Section 504 cases are on the rise, and courts are increasingly examining whether schools are fully accommodating students with disabilities. Are your school’s 504 plans legally defensible? In this session, attorney Erin D. Gilsbach outlines 10 categories of disability-related accommodation that 504 teams need to consider. Through an analysis of caselaw and practical experience, she identifies key accommodation areas that often go overlooked by 504 teams and points out common accommodations that may result in liability.
Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she explores the full scope of Section 504 accommodations and identifies a logical, methodical process of considerations that 504 teams can follow to ensure that students’ needs are met comprehensively and appropriately. She addresses such issues as administration of medication, accommodations during extracurricular activities, training of staff, and more. This session is packed full of practical tips and tools that schools can use to bolster the legal defensibility of their Section 504 plans.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- What is the true scope of Section 504?
- What types of accommodations are legally required under the law?
- What considerations do Section 504 teams often overlook?
- How should schools address requests for accommodations that require nursing and other specialized staff?
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Educating Students with Medical Needs: 10 Essential Accommodation Considerations for 504 Teams” is Erin Gilsbach. Ms. Gilsbach is a practicing school law attorney with the PA-based law firm of Steckel and Stopp. She is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels on matters regarding school law and a frequent author on education law topics. She currently serves as the president of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Solicitor’s Association and is a member of the board of directors of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA). Ms. Gilsbach provides a wide variety of training programs, as well as legal consulting services, to school districts, charter schools, non-public schools, and education-related organizations. She specializes in school policy and procedure legal defensibility audits as well as professional development in areas of special education, school technology, nursing and school health services, truancy prevention, child abuse prevention and mandated reporting, educator evaluation and discipline, and many other trending school law topics. Prior to attending law school, she taught high school English. Prior to entering private practice, she served for over two years at the PA Dept. of Education’s Office of Chief Counsel. Ms. Gilsbach was voted by her peers as a SuperLawyers “Rising Star Attorney” for 5 consecutive years and is an active member of and frequent presenter and author for NSBA, COSA, the national Education Law Association (ELA), PSBA, the LRP Institute, the National Business Institute (NBI), the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), and a number of other legal and educational organizations. She is currently writing a book for LRP publications on school health services that is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2019.
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