Menu

Special Programs

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled students are met.

Section 504 states that: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…" [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)].

As defined by federal law: "An individual with a disability means any person who:

(i) has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity;

(ii) has a record of such an impairment; or

(iii) is regarded as having such an impairment" [34 C.F.R. §104.3(j)(1)].

Physical or mental impairments. Section 504 defines a physical or mental impairment as any

  • physiological disorder or condition,
  • cosmetic disfigurement, or
  • anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genito-urinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine.10

The Section 504 definition of physical and mental impairment also includes any mental or psychological disorder.11 The definition does not include all specific diseases and conditions that may be physical or mental impairments because of the difficulty of ensuring the completeness of such a list.

To summarize, major life activities include certain acts a person does (such as hearing, speaking, lifting) and a person's bodily functions (such as lung disease that affects a person’s respiratory system, or a traumatic brain injury that affects the function of the brain).

Resources

504 Coordinators

Campus Name
District 504 Coordinator Tiffany Mathis
 
Foster HS Annaliese May
Fulshear HS Kacey Warren
George Ranch HS Christy Tucker
Lamar Cons. HS Lisa Suchart
Terry HS Maria Fondon
 
Briscoe JH Julie Hanes
George JH Carole Serna
Lamar JH Nancy Monticello
Leaman JH Amber Barbee
Reading JH Jane Champagne
 
Navarro MS Tanisha Crockett
Ryon MS Jamie Rufo
Wertheimer MS Rocio Espinoza
Wessendorf MS Danielle Prince
 
Adolphus Staci Davis
Arredondo Melissa Schmidt
Austin Elaine Becker
Beasley Jocelyn Payne
Bentley Channon Almendarez
Bowie Juanita Velasquez
Campbell Joe Imrie
Dickinson Kathryn Reaves
Frost Katie Haley / Verna Berry
Hubenak Kevin Kracker
Huggins Shereka Irvin
Hutchison Rhonda Mark
Jackson Lekeitha Pettit
Lindsey Clarice Dumont
Long Kimberly Zapata
McNeill Laura Robinson
Meyer Heather Ashton
Pink Vanessa Woodard
Ray Fran Benson
Smith Jennifer Mitchell
Thomas Sylinda Rawlins
Travis Tien Davis
Velasquez Beth Yockey
Williams Jimitra Perry
 
Seguin Mary Ellen Rocha