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Audio Conference At-a-Glance

Vincent J. Varrassi

Thursday, March 23, • 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Food Allergies and Chronic Health Conditions: Meeting Studentsí Needs From the 504 Perspective
Presented by Michael J. Joyce, Esq.

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When creating Section 504 plans for students with food allergies or other chronic health conditions, special educators must be aware of all their legal compliance responsibilities. With new OCR Letters detailing mandates of this evolving aspect of 504, now is the time to get current on it all.

School attorney and former OCR enforcement attorney Michael Joyce will provide an overview of eligibility standards for 504 and share practical approaches to achieve compliance, so you can avoid the unnecessary costs of an OCR investigation. Plus, he will guide you through:

  • Applying the appropriate procedural requirements when determining eligibility and services needed by each student
  • Ensuring consistent application of 504 to serve students with life-threatening food allergies
  • Interpreting how Section 504 eligibility requirements apply to challenging medical conditions, including post-concussion syndrome
  • And much more!
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Michael J. Joyce is a former public school teacher and is currently an attorney with Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce PC, specializing in general education and special education law in public schools. He previously served as a Civil Rights Attorney for OCR, conducting investigations and trainings throughout New England concerning a wide range of civil rights concerns arising in public schools. He also taught for three years in public elementary schools as a member of Teach for America, during which time he was nominated for Teacher of the Year. He graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a masterís degree in Educational Administration from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. From 2008-2011, he taught legal research and writing at Northeastern School of Law, and since 2011 has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lynch School of Education and Boston College Law School. He has conducted dozens of presentations on educational law to local, regional and national audiences.


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