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504 Plans in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

504 Plans in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

If your child has a disability, he or she may require modified schooling so that he or she can receive a truly meaningful educational experience. Some of these modifications may include specialized private schools, extra time to finish tests/assignments, and more. That being said, if your child does not qualify for an IEP, though he or she still requires modified schooling, he or she may receive modified schooling through Section 504. Unfortunately, sometimes, students are wrongly denied 504 plans. If this has happened to you, please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania special education attorney today. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What exactly is a 504 plan and how may it help my child?

In Pennsylvania, Section 504 gives certain students the right to receive the special education services they require if they do not qualify for an IEP. No two 504 plans are alike, just as no two students are alike. Some of the main reasons children may need, and qualify for, a 504 plan are as follows:

  • Your child needs to be excused from class to take medication for a physical/mental condition
  • Your child has a chronic illness that requires regular treatment
  • Your child needs extra time to complete assignments because of anxiety, depression, anxiety, or ADHD
  • Your child is deaf
  • Your child needs assistance writing/taking notes

What happens if my child is denied an IEP in Pennsylvania?

If your child is denied an IEP, you should begin obtaining doctors’ notes, school records, your child’s grades, teacher recommendations, evaluations, and more to prove that your child, at the very least, qualifies for a 504 plan. Once you submit the 504 plan to the school, your school should schedule a meeting with you to determine whether your child qualifies. Our firm can work to ensure you have all of the necessary documentation to maximize your child’s chances of qualifying.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

Anderson, Converse & Fennick is an experienced law firm in York County, Pennsylvania focusing on Education Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation matters. If you need a knowledgeable attorney that will effectively represent your interests, contact Anderson, Converse & Fennick today.

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