The Dyslexia Program in Community ISD, in partnership with parents, teachers, and administrators, will provide all students identified with dyslexia, research-based instruction and academic support to prepare them to be successful, lifetime readers and writers. Dyslexia is defined as a disabling condition in two Federal laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In IDEA, dyslexia is identified as one of the groups served under the handicapping condition of learning disabilities. Students diagnosed with dyslexia may have an Accommodation Plan and receive educational services as a student with a disability under Section 504 or may have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and receive educational services as a student with a disability under IDEA. As such, they will be subject to the protections provided by these laws. Decisions regarding these students will be made by either a Section 504 Committee or an ARD Committee.