Can my child have both a 504 plan and an IEP?

Parent Question
Mar. 15, 2022Updated Apr. 26, 2022

A child can have both, but it isn’t necessary because an IEP will cover the accommodations a child needs. Special education attorney Grace Clark explains that regardless of the qualifying disability, a child “can get anything they need as far as services or accommodations, even if they don’t relate to the qualifying disability. If a child qualifies for an IEP because they have a specific learning disability, but they also have Celiac disease, you can write any accommodations that you need for Celiac into the IEP.”

For more information, see our article What’s the Difference Between a 504 Plan and an IEP?


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