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Your child qualifies for an education plan called a Section 504 plan because of sickle cell disease.
A 504 plan is part of a federal law that helps children with medical concerns learn better. The 504 plan will modify your child’s education program in the classroom.
Examples of 504 plan accommodations include:
STARR coordinators are here to help you and your child. A STARR coordinator might be able to go to the 504 plan meeting to help you speak about your child’s needs. It depends on your need, the coordinator’s schedule, and where the meeting is. A STARR coordinator can also send the school any documents they need.
A STARR coordinator can talk to you before the meeting to answer questions and give guidance. You can also talk to a coordinator during your child’s regular clinic visit.
STARR coordinators hold parent workshops on how to speak up for your child during school meetings. If you would like to go to a workshop, ask your child’s STARR coordinator.
If you have questions about 504 plans, speak with:
For more information about 504 plans versus IEP, please see Classroom Accommodations for Children and Teens with Illnesses.
Reviewed: August 2022