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Is IEP and 504 apply to private schools?

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Joined: Apr 24, 2013
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 at 1:34:38 PM
Subject: Is IEP and 504 apply to private schools?

Hello, fellow parents!
I thought it's time for me to get some extra support for my 10 year old son.
We've gone thru parent/ child skill program 2 years ago. And we have our ups and down. The down part is having a teacher who is not fully, I thought, supportive of some accommodations to be successful in class. He's a bright boy and loves to learn. Having Inattentive type ADHD, can be frustrating for him and the whole family. Maybe, knowing where to get additional help would spark again his /our goal to be successful in school. I thought if we have a legal form to give his teacher, they'll be more accommodating in each classes he takes. Homeschooling is also crossing my mind because I have time.
I'm glad we have this forum.


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Joined Sep 28, 2011
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Posted:Apr 25, 2013 7:32:58 AM

Hi Dang,

IDEA 2004 doesn't apply to private schools, and they not required to provide an IEP.
They also don't get federal funding for an IEP.
They are required to observe a 504, but the legal requirements are more to do with things like wheel chair access.
So that for private schools, providing most support and accommodations, is just an option for them.
Here's a link to a Wrights Law article:

So homeschooling might be a better option for you, where you say that you have the time. Where you'll also need the energy as well!

Here's another link, to a homeschooling forum:

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Posted:May 20, 2013 4:33:44 AM

It does not apply to private schools. There are other options to try incl. Alternative schooling, part-time school/homeschooling, etc. My son goes p/t to an alternative/PPP (Parent Partnership Program) public school which emphasizes differentiated teaching and he does p/t homeschooling. :) He loves it! (ADHD kiddo!)

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