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504 FAQ

A plan for students with disabilities

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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. Read these questions and answers to learn more about this tool for enforcing your child's right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education.

What is a 504 plan?

How does a 504 plan differ from an IEP?

How do I get a 504 plan for my child?

Are 504 plans really necessary?

What do 504 plans look like?

What if the school doesn't follow the 504 plan?


 

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