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 13, 2016

Optional Section 504 Pre-Conference:

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

This 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 had a great time at the

20th Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference in Austin on November 13-15, 2016.

Stay tuned for our 2017 plans!

We looked at the problems schools encounter as they continue to expand the ranks of Section 504 students as required by the ADAAA, made changes to the CESD forms with respect to annual review, discussed OCR’s July 2016 guidance on ADHD, and provided legal updates from the Section 504 and ADA world,

Here’s what we did at the 2016 event.

Monday, November 14, 2016

7:30  Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

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

9:45  Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15  General Session: OCR’s 2016 ADHD Resource Guide—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

11:30  Lunch on your own

1:00  Concurrent Sessions A (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15) 

(A1) Transitions: Grade to Grade and School to School—Paula Tilker, Education Specialist, ESC IX.

(A2)  Disability Harassment—Dave Richards

(A3)  Health Plans, RtI and Section 504 Evaluation—Jose Martin, Attorney at Law

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 15, 2016

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30: General Session:  Discipline of the   Section 504 Student—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

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 (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(B1)  Section 504, Accelerated Classes and Choice—Dave Richards, Attorney at Law

(B2)  Section 504 Scenarios— Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

(B3)  Getting Ready for the Service Animal—Jerry Klekotta, Educational Specialist ESC IV.

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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