Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitaion Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disablility. Section 504 is a civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. Students may be eligible to recieve accommodations under Section 504 if they have a qualifying disability.
Not all students with disabilities qualify for Special Education Services. In order to qualify for Special Education, a student must require specialized instruction and related services.
The 504 Plan is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability receives accommodations that will ensure equal access to the learning environment.
The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disablity recieves specialized instruction and related services.