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What's the difference between an I.E.P. and a 504?

My 19yr old son had an I.E.P. and now my 11 yr old daughter has a 504....I don't see the difference. Is there one?

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Keni-Lyn

Asked by Keni-Lyn at 9:25 PM on Aug. 31, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • never heard of a 504...

    my son had IEP
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:33 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Looks like a 504 allows for allergies and diseases
    I've never heard of it til just now
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:34 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • The BIGGEST difference is your rights. there are fewer parental rights with a 504.  Helpful Link

    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:34 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • I agree w/ But mommie- IEP's are more involved, more detailed & offers more options.  A 504 is usually for someone w/ a minor learning problem & they don't necessarily last throughout their whole academic life.  Check out her link tho.  And ask lots of questions at the school.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:44 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • An IEP is written for special education. A 504 is not special education, but is intended to resolve discrimination issues in a regular education setting. A 504 is a civil rights law document and an IEP is a document under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Only certain classifications of disabilities are eligible for an IEP. Students who do not meet those classifications but still need some in order to participate fully in school fall under the 504 plan.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:49 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • A 504 is usually for someone w/ a minor learning problem & they don't necessarily last throughout their whole academic life.
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    A 504 plan is also for a student who might be blind, deaf for in a wheelchair but does not have any neurological issues that impair learning. It could also be for a student with other medical issues that need to be addressed in a school setting for a student that does not require any special education but does need some needs addressed due to those issues.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:53 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • IEP = Individual education plan


    504 = special accommodations are needed (sometimes for a few months to a few years)

    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 4:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2012

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