Fall Southwest

Section 504 Conference


Section 504 Conference Details

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

November 11, 2018

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.

22nd Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference in Austin, TX

November 12-13, 2018.

We’re working on the agenda and will release it here during the summer months. For an example of what the conference covers, check out what we did at our last Section 504 event in November of 2017.

Monday, November 13, 2017

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: ADA & Section 504 Update—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

11:30  Lunch on your own

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

(A1) Concussions, Anxiety & Illnesses,Oh My! Homebound Services Under Section 504—Jerry Klekotta, Educational Specialist, ESC IV.

(A2)  Legal Perspective: Using Evaluation Data to Create the Section 504 Plan—Dave Richards

(A3) ADHD, Behavior, & Discipline—Jose Martin, Attorney at Law

(A4) Practitioner’s Perspective: Using Evaluation Data to Create the Section 504 Plan, Paula Tilker, Education Specialist, ESC IX.

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 14, 2017

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30: General Session:  Health Plans, 

        RtI and Section 504 Child Find—

         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)  Difficult Section 504 Accommodation Issues: Advanced Classes, Service Animals and ADA Effective Communication—Dave Richards.

(B2)  OCR & Resolving the OCR Complaint— Jose Martín

(B3) Dyslexia & Section 504—Marcy Eisinger, MS, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, CDT, Dyslexia Consultant, ESC X.

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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13091 Pond Springs Road, Suite 300,  Austin, Texas  78729  Phone (512) 219-5043.

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