504 Evalulation Requirements
My son was diagnosed at age 6 by a Children's Hospital Occupational Therapist with muscle/joint disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder. We received a 10 page report, detailing his test scores and diagnosis. He then was in Occupational Therapy through Children's for a year and was released. The school refused to offer OT, as they stated that he did not meet the requirements.
My son has struggled in school ever since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. We recently decided that he may need to be put on a 504 to better accommodate his needs.
We are in the process of setting up the 504 evaluation meeting, and the school informed us that the OT report will not be allowed and that we need a doctor's diagnosis for the evaluation. The 504 coordinator has not even viewed the OT report. Does anyone know if a physician report is required for the 504 evaluation? Any information regarding what is required would be greatly appreciated.