Available for Grades 3–12
According to www.dol.gov, a student’s physical, mental, or emotional health impairment is defined 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, genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or any mental or psychological disorder such as, emotional or mental illness, and a major life activity, defined as functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating are impacted your child.
If this definition applies to your child, he/she may qualify for a Section 504 Plan.
A student does not need to be substantially limited in the major life activity of learning to be eligible under Section 504. A student may have a disability that in no way affects his/her ability to learn, yet the student may need extra assistance of some kind to complete Enlightium’s curriculum with success. The Section 504 Coordinator considers available diagnostic documentation and doctor’s recommendations concerning the implications for the student’s impairment and schedules a meeting to create a 504 plan.
In order to develop a 504 plan to support the success of the student, Enlightium Academy will host a virtual meeting with the following representatives and resources:
- Diagnostic documentation provided by parents
- Enlightium teachers' best practices
- Enlightium Student Support Specialist’s proficiency in specialized support
- Enlightium Principal's expertise in the used curriculum
- The student’s Enlightium counselor's background knowledge
- Parent’s expertise on their student
- The AIMS/504/RD-ISP Coordinator’s knowledge of how to best support students with Health Impairments and Learning Challenges
Parents are welcome to invite the student and anyone that is working directly with the student (i.e. therapists, tutors, psychologists, doctors, etc) to the meeting. A Release of Sensitive Information Form must be signed and on file prior to the meeting if an invitation is extended to someone other than the parent.