A set of accommodations, or changes in the classroom environment, to help your child follow the regular curriculum. It is less formal and involved than an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and does not change the instruction itself. For example, a student who uses a wheelchair but doesn’t need academic supports would have a 504 plan. See Accommodations below for other examples. A student may qualify for a 504 plan but not an IEP. Read more about 504 plans, or compare 504s and IEPs.