Section 504 Accommodation Plan

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a nondiscrimination statute that helps a student with a physical or mental disability receive a free, appropriate public education and equal opportunity. Students who qualify for a 504 Plan are entitled to regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet individual educational needs of handicapped persons as adequately as the needs of nonhandicapped persons are met. Though 504 Plans are individualized and vary greatly from student to student, some examples of 504 accommodations may include:

  • Preferential seating in the classroom
  • Breaking longer assignments into shorter segments
  • Permission to type assignments instead of write them by hand
  • Permission to visit the health office as needed

The 504 Plan is developed to ensure that a student with a disability receives accommodations that will allow the student to access the learning environment and general education curriculum.



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