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Section 504: 21 Myths and Realities Presenter: Liliana Salazar, the National Director of Special Education and Student Support for Academica Date: November 29, 2018 10:00 am Target Region: Anywhere, Florida Target Audience: Administration, Special Education Staff Category: Special Education Recording:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is perhaps the most misunderstood law applicable to the education of students with special needs. Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Specifically, Section 504 indicates that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely because of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal funds. Many school principals and teachers are not well versed in this federal law, yet the primary impact of and responsibility for a Section 504 Plan is in general education. There are distinct differences between a Section 504 Plan and an IEP and they include being implemented in the general education classroom, created as a civil rights law, and no funding attached to it. Charter school LEADERS play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of students with a Section 504 Plan. This engaging and interactive session will provide 21 explanations on myths and realities in the Section 504 process and implementation at a school. The webinar will be presented by Liliana Salazar, the National Director of Special Education and Student Support for Academica.

Follow Up Information

During the webinar, Ms. Salazar spoke about an upcoming conference the participants might be interested in. The conference is the 2019 Florida Legal Retreat which will be held on February 7 and 8. The image below is information about the meeting.

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