“I don’t think my child needs special education, but may need extra support or accommodations at school.”

 Not all students with health condition or disability need specialized teaching. For these students, a Section 504 Plan may be an option. Some students with a disability or health management may also need an individual health plan (IHP).

Read frequently asked questions about 504 from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: what it is, who qualifies and how to get your child evaluated.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The law applies to any school that receives federal funds.

 

What is a 504 plan?

“504” refers to a section of thefederalRehabilitation Act of 1973. Itis a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The law applies to any school that receives federal funds. A 504 plan can help students learn and participate in the general education classroom. A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations, modifications and other services. This helps remove barriers to their learning. A student with a 504 plan spends their full day in a general education classroom.

Read frequently asked questions about 504 from the Washington State.

What is the difference between a Section 504 plan and an IEP?

 

Condition specific 504 accommodations:

  • Contact your child’s school nurse to support needed health accommodations at school.

 

Note: Listing these resources does not imply endorsement. Your child’s needs are unique, talk with your child’s health care provider, school nurse and school team about the need for a 504, IEP or IHP.

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