Section 504 in New Jersey: An Updated Guide to Identifying & Planning
Digital Seminar

Section 504 in New Jersey: An Updated Guide to Identifying & Planning for Students with Disabilities in the Schools


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Faculty:
John B. Comegno II
Duration:
5 Hours 48 Minutes
Copyright :
Feb 10, 2016
Product Code:
POS060500
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Section 504 and how it applies to YOUR school
  • Required documentation
  • Compliance with federal law and regulation regarding physical and mental impairments
  • Integral difference between 504 Plans and IEPs
  • Proper and legal accommodation of students with difficulty
  • Vital information to protect your school district

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

You will gain new insight to regulations, laws and issues that significantly affect your public and private school compliance. Join school law expert John B. Comegno II as he draws from his 15 years of experience representing public school districts, to provide the essential information and practical guidance and explain what it means to your school.

Questions that will be answered include:

  • How have the ADA Amendments and new federal regulations changed the eligibility criteria under Section 504? What is the school district’s obligation to identify and evaluate students? Are you under or over identifying?
  • Why a health plan can’t substitute for a 504 plan?
  • What are the new rules regarding service animals?
  • What are the “Child Find” obligations under Section 504? How do they compare with those under IDEA?
  • How are discipline and behavioral issues handled with a student eligible under Section 504, as compared/contrasted with a student eligible under IDEA?
  • Manifestation determinations under 504

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Counselors

This self-study 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.


Educators

This course consists of 6.0 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


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Handouts

Faculty

John B. Comegno II Related seminars and products: 3

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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. Comegno 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 to 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  • Illustrate what Section 504 is and to which students it applies.
  • Determine how to use Section 504 to accommodate student disability in a less restrictive setting.
  • Compare Section 504 to IDEA & ADA .
  • Explain child find obligations under Section 504.
  • Discuss the various procedural requirements under Section 504 and how they compare with IDEA.
  • Determine when and how to appropriately accommodate behavioral issues.
  • Discuss case law under Section 504 and its implications.

Outline

Section 504

  • What is Section 504?
  • Purpose?
  • Effect?
  • Standards?
  • Different than IDEA?
    • How? Why?
    • Practical Issues

Basics

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Less is More
  • “Litigation” Eligibility Criteria?
  • Employee Accommodations
  • Private or Independent Schools?
  • Understanding What the Criteria is and Means

Public School Practical Tools

  • Staffing the 504 Committee the Right Way
  • Parental Consent
  • Evaluation or “Assessment”
  • Information Sources
  • Mitigation Measures
  • “Placement”

Case Law Review

Section 504 vs. IDEA

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Policy Basics
  • Evaluations
  • Accommodations

Comegno Combat Rules

  • Staying Safe

Student Records and Ethics

  • Access to Plans?
  • Information
  • Who? How? When? Why?
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Question and Answer

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Helping Professionals who work with Children

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