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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 Elizabeth Franklin
 
Seguin Mary Ellen Rocha
Anessa Freeman
 
Adolphus Suzanne Lowe
Jenna Jarisch
Arredondo Melissa Schmidt
Maria Rodriguez
Austin Elaine Thomas
Beasley Jocelyn Payne
Laura Haugvoll
Bentley Kim Zapata (K-2)
Tamara Luna (3-5)
Bowie Ana Garcia
Campbell Joe Imrie
Carter Rhonda Mark
Marissa Patel
Culver Stephanie Lewis
Paty Rauda
Dickinson Kathryn Reaves
Frost Holly Skillern
Brittney Harper
Hubenak Melissa Walcher
Detha Bradshaw
Huggins Laura Young
Hutchison Monica Farrell
Jackson LeKeitha Petitt
Lindsey Laura Young
Long Marisa Bienek
McNeill Stacie Gutierrez
Phuong-uyen Truong
Meyer Martha McNeil
Pink Krystle Henry
Ray Shelby Hathorn
Smith Brenda Uriegas
Tamarron Makia Walls
Thomas Stephanie Guthman
Travis Jearine Jordan
Velasquez Brenda Garcia
Williams Yunghee Choi
 
Navarro Tanesha Crockett
Polly Ryon Stacie Johnson
Cindy Stohs
Roberts Satta Testamark
Amber Barbee
Torey Gilmore
Wertheimer Morgan Williams
Wessendorff Mary Jackson
 
Geroge Jr Angela Bernard
Reading Brekk Bailey
Jane Champagne
Audrea Smith
Ismael Rangel
Briscoe Rocio Espinoza
Julie Haines
Melody Trenchard
Lamar Jr Casey Chapman
Leaman Lynda Morgart
Wright Amanda Breeding
Angela Criswell
Jennifer Mitchell
 
Terry Maria Fondon
Chandra Harvey
George Ranch Carin Reeves
Foster Annaliese May
Lamar Lisa Suchart
Kayleigh Herrera
Fulshear Jennifer Nowak
Randle Chandra White
Dr. Erika Bogarty