Presentation on theme: "Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAAA08"— Presentation transcript:
1Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAAA08 GWAEA Section 504 UpdatesTHE REHABILITATION ACT Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAAA08Tracy
2Microscribe Publishing Materials for this presentation are being used/reprinted with permission of:James F. McKethan, LLCMicroscribe PublishingTracyShare info. about Dr. McKethanDemo- GWAEA website with Section 504 information- where is it?
3“Meet Your Student” Scenarios Introduce yourself to those at your table.You have a received a referral for a 504 (see scenario cards).Discuss your initial thoughts on the scenarioComplete Box #1 on your recording sheetBe thinking about your scenario as we work through the information this morning. You will revisit the scenario throughout the morning.Paul
19Before Entering the Eligibility Process . . . If concerns are purely academic or behavioral, the student is provided interventions through IDM and an evaluation based on information from a variety of sources before proceedingIf a student has significant physical or mental health concerns, consider proceeding without accessing the IDM processProvide examples
27Scenario PracticeWhat existing evaluation data would you look at? (Complete Box #2)What evaluation data do you need to obtain?What is the impairment?Identify the Major Life Activity (MLA).What other factors would you consider?TracyDo this and then work in a break.
32Focusing solely on instruction Range of LearnersCore InstructionSuccessful in School= Motivationally ready & able to learn1Barriers to Learning2 =Encounter some barriers and may be lacking prerequisite knowledge & skillsLearning SupportsFocusing solely on instructionwill nothelp studentsin groups 2 & 3 succeed3 =Encounter complex and intensive barriers to learningGroup 1: The % of students who come ready and able to learn varies from0-75%. The number in this group is decreasing every year.Group 2: Lacking prerequisite skills & knowledgeDifferent learning styles & ratesMinor vulnerabilitiesGroup 3: Highly deficient in current abilitiesMay have disabilitiesMay have major health problems
33ScenarioBased on the evaluation data you have, is the student eligible for a 504? (Complete Box #3)To what extent is the student limited in comparison to his/her non-disabled peers?What would you present as justification for the eligibility?Paul
39Best PracticeReview Annually and if the student’s situation changes (condition gets better or worse, transition, etc.)Re-Evaluate every three yearsConsider dismissal if student is no longer substantially limited or if services move to an IEP.
47Scenario SharingFinalize the Quality Quadrant with notes regarding your scenarioChoose a ReporterShare with the group the following:Summary of studentEvaluation data consideredTeam decision including MLA and impairment3 accommodationsCandi
48Questions, Comments, Witty Remarks TracyAssessment- share the Self-Assessment with answers.