Section 504 and Dyslexia

"In partnership with families and community, CISD will provide all students an exemplary education, preparing them to be successful, productive citizens." In preparing all students, we will meet their individual educational needs through programs such as Section 504 and Dyslexia instruction (to name a few.)

As the 504 District Coordinator, it is my goal to be a resource and vital instrument in the educational process for students, parents, and educators of CISD. Provide ongoing support as needed through trainings, informational community meetings for parents, coordination of 504 meetings, and assisting in developing Individual Accommodation Plans (IAP) are a few of my responsibilities.

What is 504?
Under Section 504, students with disabilities may receive accommodations and modifications as well as supplementary aids and services to ensure that their individual educational needs are met as adequately as those of non-disabled students. Under Section 504, children with disabilities must be educated with their non-disabled peers "to the maximum extent appropriate." Students may only be placed in separate classrooms or special education courses when, after an appropriate evaluation, it is determined that “the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.”
How Does the Identification of Dyslexia Relate to the Protection of Section 504?
Texas Legislature singled out dyslexia from other disabilities, which created a special program and procedures for eligibility students. Assessment of a student for dyslexia triggers the protections of Section 504. Dyslexia program eligibility and placement is determined by a committee of knowledgeable people - a properly constituted 504 Committee. When the 504 committee determines if the student is dyslexic they must also determine if the child should be served under Section 504. Merely having dyslexia does not qualify an individual as 504.
 Staff  
 Susann Roden
 504 District Coordinator
 903-886-3756 ext 814
 email
             
 Office hours
 Monday-Thursday
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:
    Section 504
    Dsylexia

Preguntas Frecuentes:
     Sección 504
    Dislexia

 
  Forms
    for Parents
    para los Padres
    for Teachers


 
Helpful Links for Educators
    Use the following link
    to access 504 plans:  
   
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Mission

In partnership with families and community, CISD will provide all students an exemplary education, preparing them to be successful, productive citizens. 

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