Presentations & Workshops

Dr. McKethan either presented or co-presented the following:

  • Minority identification for academically gifted, NC Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, Winston-Salem, N.C., March, 1986
  • Identification of disadvantaged and minority students for handicapped and gifted programs. Fourth Annual Educational Forum, FSU, Fayetteville, North Carolina, February 16-17, 1990
  • Cooperative teaching. University of North Carolina Special Education Teacher Training Consortium, Winston-Salem, N.C., March, 1992
  • Cooperative teaching. 22nd Annual Northwest Administrator's Workshop, Asheville, North Carolina  June, 1992
  • Implementing Section 504 of the 1973 rehabilitation act in the public schools. 14th National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, Miami Beach, Fla., May, 1993
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504 and higher education. Charlotte Area Teacher Education Consortium, Charlotte, N.C., October, 1993
  • Infusion of at-risk and exceptional students through cooperative teaching, Pembroke State University, Pembroke, North Carolina, March 2, 1994
  • Organizing the student assistant team for Section 504 compliance, Harnett County Schools, Lillington, North Carolina, December 8, 1994
  • Student disability in the public schools: is too much being made about Section 504? National Organization of Legal Problems in Education, Kansas City, Missouri, November 18, 1995
  • Implementing Section 504 of the 1973 rehabilitation act in elementary and secondary schools. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County  Schools, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 6, 1996   
  • ELNC on CD-ROM: finding the law quickly. 9th Annual School Law Symposium: Principals’ Executive Program of the Center for School Leadership Development at the UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 29, 1998
  • Section 504: what is required? Mastering Special Education Law, Key West Florida, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The North Carolina Section 504 conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, February 26, 2003
  • Section 504: Equal Educational Opportunities, The Virginia Section 504 Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 28, 2003
  • Section 504: Equal Educational Opportunities, The North Carolina Section 504 Conference, Greensboro, NC, May 21, 2003
  • Section 504: Equal Educational Opportunities, The First South Carolina Section 504 Conference, Columbia, South Carolina Georgia, October 10, 2003
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The Georgia Section 504 Conference, Macon, Georgia, November 13, 2003
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The Florida Section 504 Conference, Ocala, Florida, February 19 & 20, 2004
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The North Carolina Section 504 Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, May 15, 2004
  • Section 504 equal educational opportunities, Annual Spring Conference, Georgia Association of School Psychologists, Jekyll Island, Georgia, April 30, 2004.
  • IDEA and section 504: the differences and similarities, Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga, Tennessee,  August 3, 2004 
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, Alamance-Burlington Schools, Burlington, North Carolina, August 19, 3004 
  • A Section 504 primer, NC Department of Corrections, Asheboro, North Carolina, September 1, 2003 
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The Georgia Section 504 Conference, Columbus,   Georgia, September 15, 2004 
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The South Carolina Section 504 Conference, Columbia,  South Carolina, October 13, 2004 
  • Section 504: equal educational opportunities, The Tennessee Section 504 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October 28, 2004 
  • Section 504: AD/HD and eligibility, 16th Annual CHADD International Conference on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Nashville, Tennessee, October 30, 2004 
  • Everything placement teams should know, Texas Section 504 Conferences, Section 504:  Dallas, Houston, Texas  February 24 & 25, 2005
  • Section 504 problem solving and developing accommodations, Henry County Schools,  McDonough, Georgia  February 28, 2005
  • Section 504: what school placement teams should know, The North Carolina Section 504 Conference,  Greensboro, North Carolina,  March 14, 2005
  • Section 504: Equal Educational Opportunities The Florida Section 504 Conference, , Lakeland FL March 4, 2005
  • The Alabama Section 504 Conference, Section 504: everything school placement teams should know, Birmingham  April 4, 2005
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (TN), Section 504: what placement teams should know, April 14, 2005
  • What school placement teams should know about section 504 and IDEA reauthorization Montgomery County (AL),  May 24, 2005
  • Section 504: everything placement teams should know, New England Section 504 Conference, Worchester, Massachusetts, May 26, 2005
  • RTI and section 504, The Carolinas Innovations in Education Conference, Wrightsville Beach, NC, September 9, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: referral, evaluation & placement, Putnam County Public Schools, Putnam, Florida September 25, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: referral, evaluation & placement, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Kentucky, September 29, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Florida Section 504 Conference, Ocala, Florida, October 27, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: Henry County Schools, McDonough, Georgia, November 4, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: referral, evaluation and placement, NC School Social Workers Association Annual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 5, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Scotland County Schools, Laurinburg, North Carolina, November 13, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Tennessee Section 504 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, December 8, 2008
