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504 Plan vs IEP Plan

504 Plan

  • Civil rights law
  • No separate funding
  • No “categories” of qualification
  • Requires substantial limitation of a major life activity
  • Parent participation recommended

Section 504 Coordination Information

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  • Federal grant program
  • State and federal funding
  • Disability categories
  • Requires adverse educational impact and need for specially designed instruction
  • Parent is required team member