Section 504 Navigating the Eligibility and Team Process (Session 3 of 5)

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Speaker

Michael J. Joyce, Esq., Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce P.C.

Description

This presentation will provide an overview of state and federal laws impacting special education and rights of individuals with disabilities in elementary and secondary school. The presentation will focus on an overview of the student’s rights, and school district’s obligations, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), Massachusetts special education laws, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975 (“Section 504”). This presentation will provide participants with a comprehensive working knowledge of the referral, identification, evaluation and implementation processes under the IDEA and Section 504. The presentation will address issues related to the proper standard and procedures for determining eligibility of students under the IDEA and Section 504 and the development of appropriate accommodations for those students.

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