Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Unlike the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs special education, Section 504 is not an education, service, or funding statute. The purpose of Section 504 is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are given the same opportunity to participate in programs and activities as are their non-disabled peers. It is the responsibility of Ferris Independent School District to identify and serve students who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are considered disabled and who, because of disability, need special services within the general education program.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible under Section 504?
- What are the referral procedures?
- How is placement defined?
- What are my legal rights as a parent?
- Need more information?
Who is eligible under Section 504?
What are the referral procedures?
How is placement defined?
What are my legal rights as a parent?
Need more information?
- Fact Sheet for Families (English | Spanish)
- Technical Assistance: Section 504