As a teacher, I should probably know this, but I am confused. difficult child is academically fine. His issues are behavioral. He was placed in a 504 last year that this year's teacher did not follow through on AT ALL. He has been suspended (mostly in-house) numerous times for physcial aggression. I feel some of his issues involve a SI disorder. Long story short, after all evaluations. were done, team feels they can service him under a 504. However, the Special Education. dept. at my school can't believe they are not putting difficult child on an I.E.P. for emotional handicap. Which should it be and would he be better protected under an I.E.P.??? Does a 504 allow a manifestation of disability after 10 suspensions?