Oh God here we go

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 1:02am
Galette's picture
Joined: 05/26/2004 - 09:00


I just recieved a phone call from principle.

He has recieved my request for 504 and told me he wants to get a "504 in the district realm" He mentioned a IEP to try to get her a personal aid - He doesn't know if he could get it but wants to exhaust all avenues before the school building changes are made.

He explained to me that an aid is a cost to the school with no funds for it we need to go thru district to get an IEP.

Ya know I feel so ignorant you would think that with whats at stake I would know if this was a good or bad phone call.

I feel it was O.K., because he didn't say we were not doing a 504. All though, now that I'm thinking about it he did mention that an IEP was a legal document also.

All I know is I want a 504, right?

Can you get an aid with a 504 only? Are they just looking for extra money from Gov.?

Thanks and stay safe,

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 1:23am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

I do think it is good news. The only problem is that I don't think a child is eligible for an IEP based on a peanut allergy. I could be wrong, however. If you can get the protection your dd needs then it sounds good to me.
Best of luck!!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 2:13am
Rhonda RS's picture
Joined: 02/24/2001 - 09:00

Hi Galette,
*Yes*, you can qualify for an IEP under IDEA, Other Health Impaired (OHI) if you can prove that "learning is affected" by the allergy. If the school wants to give an IDEA OHI designation, it is just as good as a 504 Designation.
Yes, you can get an aid with a 504 Plan; the school does not receive any financial assistance for Section 504 qualifying disabilities; the school cannot use lack of funds as an excuse to not give an aid under 504 if they determine he/she needs an aid.
It answers your questions and discusses what to watch out for.
Take care,
[This message has been edited by Rhonda RS (edited August 16, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 2:16am
MQriley2's picture
Joined: 05/25/2004 - 09:00

I don't think you can qualify for an IEP either with just this allergy. I remember the person that was "rewriting" my 504 plan and she told the principle that he would not be eligible for the IEP without his speech/hearing issues, he would fall under the 504 plan, but since he has the speech issue, his allergy & asthma can be added to it along with the 504 plan.
I am like you, I know I have to have the 504 plan..haha so I do.

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 5:54am
Galette's picture
Joined: 05/26/2004 - 09:00

Hi and Thank you all,
Rhonda RS - Are you saying that if you can obtain an IDEA OHI you do not need a 504?
I have to understand what each of these plans are. I will research tonight.
I didn't read the link you sent yet just walked in from a little shopping. But will tonight. You know after beddy by time. I just wanted to ask this quick question for now. (probably more to follow I'm sure)
Stay safe


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