Little background: my difficult child is 8 and is currently in 2nd grade. He failed first grade once and the second year he did not pass but was "placed" in 2nd grade as a child cannot fail twice in the same school. (the school he is in now i grades k-3). He has no problems with going to school and he has always liked his teachers. We had a 504 plan put in place at the end of last year. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. At this age there isn't a lot of accomodations on the 504 that the teacher does not do already. He does not have a whole lot of behavior issues at school (none severe), never physical. His academics are TERRIBLE, especially his reading. He had help with reading in kindergarten and the first time in first grade. We were told that there was no help available the 2nd time in 1st grade because of him repeating it. There is also no help this year. His lack academics in reading is now effecting math and his other subjects because of having to read questions. He has no self confidence in reading because he feels he is not good at it. The school stresses for him to read at home every night which we do (usually). We met with the school this morning as ODD is now on the 504 plan and can have accomodations made for it. I am so aggravated with the school system in the town that we live in. We built our home here 13 years ago because of the good school system. Is there a next step that I need to do? What is the difference between and IEP and a 504. We asked about having him placed in Special Education for reading but they said that he does not qualify, that he is very intelligent but just doesn't want to take the time to do the work. He is currently on Adderol, Intuniv and Risperdal. Any suggestions or ideas will be greatly appreciated.