If your child has special needs, he or she may be eligible to receive services under two different plans in New York State: an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan. While both plans are designed to provide accommodations and/or support to students with disabilities, there are some key differences between the two. In essence, an IEP provides special education programs and services to qualifying students in grades K-12, whereas a 504 plan generally provides accommodations and support to disabled students within the general education classroom to allow them equal access to an education.
The attorneys at Pierro, Connor & Strauss are experienced in advocating for families that need representation from a special education lawyer to formulate an IEP or 504 plan for their child, and to get that plan implemented by the child’s school district. If a parent or guardian believes the plan is not being implemented in full or appropriately, our attorneys can help.