SAISD 504/Dyslexia Newsletter

October 2019


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.

Watch the video below for an explanation of who is eligible for Section 504.

Section 504 - Who Is Eligible for Section 504?

504 Accommodations

504 plans often include accommodations. These can include changes to the environment, changes to instruction, or changes to how curriculum is presented. Accommodations don't change what kids learn, just how they learn it. The goal is to remove barriers and give kids access to learning.

Big picture
Big picture

The History of Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia was first identified by German physician Oswald Berkhan in 1881 and officially named “dyslexia” by ophthalmologist Rudolph Berlin 6 years later. Berkhan discovered the existence of the developmental reading disorder while studying the case of a bright and intellectually capable young boy who had severe problems learning to read and write properly. Since dyslexia was discovered, physicians have been working on different ways to help dyslexics manage their disorder. Dyslexia Awareness Month takes place annually in October.


Big picture
Big picture

Famous Dyslexics

Kiera Knightley

Diagnosed with dyslexia at age 6, Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley has said her struggles with reading at an early age only made her tougher. In her own words, ”I drove myself into the ground trying to get over dyslexia and when I finished school I had the top grades.” Her success story proves that perseverance is key.

Dyslexia Resources

Dyslexia Parent Awareness Night

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm

406 Barrera Street

San Antonio, TX

Please join us for an informative and interactive session. The session includes hands-on parent and child learning, educational activities, take home materials, free children’s book, and snacks.

RSVP by Monday, October 21, 2019


Deaf or Hard of Hearing?

Big picture
Big picture