Share your experiences and questions! I hope these sample 504 plans help you to start your own plan in school. If you already have a plan, how has it worked out? Please consider sharing your 504 plan here—it will help others! — Rachel
Sample 504 Plans for Students with Chronic Illnesses:
Here are links to sample 504 plans. If you are creating a plan, you can use these as a starting point and change them to fit your specific needs. Even students with the same illnesses do not always share the same symptoms or need the same accommodations.
504 plans can be simple, including one or two accommodations, or they can be more involved. Feel free to add accommodations that you don’t see listed in the samples. There is no set list of accommodations..it’s really about working with the school to develop a plan that is reasonable and meets your needs.
If you have an illness you don’t see here, you can modify any one of these to fit the specifics of your illness. Many accommodations are quite similar even though the illnesses are different.
I like to include a more personal letter to teachers with my kids’ 504 plans that explains their illnesses and how they affect the kids in school. There are examples of these letters in some of these links, including those for both of my sons, Aaron and Jack.
Celiac’s Disease: American Celiac Disease Alliance
Cystic Fibrosis: Happy Heart Families
Diabetes: American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Disability Rights Education Defense Fund (DREDF)
Diabetes: University of Wisconsin Madison. For child with Diabetes and Dyslexia.
Eosinophilic Disorders: Elementary School plans. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.
Eosinophilic Disorders: Middle and High School plans. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.
Eosinophilic Disorders: Post-Secondary Schools. American Partnership of Eosinophilic Disorders.
Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation. Model 504 plan is in the appendix of the document.
Jouvenile Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s and Colitis: Crohn’s And Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s – Aaron’s plan
Lupus: Lupus Foundation of America
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: PCD Foundation
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Aaron’s plan
Pulmonary Hypertension: Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Spina Bifida: Spina Bifida Association
General (for all Illnesses): Milestones