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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.

To be protected under Section 504, a student must be determined to: (1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or (2) have a record of such an impairment, or (3) be regarded as having such an impairment. The Center provides technical assistance to support districts in addressing 504 issues.

Section 504 Trainings

Visit Connect20 to register for the 2019-2020 Section 504 Workshops.

Fall 2019 Section 504 Training

Section 504 Contact Meeting 
Nov. 4, 2019 1:00-4:00 Session#: 58426

This meeting is intended to provide support, resources, and networking opportunities for individuals who are district or charter school Section 504 contacts.

Join us to learn about important Section 504 updates in Texas public schools, including compliance and procedural guidelines, helpful hints, resources, and training opportunities. 

Maximum Enrollment: 75 Free




§504: Bully Prevention
Dec. 2, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60147

This training will provide participants evidence-based approaches and practical steps to utilize when responding to an incident involving bullying or cyber bullying.  This session will review components of Senate Bill 179 (David's Law) and review various role's (home/school/community) responsibility when responding to an incident.  Participants will be empowered to identify and respond to a bullying situation in all educational environments, as well as taking the lead in establishing and maintaining a safe and caring school community. 

Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $75






§504 Basics
Dec. 11, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59118
If you are new to Section 504, or need to refresh yourself on the Federal Requirements of § 504 join this session to learn what Section 504 is and how to service eligible students on your campus. This session will cover new law and updates, as well as eligibility, substantial limitation, mitigating measures, qualifying conditions, and committee responsibilities. Forms will be shared to assist in the documentation process. In conclusion, participants will review some case studies to evaluate, just as a 504 committee would address.
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100



Spring 2019 Section 504 Training

Dyslexia Identification Through  §504 or IDEA Child-Find 
Jan. 14, 2020 8:30-11:30 Session#: 62834

In this session Lindsay Richards & Martin Law Firm will address dyslexia identification and deciding on §504 or IDEA child-find.  Topics will include TEA letters, the Dyslexia Handbook child-find sections, and current court cases. 

  Maximum Enrollment: 50 Fee: $100





§504: MDR
Feb. 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59119
Those involved in the manifestation determination review and discipline of a student served under Section 504 need to be knowledgeable about the student and the meaning of the data being reviewed. In addition, members must understand the applicable disability rules in discipline. This session will address disciplining a student under Section 504 and how to conduct a manifestation determination review.
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100



Section 504 Contact Meeting 
Mar. 3, 2020  1:00-4:00 Session #: 58467

This meeting is intended to provide support, resources, and networking opportunities for individuals who are district or charter school dyslexia or Section 504 contacts.  

Join us to learn about important Section 504 updates in Texas public schools, including compliance and procedural guidelines, helpful hints, resources, and training opportunities. 

   Maximum Enrollment: 75 Free

 


Dyslexia Identification Through §504 or IDEA Child-Find
Mar. 23, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Session #: 62852

In this session Lindsay Richards & Martin Law Firm will address dyslexia identification and deciding on §504 or IDEA child-find.  Topics will include TEA letters, the Dyslexia Handbook child-find sections, and current court cases. 

 

Maximum Enrollment: 50 Fee: $75



§504 ADHD & The ADHD Guidance Document
Apr. 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59120

ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed childhood disorder in public schools. With a prevalence rate of approximately 7%-11% of school-age children, most classroom teachers have at least one student with ADHD. This session will look at Section 504 identification of ADHD in light of the 2016 OCR ADHD Guidance Document and its impact on schools. Information will be provided on what is ADHD, how to recognize symptoms in the educational setting, and useful strategies for working with students who have ADHD.

Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100



Section 504 & Health, Medical & General Ed. Home Bound
May 6, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59131

Public school are required by law to accommodate the health needs of students. Schools must determine whether to use a health care plan or if the student needs to be referred and served through Section 504 due to their unique medical/health-related challenges. To make it even more confusing, Texas also has a provision allowing for General Education Homebound for eligible students with medical conditions. This session will address serving students with medical and health related conditions, when to refer to Section 504, and addressing those requests for GEH.

Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100


Contact:

Darlene Redclift
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5456

 

Kim Lowe
Educational Consultant 
(210) 370-5289

 

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