Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Thursday, July 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6A Introduction to the IEP/504 Process

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This presentation will provide a brief overview of the IEP/504 process, including definitions of the continuum of services and appropriate accommodations. We will also discuss the definitions of the IEP and 504 plan, as well as their similarities and differences. In addition, the presentation will highlight who is eligible for an IEP versus a 504 plan and how to be an active participant before, during, and after the meetings.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the differences between the IEP and the 504 plan.
2. Participants will be able to identify who is eligible for an IEP vs. a 504 plan.
3. Participants will be able to identify ways they can be an active participants before, during, and after meetings.


Lindsey B. Coker, M.Ed.

Educational Resource Coordinator, Anna Shaw Children's Institute
I graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Elementary Education in 2008, after completing my student teaching in Geelong, Australia. Once returning to the States, I became a special education paraprofessional and went on to receive my Masters of Education from the... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Downstairs 6A