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22nd Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference

Live: October 23-24, 2023

Virtual: October 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024

27th Annual Fall Southwest Section 504 Conference

Live: November 13-14, 2023

Virtual: November 20, 2023 - March 22, 2024


Live Online Section 504 & IDEA Training without Travel

Invite Dave Richards or Jose Martin to provide customized livestream presentations with no gathering required. 

Learn the Section 504 Basics

 Presentation materials, videos, and links to important guidance from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Kalahari Conf
Kalahari seating

We think you'll like it, and so will your family....

Kalahari indoor waterpark

Spend a couple of days in October and November at CESD Conferences while your family enjoys the largest indoor waterpark in the United States (included with your room!) and a massive adventure park with escape rooms, bowling, amazing VR games, a roller coaster.... This is serious fun.


CESD provides child-centered disability law training for public schools.

The primary role of the Council of Educators is to provide public educators with quality training events on disability law issues. Each fall, we hold a conference on Section 504 and a Dyslexia Conference addressing the Texas Dyslexia law. Both of these 2023 events will be held virtually and in person at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas. These are informative and fun conferences, with fabulous general sessions, interesting breakout sessions, lots of time for questions and answers, and a great opportunity to network with other educators. We also provide customized virtual training events for individual campuses, school districts or systems, and state departments of education, and will resume on-site training when conditions improve.

Both 2023 CESD Conferences are Hybrid:  Choose to Attend in Person at the Kalahari OR Attend Virtually from Anywhere

When conference time rolls around in the Fall, we're with you virtually, and in person if you are ready.  

If you have never attended a CESD Conference, you’ve missed a lot. Speakers are chosen from attorneys and practitioners who know their stuff (and can entertain as well as inform). This year the Fall 504 Conference and the Dyslexia Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas (just north of Austin).  Both events will be available virtually during a lengthy conference window beginning the week following in-person conference.

We can help even if you aren't ready to have live presentations in your school or don't want to travel.

We've created a variety of solutions for you and your colleagues. Go to the online training page for information on our customized, livestream distance learning for your staff, wherever they might be. Even in a pandemic, you can still get live presentations on the Section 504 & IDEA issues of your choice with no gathering or travel costs. We're also producing videos on selected Section 504 topics to stream from the CESD Video Library, including the Section 504 Foundation Series. This series bundles six presentations on Section 504 issues for folks new to the law or those wanting to brush up on the basics.