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Section 504 in Indiana
Section 504 in Indiana

Where:   INDIANAPOLIS, IN

When:  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

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$229.99
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$199.99
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$30.00
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Location

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AT UNION STATION
123 WEST LOUISIANA
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46225
Phone:  317-631-2221
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Course Description:

In one short day, you will gain new insight into federal laws, regulations and recent cases and guidance that significantly affect your K-12 district compliance. Join school law attorney Courtney Stillman as she provides the essential information and practical guidance for your school. Questions that will be answered include:
  • What are the basic procedural and substantive requirement of Section 504?
  • Who is covered under Section 504? How are students with diabetes, epilepsy, life-threatening food allergies, post-concussion syndrome and other common chronic illnesses handled under Section 504?
  • What is included in a Section 504 plan? What are the differences and similarities between a Section 504 plan and an IEP?
  • What protections are afforded to eligible students in discipline matters?
  • How is bullying a Section 504 issue?
  • How do you ensure equal access to extracurricular and other non-academic activities?
Objectives:

  1. Identify the qualifying conditions warranting the development of a Section 504 Plan.
  2. Determine the differences between the need for a Section 504 Plan, and an I.E.P. or a health care plan.
  3. Discuss the legal concepts and protections found within Section 504.
  4. Explain the requirements for evaluations, behavioral accommodations/modifications and other supports in a 504 Plan.
  5. Describe recent issues facing parents and school staff with regard to Section 504.
  6. Outline proper procedure for discipline of students eligible under Section 504.
  7. Describe OCR’s requirements for equal access to extracurricular activities.
OUTLINE

Background and Basic Concepts of Section 504
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement
  • OCR Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public and Secondary Schools
Eligibility under Section 504
  • Who is protected under Section 504?
  • Comparison of FAPE eligibility under Section 504 and IDEA
  • Episodic and temporary impairments
  • Diabetes, Epilepsy and life threatening food allergies
  • OCR Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Student with ADHD
Section 504 Hot Topics
  • Mental illness and school avoidance
  • Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Transgender students
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Service animals
  • Is a 504 plan required if consent for IDEA services is revoked?
  • Use of homebound services
Developing a Section 504 Plan
  • Data sources and collection
  • Accommodations, Modification and related services
  • Placement decisions
  • When to develop Health Care Plans v. IEPs v. 504 Plans
Student Discipline under Section 504
  • Comparison of Requirements under Section 504 and IDEA
  • Manifestation Determinations
  • OSERS Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Equity and providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities
  • OCR Dear Colleague Letter on Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities
  • Student drug/alcohol use
  • Expulsions
Section 504 Protections and Procedural Safeguards
  • Section 504 child find
  • Section 504 duty to provide FAPE
  • Evaluations and Re-evaluations
  • Parent/Guardian notice requirements
  • Maintenance of Student Records
  • Required Procedural Safeguards
  • OCR Dear Colleague Letters on Disability Harassment
Section 504 Non-Discrimination Requirements
  • When are different or separate aids, benefits or services permitted?
  • Nonacademic and extracurricular activities
  • OCR Dear Colleague Letter on Extracurricular Activities
  • Retaliation as a form of discrimination
Target Audience

  • General Education Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Principals
  • School Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • School Nurses
  • Related Service Providers
  • Other Helping Professionals that work with Children

COURTNEY N STILLMAN, JD

Courtney N. Stillman, is a partner in the law firm of Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC where she concentrates her practice in the areas of student issues, special education and disability law. Before joining Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC, Ms. Stillman represented students with disabilities for 10 years. Ms. Stillman served as a member of her local board of education for 11 years and was president of that school board for six years. Before practicing school law, she practiced in the areas of corporate and tax law. Ms. Stillman earned a B.A. in political science from Manchester College in 1989, and graduated, summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in 1992. She is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of school law and is licensed in Indiana and Illinois. She serves as a Section 504 hearing officer. Ms. Stillman regularly presents on topics of special education and student issues.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Courtney Stillman is Partner at Hauser Izzo, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Courtney Stillman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association; and the DuPage County Bar Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

INDIANA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.0 clock hours in length.

INDIANA EDUCATORS: 6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 365 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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