I am often asked “which is better a 504 Plan or an IEP?”  My answer always starts with “it depends.” 

It’s a hard question to answer, because they both serve different purposes and have their own strengths depending on your child.

Both are detailed plans, created by the school and parents, to outline how a student with a disability will learn. A 504 Plan and an IEP are both intended to protect a student with a disability to ensure that they are learning in the least restrictive environment.

What’s better really depends on your child and their unique needs.

Check out this cheat sheet below and then go watch the video!

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