All educational institutions receiving federal funding must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Public school districts have additional requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA or IDEIA). Are your current procedures compliant with federal law? Are your staff members following the procedures in a consistent manner? We offer review and audit services both for institutions of higher education and public school districts.
Our findings can help identify necessary policy revisions and assist in establishing targeted and effective professional development.
INCompliance offers training regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Applicable services differ based on the students served by the institution.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education have greatly increased their focus on program and physical accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Our consultants provide basic or advanced-level training on removing barriers to accessibility with regard to academic participation, student activities, physical facilities and electronic content. This training is appropriate for disability services coordinators, facilities managers, and any administrators or senior staff members associated with the enforcement of civil rights issues and disability-related programs and offices on campus.
Public schools have special duties to provide students with disabilities access to services designed to meet their unique needs. Our consultants provide training on the latest requirements on topics such as eligibility, “child find,” evaluations, IEP development and implementation, behavior management, manifestation determinations, procedural safeguards, and conflict resolution options. This training is appropriate for special education administrators, pupil services personnel, school psychologists, intervention specialists, and related services personnel.
Not only do our experienced investigators regularly handle disability discrimination and harassment allegations, they are also well-versed in the procedural requirements of accommodating students and employees with disabilities. This experience enables our team to assist when there is a need to investigate an allegation of wrongdoing or disability discrimination.
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