Resources

AISD 504 Policies and FAQs

Parent FAQs (PDF)
Teacher FAQs (PDF)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3)) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.Includes a centralized database of over 6,000 books, scientific articles and other materials on ADHD

Books on ADHD, along with Organizations, Information & Support: Good books on ADHD, including some free publications. Also includes listing of organizations and parent support network.

ADHD and Sleep: Discussion of the effects that ADHD can have on sleep and some tips for a successful night - From Tuck.com

Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a national non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them. Visit their site to connect with a local branch near you, find IDA-member providers in your area, and learn more about dyslexia.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: Yale University’s Center for Dyslexia and Creativity seeks to illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest innovations from scientific research, and transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia. Visit their site to learn more about their cutting edge research and get concrete tips for parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia.

Dyslexia on KidsHealth and Dyslexia on TeensHealth is for parents or educators looking for age-appropriate materials on dyslexia.  These articles offer the basics of dyslexia, tailored for the reading and developmental level of kids and teens.

Parent's Dyslexia Network of Austin is for parents of children diagnosed with Dyslexia. Watch or join this local Facebook group for upcoming events and/or issues pertinent to dyslexic students in the area.

Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with dyslexia and other disabilities. Over 160,000 titles are available, and membership is free for students with disabilities.

Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, offers more than 75,000 digitally recorded audiobooks (including both textbooks and literary titles).

Center for Parent Information & Resources is for parents of K-12 students with dyslexia. This site will help you to locate your nearest Parent Training and Information Center. PTIs are funded by the federal government and offer parents assistance in navigating special education and their child’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (film): The website of the new film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (premiered October 2012), offers video clips from the film, ways to take action to support people with dyslexia, and offers uplifting advice for students with dyslexia and their parents.

Dislecksia: The Movie (film): The website of the film, “Dislecksia: The Movie”, offers clips of the film, ways to promote dyslexia awareness, and heartfelt stories from parents of dyslexic children.

Legal Information

Section 504 Grievance Procedure – Spanish
Notice of Parent and Student Rights – Spanish

Medical Disabilities and Medical Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It provides informative data about a variety of medical conditions.

American Academy of Pediatrics: An organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for those with mental illness. 

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February of 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works.

National Institute of Mental Health: The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.  Detailed information concerning ADHD, as well as many other mental illnesses/disorders is available on their website. 

State and Federal 504 Information

Office of Civil Rights: Legal information and rights. Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Parent & Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools: Published by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), December, 2016.

Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities, OCR: The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

Texas Education Agency Dyslexia Handbook contains guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. In addition, information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to various federal laws is included. El Manual Sobre la Dislexia, AGENCIA DE EDUCACIÓN DE TEXAS

Scholarship and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Information

Affordable Colleges.com is a list of scholarships available for students with disabilities, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, plus other disabilities. Includes financial aid resources compiled from many different websites.