BERWYN, Pa., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIXA announces the addition of an ADA/504 Coordinator Community of Practice, offering a specialized home for administrators with oversight of disability-based discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Communities of Practice are available as membership levels within ATIXA to the meet the unique needs of particular members' practice areas or constituencies.
This newly added membership category is for those who serve their schools or colleges as an ADA/504 Coordinator or have an interest in disability law, policy, and best practices. Many Title IX Coordinators also have overlapping responsibility as ADA/504 Coordinators, and member benefits are tailored specifically to the unique requirements of the position.
Based on member feedback, ATIXA is implementing a dedicated listserv within this Community of Practice, and staffing this specialized listserv with two resident ADA/504/disability law experts. Saundra Schuster, J.D. and Paul Grossman, J.D. will offer a concierge-level of service to members that assures high-quality and timely responses to all listserv questions and member needs.
Join ATIXA today as part of the ADA/504 Coordinator membership, available for $199 annually. All Full and Super members receive access to this Community of Practice at no additional cost as part of existing member benefits. To learn more about how to join ATIXA as a Full or Super Member, visit the website.
Additional ATIXA Communities of Practice and Membership opportunities include:
- Title IX Coordinators and Administrators (Full Member)
- Victim/Survivor Advocates & Prevention Educators
- K-12 Educators and Administrators
Communities of Practice offer stratified membership pricing, making them more accessible to those who do not need or want Full Membership. Communities of Practice facilitate and support the lively exchange of information, resources, and ongoing dialogue around Title IX, sexual violence, and gender equity. This new
Community of Practice affords the levels of expertise you've come to expect from ATIXA, applied to the disability field, with a special focus on the intersections between disability and Title IX. By creating connections with other peers within a Community of Practice, participants have the opportunity to discuss successes and challenges, identify trends and best practices, and offer issue-specific guidance, all while breaking down the barriers of isolation in their work. Learn more about Communities of Practice here.
Contact the Member Services team at [email protected] or call 610-644-7858 to learn more about the ADA/504 Community of Practice. Are you an ADA/504 Coordinator? Register your information with ATIXA and the team will share up-to-date resources, offer new and developing training opportunities, and will connect you with next steps to join the ADA/504 Coordinator Community of Practice.
Registration Open for Upcoming 504 Coordinator Trainings
The ATIXA 504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course provides a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations, will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms, and will discuss best practices in organizational structure. Learn more about the 504 Coordinator Certification, and see a calendar of training events. Contact ATIXA's team at [email protected] for more information.
SOURCE Association of Title IX Administrators