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Webinars & Training February 17, 2016

Section 504, Title II, and Ensuring the Protection of K-12 Students With Severe Allergies

FARE Webinar for Schools: K-12

Speaker: Jim Long

Since the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (effective in 2010), school districts have been struggling to come to grips with conditions that formerly were not considered disabilities (e.g., episodic conditions such as severe food allergies). How can you help a school district understand and fulfill its responsibilities to students with severe allergies that may constitute disabilities? This webinar will address these issues at the K-12 level and address many common questions and concerns that come with putting food allergy accommodations into place for students.

About the Presenter

Jim Long is an attorney living in Denver and formerly a Senior Attorney with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, in the Denver Enforcement Office. Long served as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps office in the Army for 23 years. He followed his military career serving a number of years as litigation counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site before moving to OCR. He served in OCR from 2003 to 2014. Jim is the principal at Educational Rights Consulting, providing civil rights consulting services to parents, school districts, colleges, and universities. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of ADA Coordinators and teaches at their annual fall and spring conferences.

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