What are 504 plans limited to?

Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Title II prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by state and local governments.

What happens if school doesn’t follow 504 plan?

Find your school’s 504 coordinator. Ask them to schedule a meeting to discuss your child’s 504 plan and compliance. Go up the chain of command. If the teacher is not responsive, you can go to your Principal, School 504 Coordinator, Pupil Services and more.

How long does a school have to respond to a 504 request?

The school district must respond to your request for an IDEA assessment within 15 days of receiving it (unless school is not in session; summer vacation for example). No specific timeframes apply to requests for Section 504 assessments, but you are entitled to a response within a reasonable period of time.

Do colleges recognize 504 plans?

The short answer is there are no IEPs or 504 plans in college. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law that provides students with IEPs , no longer applies to them once they graduate from high school. However, they won’t get a 504 plan like they had in high school.

What do you need to know about 504 plans?

Eligibility under Section 504: 504 Plans. Section 504 is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities as defined below. 504 plans are legal documents that provide specific supports and accommodations necessary for a child with a disability to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education.

What does it mean to make accommodations in Section 504?

Where Section 504 is concerned, accommodations are made to bring a student with a disability to the same starting point as a non-disabled student. Consequently, the accommodations defined in a Section 504 plan are those interventions that are not typically available to all students.

What to do if your child does not qualify for Section 504?

If you are told that your child does not qualify for a 504 plan, request a formal written letter, also known as Prior Written Notice, which outlines the reasons why your child does not qualify. Additionally, request a written copy of the district’s Section 504 policy and implementation guidelines.

Who are the committee members for Section 504?

A committee of individuals including the child’s teacher, parent, a school administrator, and the person responsible for 504 oversight in the child’s school should meet to determine eligibility and develop a 504 plan. A sample letter to request such a meeting can be found here.

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