Accommodations: 504 ACCOMMODATION

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Julie: Help me to understand that in a Section 504 plan, how is having a student placed in a co-taught classroom as an accommodation a service driven by an IEP goal. This service has been provided to the student with an IEP, now moving forward the district is fighting it. Thanks

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William

when a student is noncompliant regarding an accommodation (in this case a piece of technology), can it legally be removed from the IEP? How does one go about it? The parent is in agreement. Yes, it’s in his best interest and is a good suggestion, but the student will NOT utilize the equipment (middle school age)

Marcus

William,

As long as the parent agrees then anything can be removed from the IEP. The parents should though request a meeting to have the IEP updated.

Chia-Hua

As a special education teacher working as a collaboration teacher with the general education teachers in both math and English, I work with some 504 plan and IEP students in the same classroom. Working as a collaboration teacher, I am the one who accommodates and makes sure we (the general education teacher and I) follow the IEP for the specific student. By law, we need to make sure that they receive the right support that is written into their IEPs. In this case, the student with the 504 plan have supports implemented in their plan that requires them to seek guidance from a trusted adult or staff when he or she feels like they need….a break, to take a walk…etc…because they are frustrated or overwhelmed. As a collaboration teacher, I am also the “support provider” to the student.

Sophie

Could you please clarify the chronology? I’m confused seeing you talk of both a 504 plan and an IEP. Thanks.

Marcus

IEP: Individualized Education Plan/Program: This document contains any goals to be worked on along with modifications and accommodation. An IEP can be changed and updated whenever needed. A meeting has to occur every year to go over and look at the goals and accommodation or modification to see what is working and what needs to be tweaked for the next school year.

504 Plan: 504 plans are formal plans that schools develop to give kids with disabilities the supports they need. These plans prevent discrimination and protect the rights of kids with disabilities in school. They’re covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which is a civil rights law.