An IEP is more than just a written legal document (or “plan”). It’s a map that lays out the program of special education instruction, supports and services kids need to make progress and succeed in school. (Click here to learn more about the difference between IEPs and 504 plans.)
What is a 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. (Click here to learn more about the difference between 504 plans and IEPs.)