IEP or 504? A Compare and Contrast of Eligibility and FAPE under the IDEA vs. Section 504

Program: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: At Your Desk

Do you often wonder whether it is time make a referral for assessment under IDEA? Should Section 504 be viewed as a necessary step, prior to making a referral for IDEA assessment? Or conversely, is a Section 504 Plan a necessary “step down” when a student is no longer eligible under the IDEA?  How do these laws differ, and how are they similar, with respect to serving students with disabilities?

Join expert attorney, Alefia Mithaiwala, as she discusses child find obligations under both the IDEA and Section 504, and compares and contrasts eligibility determinations and the provision of FAPE under both laws. Attendees will gain an understanding of the criteria for eligibility under each law, which in turn, will assist your teams in making those critical decisions of which path to proceed under, when a student is struggling in school. 

Who Should Attend?

Any staff person who regularly finds themselves in SST meetings, IEP meetings, and/or Section 504 meetings, can benefit from this training, including but not limited to teachers, school psychologists, counselors, and administrators.

Training Course Information

Thursday, March 9, 2023
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration Information

$199 Per Person | $179 per person 2 or more from the same district.  Sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for a limited time.  

Questions? | Keesha Clark at


Event Speakers

Event Contact

Keesha Clark
562.653.3453 ·

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