Michael McKeon Presents CAS Webinar on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

10:00 a.m.

Michael McKeon, a member of the School Law practice at Pullman & Comley, presented "Understanding Section 504 - Who, What, When, Why and How?" a webinar for the Connecticut Association of Schools on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Section 504 is one of the most commonly misunderstood and misapplied legal principles in schools, often resulting in far more students being deemed eligible than appropriate. What is the three-part test under federal law for Section 504 eligibility? When and under what criteria should a student be deemed entitled to Section 504 protections? (Hint — a doctor’s note by itself is not sufficient.) Is there any difference between accommodations and modifications under Section 504? What are the similarities and, more importantly, the differences between special education and Section 504? Who is responsible for ensuring Section 504 Plans are implemented? How are disputes between schools and families resolved?

Mike addressed these and other questions during his presentation for the CAS audience.  For more information, contact webinar host Bill Silva at bsilva@casciac.org

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