Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students’ individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students. To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.

Resources

Technical Assistance: Section 504

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Rights

Guidelines for Educators and Administrators Section 504

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educator’s Quick Reference for Section 504 Building on Basics

 

Keys to Understanding Section 504 & IDEA

What Is a Section 504 Plan?


 

Resources for Parents

https://www.spedtex.org/index.cfm/parent-resources/

https://www.understood.org/articles/en/what-is-a-504-plan

Contact Information

San Antonio

Kimberly M. Walker

District Section 504 Coordinator

6013 Fountainwood

San Antonio, TX 78233

210-659-0329 ext. 104

kwalker@heritageacademy.net

Del Rio

Velma Valdez

Campus 504 Facilitator

605 Amistad Blvd.

Del Rio, TX 78840

830-775-0769

vvaldez@heritageacademy.net