504 Plans

What is a 504 Plan?

The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution recieves accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment. The primary impairment can vary greatly, unlike the limitations of an IEP. 

Sample Disabilities:

  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • ADHD
  • Temporary disability
  • Obesity
  • Drugs and alcohol

No Specialized Instruction Needed

Students with 504 Plans do not require specialized instruction but need the assurance that they will receive equal access to public education and services. A document is created to outline their specific accessibility requirements. There are no legal requirements regarding what a 504 Plan should include, and the school isn't required to involve parents in developing it.

Template Basics

  • The student's primary impairment for 504 Eligibility
  • The student's strengths and interests
  • Important considerations when teaching your child: preferences, personal goals, etc.
  • Parent/guardian and teacher concerns related to how the impairment impacts participation in academic, non-academic, or extra-curricular activities
  • Recommended Accommodations (A) or Modifications (M) and frequency of accommodations or modifications
  • Person or people responsible for modifications and accommodations
  • Proposed timeline
  • Next meeting date
  • Annual update date to ensure that the student is receiving the most effective accommodations for their specific circumstances.