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What is a 504 Plan and How Can it Help my Teen?

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Transitions Research & Training Center

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As a parent or caregiver of a teenager with a disability, you may have heard the term 504 plan or Section 504 before, but not really understood what it means and how it can help your child. Section 504 is a civil rights federal law that public school districts are required to follow. This tip sheet offers parents and guardians some information on 504 plans.

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AccessibilityAssistive TechnologyCommunication SkillsEducational PlanningFamily/School CommunicationGeneral Support for FamiliesHearing Impairment/DeafnessLanguage & Speech Services/SigningMedical/Physical HealthMotor/Physical DisabilitiesSpecial Education ClassificationsSpecial Education/IEP/504 a or bTransportation

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