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The Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.

Helping public educators understand federal disability law for over 25 years.

Are you a new Section 504 coordinator or campus designee?

Dave & Jose have practiced federal disability law for over 25 years and addressed hundreds of audiences and thousands of questions from educators.

They've put together a variety of documents that address some of the basic Section 504 concerns.

You will get a confirmation email before the materials are sent!

What's included in the Section 504 Introductory Materials?

The Role of the Section 504 Coordinator

Developing and Implementing Compliance-Oriented Section 504 Programs

The Fundamentals of Section 504 Eligibility

Common Questions and Answers to Understanding Section 504

Helpful Links & Resources

Federal Regulations for Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Section 504 Guidance Documents You Should Know from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

You will get a confirmation email before the materials are sent!

Empowering Educators: CESD's Section 504 and Dyslexia Conferences

For the first time since 1977, new proposed Section 504 regulations are promised by the end of August 2023.

We think the proposed regulations will give us new questions and dynamics that you will want to understand - that's where our conferences come in.

Which conference will you attend?

22nd Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference

In-Person Conference: Kalahari Resorts | October 23 - 24, 2023

Virtual Conference: October 30 - February 29, 2024

27th Annual Section 504 Conference

In-Person Conference: Kalahari Resorts | November 13 - 14, 2023

Virtual Conference: November 20 - March 31, 2024

Why choose CESD?

Practical Approach

CESD strives to identify and present the latest information and legal changes that are most important to public educators with a straightforward approach.

Hybrid Conference

We provide both an in-person and a virtual version of both conferences. This allows attendees to participate in our conferences from wherever they are.

Expert Speakers

The CESD Faculty is chosen from experts and skilled practitioners with a passion for what they do and a love for the students they serve.

Amazing Venue

Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock, Texas is the perfect environment for you to attend our conferences in the day in a comfortable environment and enjoy yourself at night.

Have you checked out our Section 504 Video Foundation Series?

Have a look at our training videos by Dave Richards & Jose Martin that cover basic Section 504 topics.

If you're interested, check out the Video Library page for more information.