504 Group Project EDUC 4763 Differentiating Instruction Summer 2012 Dr. Allison Duckworth LeTourneau University Rosalyn Vitatoe Leesa Perez Stacey Russell
Framework for 504 Success504 Recommendations+Assessments+ Accommodations for Instruction= Successful Student !
Accommodations To change the way in which instruction is delivered or changing the way a student is expected to respond to instruction.
Assessments Are Important!Assessments provide the information needed to meet instructional needs of each student.
504 instruction Requires: Accommodations to help students succeed in the classroom!
1. C O NC E R N S tudent, parent, teac her, c ouns elor, or adminis trator believe they are obs erving in a
3. S C R E E NING T he des ig nated building team reviews the referral, c ompletes an appropriate s tudent files review, and c ons ults with teac hers , parent/g uardians , peers , profes s ionals , and/or the s tudent. DE C IS IO N TO B E MA DE : DO E S T HIS S T UDE NT A P P E A R T O HAVE A DIS A B IL IT Y UNDE R S E C T IO N 504? If yes : • P rovide the parent/g uardian with a c opy of the S ec tion 504 rig hts . • If further information is needed, provide notic e to parents for evaluation and obtain their c ons ent in writing . A ls o obtain written c ons ent for a mutual ex c hang e of information from parent/g uardian as appropriate. If no:
If further information is needed, provide noticeto parents for evaluation and obtain theirconsent in writing. Also obtain written consentfor a mutual exchange of information fromparent/guardian as appropriate.If no:Provide screening results to source of referralwith accompanying recommendations.
5. E L IG IB IL IT Y A S ec tion 504 MD T is rec ommended to be c ompos ed of one of the s tudents teac hers (and/or the s tudents c ouns elor), a building adminis trator, and pers ons knowledg eable about the s tudents dis ability and the meaning of the evaluation data and s ervic e options . T he MDT c onvenes to review all evaluation res ults , determine elig ibility as a s tudent with a dis ability under S ec tion 504, and doc ument the meeting in writing . T he team c ompos ition may vary ac c ording to the needs of the s tudent. If no: • C ons ider other referral s ourc es or options for the s tudent and/or s c hool. P rovide written notic e to parents that s tudent does nt qualify. If yes : • T HE S E C O ND D E C IS IO N T O B E MA DE : Does the s tudent als o s eem to have a dis ability under one of the IDE A c onditions ?
7. E DUC AT IONA L T he educ ational s ervic es are implemented as
Section 504 regulation requires a school districtto provide a “free appropriate public education”(FAPE) to each qualified person with a disabilitywho is in the school district’s jurisdiction,regardless of the nature or severity of theperson’s disability.
Section 504 protects qualified individuals withdisabilities. Under this law, individuals withdisabilities are defined as persons with aphysical or mental impairment whichsubstantially limits one or more major life activities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is anational law that protects qualified individualsfrom discrimination based on their disability.
Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Qualification RequirementsAll programs and activities receiving federalfinancial funds from the U.S. Department ofEducation is required to meet the needs of“handicapped” persons in accordance withfederal law in Section 504 of The RehabilitationAct of 1973.“This includes public schools, colleges, and universities,certain employers, state and government programs, http://www.ncld.org/on-capitol-hill/federal-laws-aamp-ld/adaaa-a-section-504/section-504-in-2009
1st Qualification RequirementIndividual has a “physical or mental impairmentthat severely limits one or more major lifeactivities.”Includes: walking, breathing, learning, hearing, seeing,working, performing manual tasks, and caring foroneself. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/sec504/sec504.pdf,
2nd Qualification RequirementThe person has a “record or history of suchimpairment.”e.g. - student who had a learning disability, but nolonger qualifies for the special education programA student’s cancer goes into remission, the student may nolonger be able to receive special education services; but, thatstudent would now be eligible for services under Section 504. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/sec504/sec504.pdf,
3rd Qualification RequirementThe individual is “regarded as having suchimpairment.”an individual may meet the requirements even if s/hedoes not have a physical or mental handicap, but thedistrict treats the individual as having such limitationsstudent with a limp would qualify under Section 504 if theschool district treats the student as having a limitation http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/sec504/sec504.pd