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Cheramie Walz to Host Section 504 Webinar

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New Britain, PA – Attorney Mark Cheramie Walz will present “The 411 on Section 504: Deciphering Child Find and Eligibility Requirements” in a special webinar Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 2 to 3:30 P.M. Cheramie Walz is a partner at Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP, a leader in education law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The webinar is designed for special education directors, school administrators, counselors, nurses, psychologists, special education teachers and other related service providers. Cheramie Walz will review a school district's responsibilities under the Section 504 child find, evaluation and eligibility process — and provide strategies for compliance. He will also cover the criteria for determining eligibility and the role of mitigating measures.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify students who may need 504 accommodations due to a disability, including those who receive virtual instruction or present school refusal and/or chronic absenteeism
  • Initiate the identification and evaluation process under Section 504
  • Accurately determine a student's eligibility for a Section 504 plan
  • Hold an appropriate Section 504 eligibility meeting with all necessary participants, and
  • Address student needs that arise entirely in the home learning environment through the 504 process

At Sweet Stevens, Walz dedicates his work to the use of technology in education and advising practical solutions that reduce liability while harnessing the benefits of new technology. Additionally, he counsels school entities in all matters related to special education litigation, including due process hearings and federal court appeals. Walz frequently lectures to school administrators, parents, and students on the safe use of social networking and modern technology both in school and at home.

To register for the webinar, visit

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 24 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.