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10/31/2011 05:56 AM

Information on a 504 plan for your teen

mtadkins5
mtadkins5  
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What is a 504 Plan?

It is a plan designed to accommodate the unique needs of an individual with a disability, as required by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the first civil rights law guaranteeing equal opportunity for more than 35 million Americans with disabilities.

Children who have disabilities, but whose disabilities do not interfere with their ability to progress in general education are not eligible for special education services, may be entitled to a 504 Accommodation Plan.

School districts must ensure that students with disabilities have meaning full opportunities to participate in all aspects of school on an equal basis with students without disabilities.

Depending upon the student's individual needs, a school district may be required to provide the following: specialized instruction, modifications to the curriculum, accommodations in non-academic and extra curricular activities, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices, an aide, assistance with health related needs, school transportation, or other related services and accommodations.

http://ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home

http://www.napcse.org/specialeducationlaw/ usdepartmentofed.php

http://specialchildren.about.com/od/504s/f/504faq1.htm

http://www.slc.sevier.org/iepv504.htm

http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/legal-rights/ 868-section-504.gs

I hope this helps! Please feel free to add any information that you think will help Smile

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04/09/2012 06:58 AM
hnk1207
 
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I was just diagnosed and we are trying to push for homebound education because the stress of going to school is just too much for me right now and I can't handle nor do I have any desire to handle interaction with people right now so we are making a 504 and an IEP to get the homebound services set up.

04/22/2012 04:29 PM
Chrissybell1
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Thank you for sharing this great information. My son is recently diagnosed and he wants to eventually go back to college.

04/25/2012 04:11 PM
livvylu4497
 
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Hi guys, I was diagnosed almost exactly 2 years ago and we're trying to get a 504 plan for me with stuff like longer test taking time, test breaks, and a constant pass for me to be able and walk around the school if i get too figitty(sp?)

05/02/2012 03:34 PM
livvylu4497
 
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Thanks! Yes were starting to get a plan ready for me with longer test taking times, the ability if somethings triggering in the class to leave and take a walk, and the ability to take a break while the test is in progress.

06/01/2012 02:06 PM
xceldanes
 
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Im in KY not sure if what each states law is but in KY homeschool is totaly legal and acceptable no matter healthy or disabled.Middle school they had us do half days(was hard on me we dont live in town and I had to drive and pick up an hard with work but I did it)8th grade was so bad we did 2 hour mornings and we did them in counselors office then got setting her back with stress when it was time for high school the school counselor and others said high school would eat her alive and they reccomended we do home school we had done it in 7th grade due to being in and out hospitals.But she ended up doing home school online couple years and we ordered books other 2 years.
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