I have a question regarding a 504 as well.......my daughter already has an IEP, and is in special ed for speech. Do I still need to request a 504 plan, or can I just address these issues at the next ARD meeting?
This stuff is SO confusing it makes my head spin sometimes. She is just starting kindergarten this year (tomorrow actually, sniff sniff), and I'm giving it a trial run. I'm all geared up to homeschool though if it doesn't work out. I really am not ready to send her off to full time school yet. She was so sick for the first three years of her life, and I feel like just as she starts to get really fun...I have to start letting go. I'm going to be a mess tomorrow, lol. Isn't is supposed to be the kids who cry on the first day of school????
How exciting! You will be fine! IEP and 504's are tricky stuff. Depending on what your IEP states you should be covered. I would suggest reading it over before your next meeting. You can always add things to an IEP at any point if you are not happy with what is happening. An IEP is usually much more specific than a 504. I would make sure that your IEP states that you child has extra time to complete all assignments (This is very important if she is absent from school due to doctor visits.), bathroom visits and nurse visits as needed. You may also want to include snacks as needed. This may be done in the classroom or the nurse's office depending on the teacher.
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Good Luck and Happy First Day!