Gina: My son was attending a charter school that dealt with many ADHD children. The school told us and they thought he should have a 504 plan to protect him against discrimination to help him excel in school. I asked them If it was like a IEP. They told me it is, but it isn’t. They both help the children in areas of need with extra help, but one is for a medical disability that causes a learning complication and one is for a learning disability.
I asked does it have to be re-evaluated every year like a IEP and they told me “No”. They said most re-evaluate it every year to add or subtract things that could benefit, but there is no specific time frame, that we should re-evaluate a 504 at least every three years. Well my son has gone to two different schools since then and none of them have said anything about the 504 plan being expired. When we moved and I put him in our district school, they refused to except his 504 plan, said it was expired. Now my son is struggling in school because all the accommodations that he had they refuse to accommodate. He’s being teased by the students, and they are giving him detentions, and suspension because of his behavior due to his ADHD. This was all listed previously on his 504. Does a 504 plan expire?? If they just recommend re-evaluating it every 3 years, how can it be expired now when it’s not 3 years since it went into effect?