Perry A. Zirkel, Ph.D., J.D. LL.M. And His Current Webinar Offering

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About Dr. Zirkel

Dr. Zirkel is University professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University and formerly was dean of the College of Education, holding the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term. He continues to co-direct the Lehigh Special Education Law Symposium. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, a J.D. from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Laws degree from Yale University. He has written over 1,700 publications on various aspects of school law, emphasizing legal issues in special education. He writes a regular column for Exceptionality and did so previously for NAESP’s Principal magazine, NASP’s Communiqué, Phi Delta Kappan, and Teaching Exceptional Children.

Past president of the Education Law Association and co-chair of the Pennsylvania special education appeals panel from 1990 to 2007, he is the author of the CEC monograph The Legal Meaning of Specific Learning Disability; the more recently published books, A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Educationand Student Teaching and the Law; and the two-volume reference Section 504, the ADA and the Schools. In 2012, he received the Research into Practice Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Excellence in Research Award from AERA’s Division A (Administration, Organization & Leadership). In 2013, he received the University Council for Educational Administration’s Edwin Bridges award for significant contributions to the preparation and development of school leaders. In 2016, he received the Education Law Association’s Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. In 2017, he received the Council for Exceptional Children’s Special Education Research Award.

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This 3-hour webinar is important for any educator or parent interested in Section 504, but essential for administrators, 504 coordinators, and team members.  It focuses on the building blocks of an effective school program for students who are covered “only” by Section 504 and its sister statute, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Only” in this context means that these students are not also covered by IDEA.

The webinar starts with a concise review of the differences between Section 504, the ADA, and the IDEA to avoid confusion in complying with these overlapping but distinguishable laws.
Next, it highlights the basic institutional requirement for a grievance procedure, which is often a vulnerable part of Section 504 compliance for school districts.

As the central focus, this webinar provides the applicable criteria, procedures, and illustrative forms for

(a) eligibility, and

(b) FAPE for Section 504-only students.

This focus includes the prefatory obligation of child find under Section 504 and the ultimate dispute resolution mechanisms of hearing officer/court adjudication and OCR complaint/compliance enforcement.

This webinar includes forms and opportunity for Q-and-A.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Thursday, April  25th  $99**    Groups Larger than 10 May Receive a Discount. Call or email mark @[email protected] or 847.275.7200

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