2018 Spring Symposium: Section 504/ADA and Learning Disabilities

On behalf of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD), I invite you to us for a free Symposium on Section 504/ADA and Learning Disabilities. The Symposium will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the American Speech-Language and Hearing National Office, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

Founded in 1975, the NJCLD is a national committee of representatives of eleven (11) organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.   In pursuit of its mission, the NJCLD disseminates information and resources in the area of learning disabilities. Section 504/ADA is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated as it applies to students with learning disabilities in the K-12 public school setting.   This Symposium is designed to provide current information about legal mandates and supports to professionals, parents, advocates and others concerned with access to a free public education for students with learning disabilities.

The two-hour presentation will  review the legal requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as they apply to K-12 public school students and to post-secondary students.  The primary focus will be students with learning disabilities, but attendees who work with students with any disabilities will find the program informative and thought-provoking.

If you work with students with learning disabilities, advocate for students with learning disabilities, or work on policies and programs that touch on students with learning disabilities, I encourage you to join us on Monday, April 30, 2018 to learn more about Section 504/ADA and how it is not “IDEA Lite.”

We look forward to seeing you on April 30th.   Feel free to share the flyer with those whom you think would be interested. Please return the attached registration form, either electronically or by mail, by April 23rd.


Elsa Cardenas-Hagan
Chair, NJCLD

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