Download: IEP or 504 Plan Snapshot for Your Child

By Amanda Morin

IEP or 504 Snapshot for Your ChildPDF

You may be familiar with your child’s IEP or 504 plan, but is your child? This one-page IEP or 504 plan snapshot can help kids better understand their services and accommodations in school. It can also help them learn more about their strengths, challenges, and IEP goals.

Print the snapshot and fill it out together with your child. It includes a sample and a blank version. Kids can take the snapshot to school and refer to it when advocating for the support they need. (If your child tends to misplace papers, you might not want to put your child’s name on it.)

If your child hasn’t started attending IEP meetings yet, sit down and go over the accommodations together. You can also talk through the strengths and challenges that the IEP or 504 plan addresses.

Once the snapshot is complete, you can use it for your own reference, too. (Keep in mind this snapshot is only a summary and not a legally binding document. It doesn’t replace an IEP or 504 plan.)

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    About the author

    About the author

    Amanda Morin is the director of thought leadership at Understood and author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.” She worked as a classroom teacher and early intervention specialist for more than a decade.

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    Reviewed by

    Bob Cunningham, EdM serves as executive director of learning development at Understood.