To meet the criteria for Section 504 protections, a child must:
Have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, or performing manual tasks);
Have a record of such impairment, or
Be regarded as having such impairment.
Each school site can provide procedures for the referral of students for a Section 504 evaluation. Subsequent to the evaluation of a student, a determination of eligibility and services that may be needed is made by the 504 team, including the parent/guardian and a plan is developed to assist students with disabilities who require accommodations in order to access the general education program.
If you suspect that your child may have a disability that would require accommodations, your school site principal or the school’s 504 Coordinator can provide additional information and assistance.