If your child with ADHD has a 504 plan, or if you’re in the process of getting one, it might be hard to find a sample 504 plan to look at. That’s because while IEPs are based on a federal model, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act doesn’t provide a standard form or template for 504 plans. Each school district develops its own plans. In fact, the law doesn’t even require that the plan be written or have parent input.
Most school districts, however, will use written 504 plans and involve parents. You can use this sample 504 plan form to take notes at a meeting or bring in your own thoughts. You might even suggest that the school use this form if they don’t already have a standard form. Don’t be surprised, however, if the school decides not to use this form.
While this sample 504 plan is for a child with ADHD, it can be adapted for other learning and attention issues. You can fill in and adjust the blank sample 504 plan for your child.
Keep in mind that a 504 plan is for services and supports in the general education classroom. If your child needs specialized instruction, it may be time to talk to your school about an IEP instead of a 504 plan.