Special Educational Plan
An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is used when a 504 Plan is not enough or ineffective. There is no limit placed on the accommodations that can be given to a student, other than those placed by the schools.
A Section 504 Plan can be requested from a school when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms are negatively impacting a student’s education and ability to learn, but an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) can be requested when a 504 Plan is not adequately addressing the student’s educational needs. It is best to request an IEP in writing, and there are time mandates that dictate a school’s response time to the service request. Special education services can be time consuming and costly for schools, so some school may lean towards not providing services or providing minimal services.