SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Echols County School System is committed to serving all students within the Least Restrictive Environment. The Department of Special Education is directed by Rosa Robinson. It serves over 65 students with disabilities ages 3 through 21. Echols County offers a continuum of services for students with disabilities in a variety of settings, using differentiated instructional strategies. Areas of disability include: emotional/behavioral disorders, specific learning disabilities, mildly, moderately, severely and profoundly intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, hearing impairments, visual impairments, orthopedic impairments, significantly developmentally delayed and speech/language disorders. We strive to meet the individual needs of students.

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973


Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Regulations for Section 504 require a school district to provide a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.

The Echols County School System abides by the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as well as the revisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 (Amendments Act) effective January 1, 2009. The Amendments Act revised the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and included conforming amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that impacts the meaning of disability in Section 504.

The Section 504 Coordinator is Rosa Robinson. She can be reached at (229) 559-2482.

To find out more on Section 504, click on the attachments below.





Parental Rights
Online information about Special Education in Georgia.
Special Education - Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Department of Education Services and Support for Special Education.