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Webinars & Training September 23, 2020

Section 504, the ADA, and Ensuring the Protection of K-12 Students

Presenter: Jim Long

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 went into effect in 2010, school districts have struggled to come to grips with conditions that formerly were not considered disabilities, including episodic conditions such as food allergies. As schools navigate new COVID restrictions and meals in the classroom, protections for students with food allergies, celiac disease and related conditions are more critical than ever. How can you help a school district understand and fulfill its responsibilities to students with allergies that may constitute disabilities? What rights and responsibilities do parents and students have? This webinar will address these issues at the K-12 level.

About the Speaker

Jim Long


After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law and clerking for a Court of Civil Appeals in Texas, Jim Long served for 23 years as a Judge Advocate General officer in the United States Army. He is a former Senior Attorney with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in the Denver Regional Office. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of ADA Coordinators and is the principal in Educational Rights Consulting, providing a broad range of consulting services to school districts, colleges and universities, and parents on a spectrum of civil rights issues. Jim is a Senior Consultant with Employment Matters, LLC—Flynn Investigation Group (EMFIG). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Zen Center of Denver. Jim and his wife Nancy have four children and three extraordinary grandchildren.

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