What’s the Difference Between a 504 and IEP? Upcoming Educational Webinar Explains All

April 19, 2013

“Understanding the Differences Between a 504 Plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)”

Join us for a webinar regarding the basics of special education in the public school system on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Taught by Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate, this webinar will explain to you the difference between a 504 Plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). They are two distinctly different plans that serve children in different ways in the public school system. You will learn the pros and cons of each plan and how to determine which one is the right educational plan for your child.

Pam Lindemann is the mother of two children. Her passion is helping parents navigate through the IEP process. Many parents have asked her to help in their IEP meetings to get services for their children in the public school system. Pam lives in Orlando, Florida and primarily works in the Central Florida area although she can work with families throughout the country.

As a parent of a daughter with cerebral palsy, Pam knows first hand the helpless feeling of going to a IEP meeting alone. It’s exasperating trying to get the school to provide a service, only to have them tell you that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Perhaps you’ve felt like a failure because you thought you didn’t fight hard enough. Then there’s a feeling of powerlessness because you don’t know how to get the services you know your child should have, while he/she keeps falling further and further behind.

For the past 13 years, Pam has been very involved in the special education system. She has participated in numerous training programs, has worked for the Early Steps/Part C program, Family Network on Disabilities, has started several education programs for children with disabilities, was appointed by Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Inter Agency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers, and in the past has served on the ESE Advisory Committee for Orange County Public Schools.

If you would like to submit questions prior to the Webinar, you may submit them to [email protected] by Monday, April 15, 2013 with “Webinar” in the subject line.

Pre-registration is required by April 12, 2013.

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