Our mission is to assist campuses in providing a quality education to students with disabilities that allows them to achieve their greatest potential and prepares them for future success.
Our purpose includes accepting referrals from individuals who suspect a student has a disability. We provide guidance to facilitate the determination of a student’s eligibility and needed services. We educate teachers, campuses, parent(s)/guardian(s), and the community on Section 504 laws and procedures. We assist campuses in following laws that mandate the referral, eligibility, and provided services for students identified under Section 504. And, we help create the individual accommodation plan (IAP) to ensure student success in all academic and extracurricular areas.
Understanding Section 504
Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that focuses on the non-discrimination of students with disabilities. The law says that a public school, or any other federally funded public facility, cannot discriminate because of a disability and students eligible under Section 504 must be given the same opportunities to participate in academic and extracurricular activities as their non-disabled peers. Under Section 504, students with disabilities may receive accommodations and services to ensure that their individual educational needs are met as adequately as those of non-disabled students.
To be eligible for Section 504, a disabling condition must affect one of the major life activities. A comprehensive guide created by the U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is available for download and/or viewing. For additional information, please see the 504 Resource Guide (En Español); or, for more 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 Snyder ISD Special Services Department at 325-574-8686.
§504 CHILD FIND NOTICE
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a child find 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 Snyder ISD Special Services department. See below for contact details.