2020 Virtual Texas Dyslexia Conference

October 12-13, 2020

Optional PreConference on October 11, 2020.

2020 Virtual Southwest Section 504 Conference

November 16-17, 2020

Optional PreConference November 15, 2020.

Live Online Section 504 & IDEA Training without Travel

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

CESD Webinars 


Watch for scheduled livestream events or browse our library of recorded webinars 

We provide 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. In normal times, both of these events are held in Austin, 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.


We can help you during social distancing.

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 occasional in-house webinars to keep you up to speed.


And when conference time rolls around in the Fall, we're virtually with you.  

The conferences will be online this year. 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, with the exception of two live Q&A sessions during the Fall 504 Conference and the Dyslexia Conference, all other sessions will be recorded and available to participants during a three-week window beginning on the first day of the event.  As always, each speaker will be required to prepare written materials and/or a powerpoint that will be provided for all participants. So, even if you don’t see all of the sessions, you have all of the materials. Folks tell us that they utilize the materials throughout the year to help answer their questions.