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504 Plans for Students with Disabilities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that accommodations and modifications be implemented to level the playing field for students with disabilities. Learn what a 504 can offer, and whether this is the best solution for your child.

504 FAQ
If your child doesn't qualify for an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) but still requires some accommodations and modifications to fully participate in the classroom, a 504 plan may be called for. Learn more about this tool for enforcing your child's right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education.

Sample 504 Plans
Get a good idea of what a 504 plan looks like with these samples for different parts of the US and different disabilities.

Accommodations for Specific Disabilities
In this excerpt from "A Parent's Guide to Special Education," the authors describe 504 Plan accommodations for students with asthma, ADHD, bipolar disorder and epilepsy, and those who are emotionally disturbed.

Report a 504 Violation
Your child is not getting the accommodations and modifications specified in her 504 plan. What are you going to do about it? Here are five steps that, in most cases, will get you to a resolution of the problem.

Other School Help Available for Students with Special Needs
Not all students with special needs will require Special Education. Some may benefit from a 504 plan, or just a sharing of information with the teacher.

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