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 8, 2015

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.

We has a great time at our 19th Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference on November 9-10, 2015.

Make plans to join us next year on November 14-15, 2016.

Here’s what we did in 2015:

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

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

Bypassing Processing Speed Traffic Jams—Paula Tilker, Education Specialist, ESC IX.

Does the Section 504 Plan have to include THAT?—Dave Richards

Discipline & the Section 504 Student—Jose Martin

Documentation: Nightmare or Best Friend?—Jerry Klekotta, Education Specialist, ESC IV

General Session:  Section 504’s NonDiscrimination Duties—Jose Martín

General Session: Section 504 Emerging Issues (including discussion of ADA Effective Communication, Advanced Classes, Twice Exceptional Learners, and Schools of Choice)—Dave Richards

Absences & Truancy—Jose Martín

Section 504 Case Scenarios—Dave Richards

New Texas Law and the Student with Disability—Chris Schulz, Attorney at Law,  Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP.

Q & A Sessions on both days + Door Prizes!


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