504 Educational Plans
Both 504 plans and IEPs are designed to support your child's and remove barriers, giving them access to their education using accommodations and supports. But there are some subtle and not-so-subtle differences between them. Use these resources to learn about 504 plans, how they can be used, and what accommodations they can provide.
What is a 504 plan?
A 504 plan can be provided to give a child the support they need to access the learning environment and/or curriculum. While it is not as comprehensive as an IEP, a 504 plan will typically include accommodations and, in some cases, services. 504 plans are supported by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights statute that was written to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. Assistance carrying books, assistive technology devices, or materials with enlarged print are all examples of accommodations that can be provided through a 504 plan.
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