Section 504/Dyslexia Program
504 is not Special Education. There are fewer procedural safeguards under Section 504 as compared to Special Education.
A child may have a disability; however, may not qualify for either 504 or Special Education because the condition does not significantly impact their educational process. For example, a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who is being successful in school would not be considered 504 since no major life activity (eg., learning) is being impacted.
In Lafayette Parish all second grade students are screened for Dyslexia.
Characteristics of Dyslexia include:
If you suspect your child may have Dyslexia or another disability condition that would require a 504 evaluation for eligibility, contact the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) at your child's school.