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A 504 plan can include
, which are changes in school and the classroom that allow your child to take part in learning. For example, to meet the needs of a child who struggles with writing, an accommodation might be a computer for typing. A 504 plan may also modify or change what your child is expected to learn.
This is called a modification.
The Right to Instruction and Services
To give your child an education comparable to that of other students, a 504 plan may include specialized instruction. The plan can also provide related services, like speech or occupational therapy or even counseling.
The Right to Notice
Schools must tell families about significant educational decisions that impact their kids. You have the right to know about things like identification, evaluation, and classroom placement.
The Right to Challenge a School’s Decision
If you disagree with a school’s decision about your child’s education, you have the right to challenge it. You can ask for a hearing where an impartial officer decides your case. You can also file a complaint with the federal Office for Civil Rights.