disability that substantially limits one or more life activities may be considered for 504 services.
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 intervention under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact your campus. If you have questions about this process, you can also contact the 504 department at (512) 414-6645.
Every Austin ISD Campus has a designated 504 Campus Coordinator(s). Contact Austin ISD 504 Services: 512-414-6645. For information about dyslexia services, please visit the dyslexia website.