Section 504/Title II (ADA) requires that no qualified individual with a disability be discriminated against or excluded from participation in an activity. A disability is defined as any mental or physical impairment that substantially limits an individual’s major life activities. Students can qualify for a 504 plans if they have physical or mental impairments that affect or limit any of their abilities to:
- walk, breathe, eat, or sleep
- communicate, see, hear, or speak
- read, concentrate, think, or learn
- stand, bend, lift, or work
The goal of 504 plans is to provide reasonable accommodations that allow access to programs and/or facilities. In the school setting, the goal of 504 plans is for students to be provided with the accommodations or educational aids they might need to access the educational opportunities within their classrooms.
If you feel your child, who has an individual health care plan for a medical disability, might qualify for a 504 please forward questions about eligibility to the building-based 504 coordinator, which in most cases, is the School Adjustment Counselor.
Dr. Karen Zaleski
89 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
8:00 am – 4:30 pm