What is a 504 Plan?

A 504 Plan is a formal agreement between a school and a student with a disability that guarantees the student a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). 504 Plans are designed to provide students with disabilities with the accommodations and modifications they need to succeed in school.

Who is eligible for a 504 Plan?

Any student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities is eligible for a 504 Plan. Major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, standing, sitting, and reaching.

How do I get a 504 Plan for my child?

To request a 504 Plan for your child, you should contact your child's school principal or special education director. The school will then convene a team to evaluate your child and determine if they are eligible for a 504 Plan.

What services can I expect my child to receive under a 504 Plan?

The specific services that your child receives under a 504 Plan will depend on their individual needs. Some common accommodations include extended time on tests, preferential seating, and access to notes and other materials from class.

What services does your nonprofit offer?

Our nonprofit offers a variety of services to help students and parents learn about 504 Plans, receive 504 Plans, and excel academically. We offer virtual sessions, virtual competitions, and in-person events. We also offer service hours to students in Montgomery County, Maryland, and presidential service hours to students across the nation.

How can my child earn presidential service hours by volunteering with your nonprofit?

Students can earn presidential service hours by volunteering to help with our virtual sessions, virtual competitions, and in-person events that are open to students across the nation. They can also volunteer to help with administrative tasks such as creating social media posts and updating our website.

Why do you use Zoom for your larger competitions and meetings?

Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform that is well-suited for our nonprofit's needs. It allows us to host large meetings and competitions with students from all over the country. Zoom also offers a variety of features that make it easy for us to share presentations, collaborate on projects, and record our meetings.

We hope this FAQ list has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using either our main chat embed on our home page or by reaching out directly via our instagram.