How do I get 504 accommodations?

How do I get 504 accommodations?

If that’s you, here are seven steps to get your child a 504 plan.Document your child’s needs. Find out who the school’s 504 coordinator is. Write a formal request for a 504 plan. Follow up on your request. Go through the 504 plan evaluation process. Meet with the school to see if your child qualifies.

Can you get OT with a 504?

OT can be provided as a related service under IDEA 2004. However, some school districts provide OT as an accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and then develop a 504 Plan.

Does the 504 plan cover absences?

Public schools are required by law to accommodate the health needs of students. The plan to accommodate health needs may be called a health plan or a 504 plan. Because the chronic health issues are noted in her IEP, and because her IEP states she will need special accommodations, her absences are excused.

What is a 504 plan for a highschool student?

The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.

What disabilities qualify for a 504 plan?

STUDENTS PROTECTED UNDER SECTION 504 To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.

What qualifies a child for a 504?

504 Plan Basics Students can qualify for 504 plans if they have physical or mental impairments that affect or limit any of their abilities to: walk, breathe, eat, or sleep. communicate, see, hear, or speak. read, concentrate, think, or learn.

How does a student get a 504 plan?

With 504 plans, schools look at information about a student from a few different sources. One source might be a medical diagnosis. Schools might also look at the student’s grades, test scores, and teacher recommendations. Families or schools can request a 504 plan through the school district’s 504 coordinator.

Does a parent have to be present for a 504 Meeting?

Parents are not required to attend a 504 meeting but they are always invited to attend. The 504 case manager will invite the parents and provide them with documentation of the decision if they choose to opt out of the 504 meeting.

How many days does a school have to respond to a 504 request?

15 days

How does a 504 plan affect college?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 still protects students from discrimination when they get to college. However, they won’t get a 504 plan like they had in high school. In other words, a student’s 504 plan doesn’t “travel” with her to college. Students can still receive accommodations in college, though.

Do 504 plans transfer from school to school?

Basically, when moving, your child’s 504 plan in school should be able to transfer directly to the new school. Schools often will want to change a child’s IEP to suit their typical practices. However, if your child’s IEP and 504 plan meet your child’s needs, it really isn’t necessary to change either document.

Can you have an IEP and 504 plan at the same time?

Answer: It’s possible to have both an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a 504 plan, but it would be unlikely for your child to need both. Here’s why: Everything that’s in a 504 plan can be included in an IEP. So if your child qualifies for an IEP, typically there is no reason to also have a 504 plan.