Juvenile Arthritis | 504 Plans and IEP Accommodation Ideas
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Juvenile Arthritis | 504 Plans and IEP Accommodation Ideas

Juvenile Arthritis | IEP | 504 According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 300,000 American children have Juvenile Arthritis. The most common type of arthritis in children is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (idiopathic means “from unknown causes”). There are several other forms of arthritis affecting children. Juvenile arthritis is a rheumatic disease or one that causes loss…

Can I get an IEP in College? What to know about 504 Plan Accommodations.

Can I get an IEP in College? What to know about 504 Plan Accommodations.

IEP in College? No, there are no IEPs in college. That’s a statement of fear that I hear from a lot of parents. And, it’s true. There are no IEPs in college. The following is a guest post from my friend Lynn. You may recognize her from the Facebook group. Her son, who has autism,…

23 Accommodations to Include in your 504 Plan for Food Allergies.

23 Accommodations to Include in your 504 Plan for Food Allergies.

504 Plans for Food Allergies On this website, you will find many articles that discuss the overuse of 504 plans. They were never intended to be an “IEP Lite” and too often, they are used as a stalling tactic when the child truly needs an IEP. However, in the case of isolated food allergies, a…

What is a 504 Plan? 6 Things a Parent Should Know | Protecting Disabled Students

What is a 504 Plan? 6 Things a Parent Should Know | Protecting Disabled Students

What is a Section 504 plan? Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was the first disability civil rights law to be enacted…

3 Indications that You Have an Insufficient 504 Plan at School. (And How to Make it Right!)

3 Indications that You Have an Insufficient 504 Plan at School. (And How to Make it Right!)

Student 504 Plan 504 Plans certainly have their place in our education system. After all, they guarantee access to a student’s education, when a disability may be prohibiting access. What’s unfortunate is that I see too many 504 Plans being handed out to pacify parents and avoid IEP evaluations. Or, when a 504 plan is…

What to do if your School or Teacher is Violating the 504 Plan | 8 Action Items for Parents

What to do if your School or Teacher is Violating the 504 Plan | 8 Action Items for Parents

Not Following 504 Plan Ok, your child has a 504 Plan. You provided the necessary documentation and they drew it up. You think it’s pretty good and will help your child. Then, you hear anecdotes from your child that your school is not following the 504 Plan. The protections of a 504 plan are fewer…