Alisha Leigh:If a child has an IEP, s/he is automatically covered under Section 504. It doesn't work in the reverse however.
IEPs give parents more control. The evaluation process is typically better under IEP also (even though there shouldn't be a difference).
I was told today by the sd special education supervisor that 504 IS NOT covered under an i.e.p.mose: A 504 has no teeth, easy to get with a doctors note. If your child qualifies get an IEP.
i was also told by the same person if difficult child gets a 504 it guarantees him to a desk, table and to be taught only!
i asked the i.e.p team in april about lack of medication dispensing. today i was told i should of had a 504 in place (i did not say i want a 504 i was sent by the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to discuss it). i went into the principals office in april but nothing was written down, everything was verbal and they say its my fault becaue i have to specifically ask for a 504 otherwise one cannot be put in place.
the principal is the 504 planner in our school, i asked why did you not write anything down she said because i didnt aask for it.
i will be fixing this problem but i need to look up again the difference between 504, idea, i.e.p.
if someone could explain in simple quick terms witout me having to read mounds of laws that would be great!