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: Missouri Section 504 Conference, Columbia, Missouri, February 13, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: Virginia Section 504 Coordinators' Training, Richmond, Virginia, February 23, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 2009
  • Avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings, The Iowa Section 504 Conference, Cleve, Iowa, March 20, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Arkansas Section 504 Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 27, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: Scranton Area Section 504 Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania, April 7, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Public Schools of Robeson County, Lumberton, North Carolina, April 27, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: referral, evaluation and placement, 2009 Virginia Hearing Officers and Mediators Conference, Richmond, Virginia, May 8, 2009
  • The keys to compliance: avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings: The Wyoming Section 504 Conference, Casper, Wyoming May 29, 2009
  • Section 504: The keys to compliance:  avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings, Davenport Community Schools, Davenport, Iowa,  August 17, 2009
  • An overview of the Special Education Reference, New Directors' Institute, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, September 16, 2009 
  • Section 504: The keys to compliance:  avoiding OCR investigations and due process hearings, The South Carolina Section 504 Conference, Columbia, SC, September 21, 2009 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08 the keys to compliance, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Kentucky, September 28, 2009 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Wyoming School Improvement Conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming,  September 29, 2009 
  • The Section 504 Plan Process: Implementing Section 504 as amended by the ADAAA08, Iowa Public Television and the Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, Iowa, October 9 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance,, Charleston Public Schools, Charleston, South Carolina, October 12, 2009 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Duvall County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida, October 28 & 29, 2009 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Boone-Clinton-NW Hendricks Joint Services Agency, Lebanon, Indiana, November 12 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: Update, Oklahoma Department of Education Conference for Exceptional Children, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 1, 2009 
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Tarboro, NC, January 27, 2010
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Tarboro, NC, February 11, 2010
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: the keys to compliance, Davidson County Schools, Lexington, NC, March 15, 2010 (scheduled)
  • Section 504 and the ADAAA08: advanced critical issues, Davidson County Schools, Lexington, NC, March 16, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Nashville Metro Public Schools, March 31, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08ance, NC DPI, Raleigh, NC April 15, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Billings Public Schools (MT) April 19-20, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, NC DPI, Asheville, NC April 29, 2010
  • Section 504: fundamentals for now and the future, 31st annual LRP National Institute, Orlando, FL, May 5, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Campbell County Public Schools, Gillette, Wyoming, June 7, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Wyoming Section 504 Conference, Gillette, Wyoming, June 8 2010
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Campbell County Public Schools, Gillette, Wyoming, August 26 & 27,  2010 (scheduled for school faculty and staff)
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Wyoming Section 504 Conference, Gillette, Wyoming, June 8 2010
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Towns County Schools, Hiawassee, Georgia, July 27, 2010 
  • Section 504: What All Certified Personnel Should Know, Campbell County Schools, Gillette, WY, August 26 & 27, 2010
  • Section 504 for School Administrators, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Kentucky, September 27, 2010 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Kentucky Section 504 Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, September 28, 2010 
  • Keys to Section 504 Compliance: Meeting New Requirements, Avoiding Common Pitfalls, LRP Publications Audio Conference, September 30, 2010
  • The Keys to Compliance: Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAA08, The South Carolina Section 504 Conference, Columbia SC, October 4, 2010
  • The Keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as Amended by the ADAA08, The New Hampshire Section 504 Conference, Manchester, NH, October 29, 2010
  • The Keys to Compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08. The Florida Section 504 Conference, