If you are a school district Section 504 coordinator or otherwise have an interest in Section 504 and the ADA, consider this two-day option that is available at a reduced price (June 27-28, 2019). The topics and presenters include:
Avoiding the Under- and Over-Identifying of 504-Only students: Pitfalls and Handholds (Dr. Perry Zirkel): The first part of this session will review the notable frequency among public schools in many states of under- and over-identifying students for 504 plans and the problems with these false negatives and false positives. The second and main part of the session will provide practical pointers for more accurate identification of 504-only students and specifically for each of the two extremes.
Money Damages under Section 504 and the ADA: Current Case Law Trends (Julie Weatherly and Gina DeCrescenzo): This session will canvass the current state of judicial case law in which parents (or other plaintiffs) seek to recover money damages for alleged violations of Section 504 and/or the ADA in the K-12 context.
Section 504 Nuts and Bolts: Getting Down to Brass Tacks (Lisa Hardcastle): This session will address practical issues for both new and experienced 504 coordinators. It will provide useful procedures, forms, and strategies for effectively implementing Section 504 in compliance with the applicable Section 504 and ADA regulations.
Pulling Together the Strands of Section 504 Implementation: An Informal Discussion with Colleagues (Lisa Hardcastle): This interactive session will provide a comfortable, direct opportunity for Section 504 coordinators to share positive experiences as well as concerns with each other. The culminating session will also be a forum to raise and answer any questions relevant to Section 504 that arose during the Thursday and earlier Friday sessions.
Lehigh University telephone: (610) 758-3000