The resulting Individualized Education Program sets forth in writing a commitment of the resources necessary to serve the child. The IEP also provides a basis for subsequent evaluation. It can be modified at any time, or the team can reconvene at any time. Part of this plan is setting a date for re-evaluation. See: IDEA Definitions and U.S. Department of Education Guide to Writing an IEP.
Section 504 protects persons from discrimination based on their disability status. A person is disabled within the definition of Section 504 if he/she has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as: caring for one's self, performing manual tasks. See: Office for Civil Rights answers questions about Section 504 and A parent's guide to Section 504 in public schools.
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Janz J, Harrison J, Caldwell T.
Children with Special Health Needs in School: Developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and an Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).
Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, 71st, 1993; San Antonio, TX. / http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailm...
Information about the IHCP and how it helps when there is a lack of necessary health information in school documents; includes information about the role of the school nurse in the IEP and IHCP, case examples, and example forms.