Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.

23rd Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference in Austin, TX, November 11-12, 2019.

We're busy working on the agenda for the 2019 Conference in Austin where we will be distributing the last paper edition of the CESD Section 504 Forms and Procedures, and looking at new decisions, trends and concerns that you need to understand as you do the good work of Section 504.

As always, attendees will receive a great notebook with all of the conference materials,the latest version of the CESD Section 504 Forms, and lots of opportunities for interaction with speakers and other educators.  Don't miss out!

We've sold out this event for several years in a row, make your plans to attend now!

Here's a look at last year's agenda to get a feel for what we do.

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22nd Annual Fall Southwest Section 504 Conference

November 12-13, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 (Optional, Added Cost)

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12:30 Registration

1:00      General Session: Understanding the Law: An Overview of Section 504 —Dave Richards, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

2:20  Break

2:40  General Session: Understanding the Job: An Overview of the Role of the Section 504 Coordinator/Designee—Jose Martín, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín

4:00  Adjourn

Monday, November 12, 2018  

7:30  Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  General Session: A Stroll Through CESD's §504 Forms—Dave Richards, Attorney at Law

9:45  Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15  General Session: Section 504 in the Wake of TEA's Special Education Corrective Action Plan —Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

11:30  Lunch on your own

1:00  Concurrent Sessions A (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(A1) The Student is Not the Impairment —Paula Tilker, Education Specialist, ESC IX.

(A2) Section 504 Questions that Won't Go Away:  Diagnoses, Revocation, Eligibility & More —Jose Martin

(A3)  The Physical or Mental Impairment —Dave Richards

(A4) "Selected Challenges for Section 504 District Coordinators: Ensuring Implementation, Chronically Ill Students-- Cynthia Vines, Section 504 Coordinator, Charlotte-Mecklingburg ISD North Carolina.

2:00   Break

2:15   Concurrent Sessions A (repeated from 1:00)  

3:15   Break

3:30   Q & A Session with Monday speakers

4:00   Adjourn for the day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30: General Session:  Regular Education, RtI, Section 504 and Special Education:  Where are the Lines? —Jose Martín, Attorney at Law

9:45  Break

10:00  General Session: Section 504 Advanced and Emerging Issues—Dave Richards, Attorney at Law

11:15  Hotel Checkout and Lunch on your own

1:00   Concurrent Sessions B (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(B1)  What Comes Next?  Preparing the 504 Student for College and Employment —Dave Richards  

(B2)  Drafting 504 Plans to Withstand OCR Investigations —Jose Martín

(B3) The Student with Dysgraphia—Cherry Lee, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, Section 504 Specialist, Austin ISD.  

2:00  Break

2:15  Concurrent Sessions B (repeated from 1:00)  

3:30  Q & A Session and Final Door Prizes

4:00   Conference Adjourns