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Students with Disabilities: ADA & 504 Compliance in the College Classroom


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

The government has expanded the legal definition of a "disability" as recognized by the law resulting in more students being labeled "disabled." Under the American's with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act these students are offered specific protections and accommodations that must be observed. What is your obligation to accommodate students and ensure compliance with ADA and section 504, and ultimately foster academic success for disabled students? Join us for this highly-informative, 60-minute webinar, where you will discover:

  • What is considered a disability as recognized by the law
  • Legal considerations to remain compliant with ADA & Section 504
  • How to ensure the success of students with disabilities in the classroom
  • Real life ADA & 504 scenarios - what educators should and shouldn't do

Program Highlights

  • ADA & Section 504 Essentials: What Educators Need to Know

    • What constitutes a "disability" under its expanded legal definition
    • Physical vs. cognitive disabilities: What this means for you
    • What is considered a "reasonable" accommodation
    • How the Americans with Disabilities Act affects college educators
  • Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Success in the College Classroom

    • What you need to consider with a disabled student in the class
    • Key accommodation requirements for impaired individuals
    • Academic adjustments, testing and assessment considerations
    • How to determine if an accommodation is required
  • Legal & Liability Issues for Educators: Tips to Ensure Compliance

    • Federal law compliance: The Americans with Disabilities Act & more
    • Tips to balance communication & confidentiality with admins
    • How to ensure equality in the classroom & respond to complaints
    • Keys to avoid costly mistakes that plague college educators
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Dr. James Castegnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings nearly three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication.

  • He went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for nearly the past 18 years, he has been Rider University's associate provost and legal counsel. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance and institutional policies.
  • His teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, webinars and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Annual Homeland Defense and Security Higher Education Summit sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn what accommodations educators must provide students with disabilities under the law to ensure compliance with ADA and Section 504.