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Best Practices for Accommodating K12 Students with Disabilities

Summary

Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

The American's with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protects students with disabilities. These federal mandates offer protections and accommodations that schools must observe in order to avoid liability. How can you accommodate students with disabilities under the law and remain compliant with ADA and Section 504? Join us for this highly-informative, 60-minute webinar, where you will discover:

  • Essential ADA & Section 504 regulations for K12 schools
  • Considerations when accommodating students with disabilities
  • Keys to ensure compliance with ADA law and avoid liability
  • Costly ADA & Section 504 mistakes that affect schools

Program Highlights

  • ADA & Section 504 Essentials: What K12 Schools Need to Know!

    • What constitutes a "disability" as defined by the expanded law
    • Physical vs. cognitive disabilities: What this means for you
    • Common misconceptions about students with disabilities
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: School Considerations

    • What is considered a "reasonable" accommodation?
    • How to determine if and what accommodations are required
    • Key academic adjustments, testing and assessing considerations under ADA
  • Legal & Liability Issues for Administrators: Tips to Ensure Compliance

    • Tips for balancing communication & confidentiality with staff & faculty
    • How to ensure equality at your school & respond to complaints
    • Costly legal mistakes that plague K12 schools: How to avoid them
  • Interactive Q&A - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Janet Decker, J.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University's School of Education where she teaches education law and policy courses. Her research focuses on legal issues related to special education, charter schools, and technology.

  • She has provided professional development about student and employee internet speech to educators across the nation. In 2011, the Education Law Association awarded her the Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award.
  • Dr. Decker received both her Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies and her law degree from Indiana University. She also worked at the Indiana University's Maurer School of Law and the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. Prior to her legal studies, she taught children diagnosed with autism at the Princeton Child Development Institute.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how to accommodate students with disabilities while remaining compliant with ADA and Section 504.