Fall Southwest

Section 504 Conference


Section 504 Conference Details

Registration Info


What’s this about an optional Sunday afternoon Pre-Conference for educators new to Section 504?

November 16, 2014

Optional Section 504 Pre-Conference:

I’m New to §504 Responsibilities... Help!

This new half-day event is designed to provide a comfortable foundation in Section 504 for folks recently assigned to new roles as campus/district coordinators, designees or other Section 504 responsibilities. Start here and be better prepared for the Fall Section 504 Conference!

12:30 Registration

1:00 General Session: Understanding the Law: An Overview of Section 504 —Dave Richards, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

2:20  Break

2:40  General Session: Understanding the Job: An Overview of the Role of the Section 504 Coordinator/Designee—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

4:00  Adjourn

Anything else I need to know?

We’ll provide each conference participant with a notebook packed with great info from all of the sessions. We’ve also scheduled Q&A at the end of each day, and there are many opportunities to ask questions and network.

What about the CESD Section 504 forms?

The forms are so popular that they now have their own webpage. You can access the CESD Section 504 Forms webpage by clicking here.

Join us November 17-18, 2014 for the 18th Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference.

New this year, an optional half day for folks new to Section 504  on Sunday November 16.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Optional Section 504 Pre-Conference (next column)

Monday, November 17, 2014

7:30  Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  General Session: A Stroll Through CESD’s §504   Forms—Dave Richards, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

9:45  Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15  General Session: Section 504 Case Law & ADAAA Legal Update—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

11:30  Lunch on your own

1:00  Concurrent Sessions A

(A1) The New Texas Dyslexia Handbook— Virginia  Gonzalez, State Dyslexia Coordinator, ESC X.

(A2) OCR Complaints & Compliance Reviews—Dave Richards

(A3)  Section 504 and the Seriously Troubled Student: Cutting, Suicidal Ideations and Gestures, and Other Self-Injurious Behavior—Jose Martin

(A4)  Parent Perspectives on Section 504 Services—Chris Schulz, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

2:00   Break

2:15   Concurrent Sessions A (repeated from 1:00)   

3:15   Break

3:30   Q & A Session with Monday speakers

4:00   Adjourn for the day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30: General Session:  Section 504 Discipline: Short-Term Removals, ISS, MDRs, Drugs/Alcohol, and Case Examples—Jose Martín

9:45  Break

10:00  General Session: Section 504 Emerging Issues—Dave Richards

11:15  Hotel Checkout and Lunch on your own

1:00   Concurrent Sessions B

(B1)  Food and Chemical Allergies and Sensitivities: Caselaw and Practical Guidance—Jose Martín

(B2)  When Texas Law Meets Section 504: Homebound, Concussion, Diabetes, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, and more—Dave Richards

(B3)  Accommodations and Self-Advocacy: The Link—Paula    Tilker, Education Specialist, ESC IX.

2:00  Break

2:15  Concurrent Sessions B (repeated from 1:00)   

3:30  Q & A Session and Final Door Prizes

4:00   Conference Adjourns


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Sorry....  Registration for the 2014 Fall Section 504 Conference is closed as we have reached our cap!

Any registration postmarked by October 21, 2014 or received by fax by October 21, 2014 will be accepted. All others will be returned.
No on-site registrations will be accepted.