What is the main purpose of a 504 Plan?

What is the main purpose of a 504 Plan?

The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.

What is a 504 Plan in Florida schools?

A Section 504 plan describes the accommodations that the school will provide to support the student’s education. The team that determined the student’s eligibility for Section 504 and identified the needed accommodations will write the accommodation plan.

What elements are required to be included in a 504 Plan?

STUDENTS PROTECTED UNDER SECTION 504 To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) have a record of such an impairment; or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment.

What is the difference between a 504 and an IEP in Florida?

IEPs are annual and provide additional intentional interventions through specialized instructional goals and objectives. 504 plans provide accommodations without the need for specialized instruction and do not need to be updated every year.

How do you write a 504 plan?

If that’s you, here are seven steps to get your child a 504 plan.

  1. Document your child’s needs.
  2. Find out who the school’s 504 coordinator is.
  3. Write a formal request for a 504 plan.
  4. Follow up on your request.
  5. Go through the 504 plan evaluation process.
  6. Meet with the school to see if your child qualifies.

How long is 504 plan good for?

three years
The law doesn’t require an annual 504 plan re-evaluation. It only requires “periodic re-evaluation,” which is generally every three years or so. If there are significant changes in your child’s needs or placement in school, then you may want to consider asking for a re-evaluation, in addition to a review.

What does a 504 evaluation look like?

Section 504 evaluations may encompass record and work sample reviews; direct observation in the natural setting; interviews with the student, parent, and school personnel; and/or administration of more formal assessment measures.