My child doesn't need special education is there other programs?
Accomodations not requiring an IEP
Phenix City Schools believes in the education of all its students those with and without disabilities or impairments. A number of federal laws have been written to address the needs of students with disabilities and impairments. These laws provide the foundation for districts in establishing guidelines for meeting those students’ needs through the provision of programs and services.
Your child may be eligible for accommodations under a 504 Plan if he or she has a physical or mental health disability that limits one or more major life functions. A 504 Plan is supported by the federal civil rights law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights statute prohibiting discrimination discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 guarantees the right to full participation and access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in
section 706(8), shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance….”
School compliance with Section 504 includes:
The provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) through a student’s Section 504 plan, and
the provision of equality of access to, and equality of opportunity for disabled students to participate in activities operated by or in collaboration with the school that are not necessarily required for FAPE.
If you would like to make a referral based upon what you have read so far, here are some ways to do that: