Seminar Detail

Section 504 in Illinois
Section 504 in Illinois

Where:   ORLAND PARK, IL

When:  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

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$249.99
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Location

ELEMENTS CONFERENCE CENTER
16235 S LAGRANGE RD
ORLAND PARK, IL 60467
Phone:  708-981-3608
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Course Description:

If you attend only one seminar this year, it has to be Section 504.

In one short day, you will gain insight into federal laws, regulations, recent cases and guidance that establish the responsibilities of K-12 schools with respect to students with disabilities. Join school law attorney Cynthia Baasten as she provides the essential information and practical guidance. Questions that will be answered include:
  • What children are eligible to receive a Section 504 plan?
  • What protections does Section 504 provide for qualifying children with disabilities in the school setting?
  • What are the differences and similarities between the IEP and Section 504 process?
  • What are the current legal requirements and practical considerations for responding to a student's claim of bullying or harassment?
  • How must a school district ensure equal access to school-sponsored activities, including but not limited to competitive athletics?

Objectives:

  1. Analyze the information needed to determine whether a student qualifies under Section 504.
  2. Determine when a school writes a Section 504 plan or an IEP for a student with disabilities.
  3. Specify the requirements for developing defensible Section 504 plans.
  4. Determine the legal protections afforded to students under Section 504.
  5. Explore common issues facing school staff and parents with regard to Section 504 plans and programming.
  6. Establish proper procedures for discipline of students eligible under Section 504.
  7. Explore other requirements and considerations for ensuring students have access to educational programming and school-sponsored activities.
OUTLINE

Background and Basic Concepts of Section 504
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Enforcement
”Child Find” and Eligibility Determinations under Section 504
  • Criteria for Eligibility under Section 504
  • Comparison between Section 504 and the IDEA
  • Section 504 Child Find Duties
  • Evaluations/Reevaluations under Section 504
Specific Student Populations and/or Conditions
  • Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Concussions
  • Drug/Alcohol Users
  • Dyslexia
  • Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Students
Section 504 Plans
  • Sources of Information and Data Collection
  • Conducting a Section 504 Meeting
  • Comparison of FAPE under Section 504 & the IDEA
  • Writing Defensible Section 504 Plans
  • Ensuring Proper Implementation of Section 504 Plans
Student Discipline under Section 504
  • Additional Requirements under Section 504
  • Manifestation Determinations
Section 504 General Non-Discrimination Requirements
  • Non-Discrimination Basics
  • Permissible Different or Separate Aids, Benefits or Services
  • Equal Access to Extracurricular Activities
  • Bullying/Harassment of Students with Disabilities
  • Retaliation
Student Records and Confidentiality Issues

Recent Case Law Examples and Trends

Target Audience

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

CYNTHIA M. BAASTEN

Cynthia M. Baasten, is a partner at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC. Ms. Baasten practices in all areas of school law. Ms. Baasten received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She also earned a Certificate in Child and Family Law from Loyola Law School’s Civitas Program. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Baasten worked as a Certified Public Accountant for a public accounting firm in Chicago. After law school, Ms. Baasten completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Sophia H. Hall in the Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County before entering private practice. She lectures frequently on special education requirements, student matters, and employment issues for clients, training programs, and Illinois conferences. She is a member of the National Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and was recognized by Chicago Magazine as a “Rising Star” in the areas of school and education law for several years.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Cynthia Baasten is Partner at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cynthia Baasten is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association; the National Council of School Attorneys; and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys.
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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.

Illinois 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.

Illinois Educators:
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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. 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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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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