Highlights

Section 504 Coordinators Institute 2018

The symposium offers a separable two-day (June 28-29) education component for school district Section 504 coordinators and others interested or involved in the Section 504 mandate for school districts. The participants in the Section 504 component have the option to register for one or more of the previous days in the Symposium.

 

 Julie Weatherly, J.D. (Alabama)

 

Section 504 topics:

  • Exploring Differences between Section 504/ADA and the IDEA: The Basics and the Nuances (Dr. Perry Zirkel)
  • Beyond the Basics: Top Current Issues under Section 504 and the ADA (Julie Weatherly)
  • Section 504 Nuts and Bolts: Getting Down to Brass Tacks (Lisa Hardcastle)
  • Pulling Together the Strands of Section 504 Implementation: An Informal Discussion with Colleagues (Lisa Hardcastle)

Dr. Deborah Ziegler of CEC to Give Keynote Address

 Deborah Ziegler, Ed.D. (Virginia)

Education Priorities of the U.S. Congress and the Administration: Implications for Special Education Policy and Advocacy

A national leader in advocating on behalf of children with exceptionalities, Dr. Deborah Ziegler (Council for Exceptional Children) will launch the week-long Special Education Law Symposium with its keynote lecture on Sunday evening, June 24. From her vantage point as Director, CEC, Public Policy and Advocacy and Professional Standards, Dr. Ziegler will examine emerging federal policy issues in the current anti-regulatory climate, including CEC’s opposition to the proposed federal delay of disproportionality regulations.

2018 Advanced “Hot Topics”

2018 Advanced “Hot Topics”

  • You Be the Judge: Dueling Attorneys, the Facts, and the Law (Matt Cohen, William Culleton, and Andrew Faust)
  • Transition Services under the IDEA: The Unfolding Legal Landscape (Matt Cohen)
  • Restraints, Seclusion, and Abuse: Aversive Legal Consequences? (Selene Almazan)
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Exploring the Many Faces of “Stay Put” (Michele Kule-Korgood)
  • Dyslexia: The Expanding Legal Issues of Eligibility and Intervention (Stephen Fogarty)
  • The Impact of Endrew F.: More than A Year Later (Isabel Machado)
  • Exploring Differences between Section 504/ADA and the IDEA: The Basics and the Nuances (Dr. Perry Zirkel)
  • Beyond the Basics: Top Current Issues under Section 504 and the ADA (Julie Weatherly)

 

zirkelp_photoPerry Zirkel to Offer National Case Law Update

Concluding the Symposium on Friday, June 29, Lehigh University’s professor emeritus pf education and law Dr. Perry Zirkel offers the National Case Law Update, a comprehensive review of the year’s published special education court decisions, including litigation trends and emerging “hot topic” issues. In addition, Dr. Zirkel will peer into his special education Crystal Ball and predict issues that may emerge in legislation and litigation in the coming year.