Section 504 plans are designed to ensure that students with qualifying disabilities receive equal access to an education. If the plan isn't properly developed and implemented, schools can face serious legal consequences for failing to make accommodations. This program will provide an overview of Section 504 eligibility requirements, plan components, and best practices to follow when reviewing and modifying plans. Learn how to protect vulnerable students and guard against discrimination - register today!
Learn what factors must be considered when making Section 504 eligibility determinations.
Distinguish between accommodations under Section 504 and special education services.
Know what potential problem areas to look for when developing, reviewing, or modifying plans.
Overview: What is a Disability Under Section 504?
504 Plan Eligibility: What Should - And Should Not - Be Considered?
Making Accommodations: Dos and Don'ts
504 Accommodations vs. Specially Assigned Instruction: Critical Distinctions
Distribution of 504 Plans
Avoiding Plan Modifications
Reviews and Re-Evaluations: Process and Procedures
Spotting Red Flags When Developing and Implementing 504 Plans
CORRINE DUFFY is an attorney with Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, a firm that serves as general counsel for a wide variety of public schools and higher education institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin. Ms. Duffy focuses her practice school law, special education, and labor and employment. She earned her J.D degree from University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison.
ALANA M. LEFFLER is an attorney with the law firm of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, where she advises public and private schools in the areas of general school law, special education law, and labor and employment law. She counsels clients on topics such as: student discipline; student bullying and harassment, Title IX; open meetings, public records, school board policies, special education mediation and due process, employee misconduct investigations, sexual harassment, employee discipline and dismissal, and issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Ms. Leffler is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. She has co-taught graduate-level school law courses/seminars at Alverno College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and has guest lectured at the Marquette University Law School’s Education Law course. Ms. Leffler earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Marquette University Law School.
EMILY TURZINSKI is an attorney with Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, a firm that serves as general counsel for a wide variety of public schools and higher education institutions throughout the state of Wisconsin. Ms. Turzinski focuses her practice on advising public and private schools on matters of general school law and special education law, as well as labor and employment law. She earned her B.A. degree from Marquette University and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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