DDCA has been receiving many questions regarding Section 504 Plans for students with dyslexia. In particular, there is a common misunderstanding that students with dyslexia that have a 504 Plan can only receive accommodations. Did you know that Section 504 Plans can include services and assistive technology as well?
DDCA is providing links with helpful resources including several of our You Asked! questions regarding Section 504.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Frequently Asked Questionsabout Section 504:
- What services are available for students with disabilities under Section 504?
Section 504 requires recipients to provide to students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of such students to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities are met. An appropriate education for a student with a disability under the Section 504 regulations could consist of education in regular classrooms, education in regular classes with supplementary services, and/or special education and related services.
(Source: UNITED STATES DEP’T OF EDUC., OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (2010), available at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html.)
Other You Asked! questions on Section 504 are listed below:
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