Section 504 Foundation Video Series

Section 504 Foundation Video Series  ($300)

This series includes 6 videos, each approximately 75 minutes long. To start your purchase:

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  2. Complete Payment: Enter your credit card information and finalize your purchase.
  3. Receive Access: An email with login instructions will be sent to you.
  4. Unlimited Viewing: Watch any video in the Section 504 Foundation Series 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 got the title, now what? Join school attorney Jose Martin as he guides you through:

  • Learning Section 504: Understanding the subject matter.
  • Compliance Review: Assessing your campus or district's legal compliance.
  • Process and Consistency: Importance of uniformity across the district to meet OCR standards.
  • Finding Help: Where to look for resources and support.
  • Practical Tips: Strategies to get off to a good start.

Gain valuable insights and practical advice to effectively manage Section 504 responsibilities.

Comparison & Contrast: Section 504/ADA vs. IDEA

Session Description:

Join attorney Dave Richards as he delves into the history and purpose of Section 504, exploring its function within civil rights laws.

This session will cover:

  • Relationships with Regular and Special Education: How Section 504 interacts with these areas.
  • Section 504 vs. IDEA: Key differences and similarities, including FAPE requirements.
  • Dual Eligibility and Single-Committee Decision-Making: Addressing tricky intersections between the laws.
  • Comparison/Contrast Inquiries: Focused on purpose, eligibility, evaluations, and reevaluations.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Section 504’s role and requirements.

An Overview of the Section 504 FAPE Process

Session Description:

In a simple Q&A format, school attorney Dave Richards will cover:

  • History and Purpose of Section 504: Understanding its foundation.
  • Relationships: Interaction with regular and special education.
  • OCR's Role: Emphasis on procedural compliance.
  • Eligibility Determination: Including issues around Opioid addiction.
  • 504 Plan Creation: Steps and considerations.
  • Re-evaluation: Ongoing compliance and updates.

Gain insights through a straightforward question-and-answer session, clarifying key aspects of Section 504 compliance and implementation.

Section 504 Behavior Management & Discipline

Session Description:

Since the late 1970s, courts have upheld Section 504's protections against discriminatory disciplinary actions for students with disabilities. In this session, Jose Martin will cover:

  • Fundamental Rules: Applicable to disciplinary removals of §504 students.
  • Related Doctrines: Addressing drug and alcohol offenses and the rule on current use.
  • Manifestation Determination Review (MDR): Requirements and key issues.
  • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Developing and implementing BIPs through the 504 committee and plan process.

Understand the essential rules and techniques for managing disciplinary actions for students protected under Section 504.

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

Session Description:

Wondering what should and shouldn't be included in a 504 Plan? Join school attorney Dave Richards as he explores:

  • Section 504 FAPE: Ensuring free appropriate public education.
  • Using Evaluation Data: Leveraging doctor diagnoses and recommendations for proper services and accommodations.
  • Variety of Impairments: Addressing allergies, diabetes, asthma, and more.
  • Service Requests: Homebound instruction, technology, and service animals.
  • Contingency Planning: Navigating school closures and openings due to the pandemic.

Gain clarity on developing comprehensive and compliant 504 Plans tailored to individual student needs.

Section 504 Nondiscrimination in Extracurricular & NonAcademic Activities

Session Description:

Entering the landscape of Section 504 in public schools can be daunting. School attorney Jose Martin guides you through the major obligations, focusing on nondiscrimination in non-FAPE activities. This session covers:

  • Extracurricular Activities & Nonacademic Services: Ensuring compliance in athletics, afterschool programs, dual credit, and advanced classes.
  • Performance & Skill Standards: Application in sports.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requirements: Understanding limits and obligations.
  • Fundamental Alteration Limitation: Navigating this critical concept.
  • Case Law Examples: Practical illustrations of key points.

Learn to effectively manage Section 504's nondiscrimination requirements in diverse school activities.