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IEPs vs. 504 Plans

Did you know students with disabilities can either receive an individualized education plan (IEP) or a 504 plan?

There is a big difference between these two education plans, so they must really be considered based on the student's individual needs in the education system. I will dive deeper into the differences between these two plans:

Differences between IEPs and 504s

IEP: students need to meet disability criteria in which it impacts their everyday functioning and learning. Also, students receive special education and related services.

504: students have a disability that impacts their everyday functioning and learning, and does not receive special education services. Modifications and accommodations are provided instead.

Which plan do you think works best for your child or student? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section!


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