Section 504s: Fixer Upper and Special Education Student Discipline | October 12, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT
Join special education attorney Betsey Helfrich and Anne Bradley, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for this day-long high energy and hands-on deep dive into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The morning session will focus on the Section 504 process from referral to drafting the plan. This presentation will take your everyday 504 language and "fix it up" to make it legally sound. With practical tips and real case examples, this presentation will help provide a deeper understanding of how to improve your Section 504 documentation.
Students with disabilities under both the IDEA and Section 504 are entitled to additional protection with regard to school discipline. Typically, these protections are required when a change in a student's educational placement for more than 10 school days occurs. Calculating these days is not straightforward and has landed many districts in hot water. Attorney Betsey Helfrich will spend the afternoon answering your top questions and take the mystery out of discipline for students with disabilities through a legal lens at partial days, cumulative suspensions, in-school suspensions, bus suspensions and othe perplexing issues.
Betsey Helfrich has dedicated her professional career to education law. Betsey has successfully represented school district clients against a variety of claims in state and federal courts, as well as special education due process hearings and appeals, including the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Betsey is a recognized leader in special education law, providing general counsel and consulting for schools in all areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Anne Bradley is an attorney specializing in education law, with a focus on civil rights and disability law. She provides training and general counsel to schools in matters involving special education, students with disabilities and civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, age and sex. Anne spent over a decade as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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