- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- JOHN B COMEGNO II, JD
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
- Product Code:
- Analyze what Section 504 is and to which students it applies.
- Determine how to use Section 504 to accommodate student disability in a lessrestrictive setting.
- Establish the similarities and differences between Section 504, IDEA & ADA.
- Specify child find obligations under Section 504.
- Explore the various procedural requirements under Section 504 and how they compare with IDEA.
- Determine when and how to appropriately accommodate behavioral issues.
- Explore case law under Section 504 and its implications.
- What is Section 504?
- Different than IDEA?
- How? Why?
- Practical issues
Public School Practical Tools
- Eligibility criteria
- Less is More
- “Litigation” eligibility criteria?
- Employee accommodations
- Private or independent schools?
- Understand what the criteria is and means
Current Trends and Breaking Issues
- Staff the 504 committee the right way
- Parental consent
- Evaluation or “assessment”
- Information sources
- Mitigation measures
Transgender Student Rights
- What wins case? Or more importantly, how can we best address student needs? How to properly gather and rely upon needs-driven data to stay compliant
- How are service animals a Section 504 issue?
- Consent considerations. Do they need to sign it?
- Legal considerations
- Practical challenges
- Relevant court rulings
Case Law Review
Section 504 vs. IDEA
- Compare and contrast
- Policy basics
Comegno Combat Rules
Student Records and Ethics
- Access to plans?
- Who? How? When? Why?
- Ethical considerations
- Question and answer
JOHN B COMEGNO II, JD
John B. Comegno, II, Esquire, founder and president of the Comegno Law Group, P.C., is recognized as a leading school law practitioner, representing public and independent schools through the Northeast region. He is a member of the bars of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has litigated special education disputes across the United States. He lectures to professional groups throughout the region and regularly appears as a keynote speaker for national groups across the country.
Mr. Comegno has broad experience in the area of special education and Section 504 litigation. He regularly mediates special education disputes and tries Due Process Hearings. Working closely with directors of special education, case managers and members of child study and IEP teams to quickly deal with special education issues on a day-to-day basis, Mr. Comegno has extensive experience dealing with disability-specific legal issues and is accustomed to providing quick and thorough legal assistance. He provides counsel regarding the eligibility, evaluation, and classification process.
Mr. Comego also has extensive experience in handling general, day-to-day student issues. These range from compulsory education, student safety and disciplinary incidents, to constitutional concerns involving free speech and religious expression. In addition to handling union negotiations, Mr. Comegno is involved in a variety of labor and employment issues including confidentiality and reporting requirements for teachers and staff and sexual harassment in the school setting, including teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-student and student-to-student harassment.
Drawing from hundreds of lectures in thousands of educational practitioners across the country, John’s lectures are equal parts legal/practical guidance and humor, wit and entertainment. Attendees regularly follow John’s lectures on an annual basis and report that his lecture style not only well-informs but also engages and entertains.
Financial: John Comegno II is president of Comegno Law Group PC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: John Comegno II is a member of the American Bar Association; and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
- General Education Teachers
- Special Education Teachers
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