2019 Section 504 Conference


23rd Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference in Austin, TX, November 11-12, 2019.

We've got a great agenda for the 2019 Conference in Austin where we will be distributing the last paper edition of the CESD Section 504 Forms and Procedures, and looking at new decisions, trends and concerns that you need to understand as you do the good work of Section 504.

Come join us to get

  • The latest on trending issues like immunizations, medical marijuana & CBD oil, & homebound
  • Tips on referral of Texas 504 dyslexia students to special education
  • Two sessions of Section 504 "Show & Tell" demonstrating how 504 meetings work
  • Tips on how to write better 504 Service Plans
  • A new form for 504 pre-k evaluation and services

As always, attendees will receive a great notebook with all of the conference materials, the final printed version of the CESD Section 504 Forms, and lots of opportunities for interaction with speakers and other educators.  Don't miss out!

We've sold out this event for several years in a row, make your plans to attend now!

New to Section 504? Checkout the half-day Section 504 PreConference prior to the two-day main event!

23rd Annual Fall Southwest Section 504 Conference

November 10-12, 2019

(Download the 2019 504 Conference Agenda)

Monday, November 11, 2019   

7:30  Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  General Session: A Final Stroll Through CESD's §504 Forms—Dave Richards, Attorney at Law

9:45  Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15  General Session: Section 504 Caselaw Update: What Can We Learn from New OCR Letters and Court Cases? —Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

11:30  Lunch on your own

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

(A1) NonDiscrimination in Policies, Practices & Procedures —Dave Richards

(A2) More Ideas on Writing Section 504 Services Plans —Jose Martin

(A3)  Section 504 Show & Tell I—Debbie Gauntt,  Director of Intervention Services, Coppell Independent School District

(A4) "Oh the Things I've Seen" Lessons from the 504 Trenches—Jerry Klekotta, retired Special Education Director and Education Consultant 

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 12, 2019

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30: General Session:  Disability Harassment & Money Damages Lawsuits Under Section 504 —Jose Martín

9:45  Break 

10:00  General Session: Section 504 Advanced Issues —Dave Richards 

11:15  Hotel Checkout and Lunch on your own

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

(B1)  The Section 504 Rights of Students with IEPs —Dave Richards  

(B2)  Texas Dyslexia Program Referrals from 504 to Special Ed: A Data Based Approach —Jose Martín 

(B3) Section 504 Show & Tell II—Debbie Gaunt

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