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ADA/Section 504 Foundations for Higher Education

Title IX Overview of Disability Laws

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Learn ADA/504 Compliance Inside and Out

This course is designed to equip Title IX Coordinators and disability/access administrators with a thorough understanding of the disability laws that regulate an institution’s efforts to offer reasonable accommodations in postsecondary academic environments.

Participants will gain knowledge about the legal frameworks that apply to institutional recipients of federal funding, principles for determining reasonable accommodations, strategies for implementing the process in higher education, the grievance process, best practices in organizational structure, and how the accommodation process can support individuals during pregnancy and related conditions.

Topics Covered

  • Section 504 & Other Disability Laws Overview
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Section 504/ADA Coordinator vs. Disability/Accessibility Services Coordinator
  • Disability Overview
  • The Interactive Process: Determining Reasonable Accommodations
  • 504/ADA Grievance Process Oversight
  • Pregnancy and Related Conditions
  • Intersection with Adjacent Community Standards

Key Takeaway

Understand the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability, including working with campus stakeholders to implement accommodations and pregnancy-related accommodation requests.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the ADA and 504 Coordinator as distinct from the Disability/Accessibility Services Coordinator Role, and how those roles may work with the Title IX Coordinator
  • Identify the elements required to create an appeal process for accommodation challenges and a grievance process for disability-related harassment and discrimination complaints
  • Explain the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability, including working with campus stakeholders to implement accommodations
  • Assess what it means to be a student who is pregnant or has a related condition and what is required when responding to pregnancy-related accommodation requests
  • Anticipate the intersection of academic standards and community standards

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Student Affairs Administrators
  • ADA/Section 504 Coordinators
  • Dsability Services Professionals
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals
  • Ombudspersons

In-Person Training

Live, In-Person Training

  • $845 Member
  • $945 Non-Member

Hide Details & Schedule


  • October 13: 8:30am - 4:30pm ET Philadelphia, PA Register


*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.

Group discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on group size and applicable on registrations for the same training or event. Please contact for questions.

Individualized discounts are as follows:
1st grouped individual - full price of registration
2-4 grouped individuals - 15% discount on registrations
5+ grouped individuals - 25% discount on registrations

If you are interested in registering a large group, exploring Super Membership, or consulting options, please contact for personalized assistance.

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Please allow 7-10 days following the completion of the course and then log in on our website and visit the My ATIXA page to access the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.

Training & Certification Course registration fees include:
  • Attendance for each day of training or access to eTraining course for three months
  • An extensive course-specific selection of articles, customizable forms and templates, case studies, videos, and more
  • Instructional slides or transcript for eTraining
  • Access to ATIXA content experts
  • Ability to interact with faculty and attendees via course discussion and activities
  • Certification upon corresponding course completion