Lowenthal Symposium: Facilitating Access to Accommodations from IDEA to ADA

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Education presents an Ilene Katz Lowenthal & Edward Lowenthal Symposium Series Event

As more and more high school students with disabilities continue their education in postsecondary schools, it’s important to understand the rights and responsibilities associated with the transition.  Oftentimes, the shift between K-12 education where students receive protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and higher education where the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), results in some confusion.  Although Section 504 and Title II apply to both K-12 and postsecondary schools, the responsibilities of institutions of higher education significantly differ from those of school districts.  This panel presentation, which includes representatives from K-12, community agencies, disability resources, and students, will answer some of the questions regarding these differences to foster increased communication and collaboration between students with disabilities and disability resource offices.

The panel includes K. Eliza Williamson (Lecturer in Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis), Chris Stone (Director of Disability Resources, Washington University in St. Louis), Steve Foelsch (Director of Disability Studies, Starkloff Disability Institute), Jeff D. Schneider (Effective Practice Specialist, Special School District of St. Louis County), Danny Lawrence (University College student, Washington University in St. Louis), Jonathan Lidgus (Director of UMSL Succee, University of MIssouri--St. Louis), Drew Holman (UMSL Succeed Alum, Intern at St. Louis ARC), and will be moderated by Michele Augustin (Director of Teacher Education and Academic Services, Washington University in St. Louis).

Join us Monday, September 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Danforth University Center 234 for the panel, with a catered reception to follow in the DUC Goldberg Lounge. Snacks will be served in the Goldberg Lounge starting at 5:00 pm.

Parking is available at the DUC Garage with direct elevator access to the Goldberg Lounge.

Unable to attend in person? The panel will also be livestreamed via Zoom. RSVPs are not required to attend via Zoom.

RSVP below. If you are attendting the reception, please RSVP by September 20th.