what is a 504

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by guest3, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. guest3

    guest3 Guest

    I am asking for a friend who's son is
  2. guest3

    guest3 Guest

    going to get one done this month, whoops
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Basically a 504 is a document that gives a child modifications and accomodations in the classroom, with homework, etc. It is not enforceable by law like an IEP, but it is easier for the student to qualify for. My son qualified for a 504 soley on the basis of his diagnosis of adhd (because it was interfering with his learning process in school). We put that in place to bridge the time between testing to see if he qualified for an IEP.

    It's a good place to start since the IEP process takes a few months, but it is not something that is as concrete and enforceable like an IEP. Administrators and teachers must follow what is in the IEP or be in violatin of the law - there is not check and balances for a 504.

    There are some great web sites that give ideas about accoms and mods for behavior and lds. Just have her google 504 accomodations and modifications.

  4. guest3

    guest3 Guest

    My friend says Thank you, I always invite her to join the boards, she will someday I suppose
  5. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    There are several thread in the archives on Section 504s. She doesn't have to join to read the threads.
  6. angels

    angels New Member

    <span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'>Just wondering, How would I go about joining a 504 </span>
  7. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    504 is not something one joins.

    Overviews of the differences between IDEA (IEPs) and Section 504 (504 Plans):


    When a student is having behavioral or academic problems in school, I recommend parent referral for an evaluation under IDEA regs. If for some reason the child doesn't qualify for an IEP, you can still fall back on the Section 504. The same evaluation used for IDEA can be used for 504.

    As indicated above, 504s are difficult to enforce.