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Do you have an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability in your practice?   What is the difference between a 504 plan and an Individual Education Plan (IEP)?  How do I best support these individuals and their families?  Often providers are unaware of the benefits of 504 plans.  Please join us to learn more about what a 504 plan is and how you can be an important resource for these individuals and families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what a 504 Plan is and why it is important 

  • Discuss who is eligible for a 504 Plan

  • Identify the role of the physician, the individual and the school

  • Recognize ways to support individuals and families when eligible for a 504 Plan


Presented by: Graciela Sharif and Kristin Flott


Graciela Sharif

As a Peruvian immigrant, introduced to Middle Eastern culture through marriage, and mother of a child with developmental disabilities, Graciela Sharif knows about the obstacles that individuals with disabilities and their families face in many aspects of their lives. Inspired by her oldest son who was born with Down syndrome, Graciela's purpose is to create equal access to education, health care and community services for all individuals with disabilities and their families. As a Parent Resource Coordinator, she provides education, information and support to new and existing families, so they can be active participants in the development of their children’s education and health care services.




Kristin FlottKristin Flott is the parent of a son with ASD and a daughter with SHCN.  She has been working in the field of disabilities for over 15 years, not including several years of non-profit, community engagement and management experience.  Since entering the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities, she has been dedicated to advocating and improving outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.  She currently serves as the LEND Director of Campus and Community Collaboration, the LEND Family Discipline Director and the LEND Pipeline Coordinator. In her role, she coordinates with campus and community partners to develop collaborative training projects and experiences as well as provide direct support to LEND trainees through networking, mentoring and participation in interdisciplinary clinics.



Learn more about this series: Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation (TBHC) Primary Care Webinar Series