Jacob Engers

posted on April 1, 2009 - 3:08pm
Some students with muscle diseases have IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) and some have 504 plans. What’s the difference? Should parents be concerned if the school says their child doesn’t qualify for an IEP, and creates a 504 plan instead — or vice versa? Not necessarily. As the accompanying chart and diagram shows, there’s a lot of overlap between the two plans. The key is for parents to be...

Nintendo Wii provides a virtual workout

posted on April 1, 2009 - 7:08am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Jacob Engers, a ninth-grader from Baltimore, switched from a 504 plan to an IEP once he qualified to receive adapted physical education (P.E.) services. In most areas, schools require all students to complete a P.E. requirement. For this reason, adapted P.E., which can be provided by a physical education teacher or special education teacher, isn’t considered a “related service,” and occupational...