Presentation on theme: "Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAAA08"— Presentation transcript:
1 Implementing 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
2 Microscribe 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
19 Before 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
27 Scenario 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.
32 Focusing 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
33 ScenarioBased 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
39 Best 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.
47 Scenario 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
48 Questions, Comments, Witty Remarks TracyAssessment- share the Self-Assessment with answers.