“What Is a 504 Plan and How Can It Help My Teen?” Tip Sheet

From Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research: As a parent of a teenager with a disability, you may have heard the term 504 plan or Section 504 before, but not really understood what it means and how it can help your high school aged youth. Section 504 is a civil rights federal law that public school districts are required to follow. In this tip sheet, we offer parents and guardians some information on 504 plans, including understanding the difference between a 504 Plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). We also share how you qualify for a 504 Plan and what the benefits of having a 504 Plan in place can be.

Read and Download it HERE: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1104&context=pib

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