A 504 Plan helps a child with special health care needs to fully participate in school. Usually, a 504 Plan is used by a general education student who is not eligible for special education services. A 504 Plan lists accommodations related to the child’s disability and required by the child so that he or she may participate in the general classroom setting and educational programs. For example, a 504 Plan may include:
- Plans to make a school wheelchair-accessible
- Your child’s assistive technology needs during the school day
- Permission for your child to type assignments instead of writing them by hand
- Permission for your child to hand in assignments late due to illness or a hospital stay
In developing a 504 plan, what should the process include?
- A school evaluation
- A letter from your child’s PCP describing the disability, chronic illness, related problems and needed medications and/or treatments
- Identification of the accommodations to be provided – physical and instructional (this depends on your child’s condition).
If you need more information regarding 504 plans, please contact Rose Larson, Special Services Coordinator