Free Sample 504 Plan
Students who have ADHD may qualify for section 504 services if their symptoms “substantially limits” their ability to learn. Use this free download to design a 504 Plan that works for your child.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that guarantees to people with disabilities certain rights, including access to a free and appropriate education. If ADHD symptoms “substantially limit” a child’s ability to learn, he or she is entitled to Section 504 services.
The services are described in a document called a 504 Plan. Usually, the plan involves accommodations in the classroom — like extra time to complete assignments or a quiet place to take tests. But the plan may also include the use of assistive technology, such as computer-aided instruction, or access to therapy. There are no legal requirements about what a 504 Plan should include, and the school isn’t required to involve parents in developing it (although many schools encourage parents to participate).
Use this sample 504 Plan to help you craft this legal document with the special education team at your child’s school.