Section 504 Foundation Video Series

Section 504 Foundation Video Series  ($300)

The series consists of 6 videos, each approximately 75 minutes in length. Click the play button in the middle of any of the series videos to start your purchase.  Enter your credit card information and complete your purchase.  You will receive an email with login instructions and will be able to view any and all of the Section 504 Foundation Series videos as many times as you'd like for 21 days.

Please Note: Depending on the speed of your internet connection, Videos may spool for 30-60 seconds after entering your password before the session begins.

The Role of the Section 504 Coordinator: Developing and Implementing Compliance-Oriented Section 504 Programs

Session Description: You’ve now got the title, what are you supposed to do? School attorney Jose Martin walks through the process of learning the subject matter of Section 504, reviewing where your campus or school district stands with respect to legal compliance, the importance of process and consistency across your district to satisfy the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where to look for help and provides practical thoughts on how to get off to a good start.

Comparison & Contrast: Section 504/ADA vs. IDEA

Session Description: Attorney Dave Richards will explore the history and purpose of Section 504, the function of civil rights laws, and 504’s relationship with regular education, special education and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He will also review the key differences and similarities of Section 504 and IDEA, in order to gain a better perspective of Section 504 FAPE requirements. Relevant subtopics include comparison/contrast inquiries in the areas of purpose, eligibility, committee determinations, evaluations, reevaluations, FAPE requirements and some tricky areas of intersection between the two laws, including the concept of dual eligibility but single-committee decision-making.

An Overview of the Section 504 FAPE Process

Session Description: In simple Q&A format, school attorney Dave Richards will explore: the history and purpose of Section 504; its relationship with regular education, special education; the role of OCR and OCR’s emphasis on procedural compliance; the process of determining eligibility (including eligibility issues surrounding Opioid addiction); creation of the 504 Plan; and re-evaluation.

Section 504 Behavior Management & Discipline

Session Description: Since the late 1970’s, courts have recognized that Section 504 contains protections for students with disabilities against discriminatory application of local rules of conduct. Jose Martin sets forth the fundamental rules applicable to disciplinary removals of §504 students and discuss related doctrines such as addressing drug and alcohol offenses, the rule on current use, the manifestation determination review (MDR) requirement under §504, key MDR issues and techniques, and addressing student behavior with Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) through the 504 committee and plan process.

Does the 504 Plan Have to Include THAT? Using Data to Create the Plan

Session Description: How do you know what should and shouldn’t be on the 504 Plan? In this session, school attorney Dave Richards will examine the Section 504 free appropriate public education (FAPE) and look at how the proper use of evaluation data (including doctor diagnoses and recommendations) can ensure that services and accommodations are appropriately determined. We’ll discuss a variety of impairments including allergies, diabetes, and asthma, and requests for services including homebound/home instruction, computers, and service animals. We’ll also look at the complexity of contingency planning when schools open or close due to the pandemic.

Section 504 Nondiscrimination in Extracurricular & NonAcademic Activities

Session Description: School attorney Jose Martin recognizes that entering the landscape of Section 504 in public schools can seem overwhelming, but a good way to approach the law is to first understand the major obligations it imposes. This session focuses on the Section 504 nondiscrimination obligation applicable to schools’ non-FAPE activities, including extracurricular activities and nonacademic services, including the role of performance and skill standards in athletics, reasonable accommodation requirements, the fundamental alteration limitation, caselaw examples, afterschool child-care programs, dual credit early college programs, and advanced curriculum classes.