Preventing Your College or University from Making Costly Mistakes Regarding its Accommodation of Students With Disabilities (EDU440C)

Presented By: James P. Evans
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Wed, April 2, 2014
Event Description

Understand the Obligations and Limitations of Providing Accommodations to Students with Disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, place specific legal obligations on post-secondary institutions for ensuring the reasonable accommodation of disabled students. Institutions are expected to provide auxiliary aids and accommodations for the equal participation of disabled students in education and extra-curricular activities.

In this webinar, expert speaker and educational legal consultant, James P. Evans will discuss the obligations of post secondary institutions to disabled students as well as the limitations that apply to the modifications to be provided in various academic, housing and extra-curricular spheres. James will provide you with expert insights and proactive strategies for compliance under ADA and Section 504.

Knowing what your obligations are and to whom the law applies is critical for protecting your institution from potential civil litigation and liabilities. This session will help you remain compliant with regulations and will help you provide a positive learning experience to disabled students at your institution.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the relevant statutes concerning Post Secondary Disabled Students and get an overview of Section 504 and the relevant regulatory language
  • Understand the relevance of the ADA, Title III to disabled students in post secondary education and the definition of disabled person, physical or mental impairment etc.
  • Learn how to draft effective policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA
  • Get an update on the most recent guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights regarding disabled students and the obligations of post-secondary schools
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the common pitfalls institutions face when providing accommodation of disabled students
  • Get an understanding of modifications and limitations to admission criteria and procedure for disabled students
  • Find out what your Institution's responsibility is for identifying disabled students
  • Understand what FERPA and HIPAA have to do with your legal obligations to students with disabilities
  • Understand the obligations of institutions for providing accommodations in student housing and academic programs
  • Learn about the auxiliary aids and assistive technology the organization can provide students with disabilities
  • Find out whether Post Secondary educational institutions are required to provide personal aids and services to disabled students
  • Learn about Library Services and accommodations to extra-curricular athletics and activities that need to be in place for disabled students
  • Understand the potential liability organizations can face due to disability-based harassment
  • Walk away with a risk-reducing plan of action you can begin working from right away

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators of post-secondary educational institutions, including public and private colleges, universities, and vocational and technical schools
  • Risk management officers for educational institutions
  • EEOC officers and compliance managers in educational institutions
  • Attorneys representing educational institutions or individuals in Title IX claims

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About Our Speaker(s)

James P. Evans
James P. Evans has significant experience advising and representing educational institutions, including public and private elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.  As a Partner with Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, he provides educational institutions with advice and representation on issues including ... More info