What IS a 504 Plan?

by Heidi Nord September 02, 2017

What IS a 504 Plan?

What is a 504 Plan?

Parents often wonder what their rights are, and what they can do to get their child assistance in school. There are two main avenues of getting support for your child:

IEP (Individualized Educational Plan)

or

504 Plan

This blog post directs you to the Great Schools Website, and their section all about 504 plans. Please read the page here:

What is a 504 plan?

The following is an excerpt from the page on Great Schools.

"Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

Section 504 states that: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”

What is a 504 plan?

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Heidi Nord




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