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Allison Russo

This reply was originally posted by user parentcoachjoyce in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

504 plans are just meant to outline accommodations that will help him in class to “level the playing field” in school despite his ADHD. 504 plans only “work” if the the plan has accommodations in it that will actually help him meet his unique needs. It’s sometimes a lot of trial and error to find what will work. But, once there is a 504 in place, by law the teacher must follow it. Also, FYI, 504 plans are only good for a year. They have to be updated every year. Maybe since it’s been awhile it is a good time to check on the status with the school counselor.

Joyce Mabe
Parent coach, licensed school counselor, mom to adult son with ADHD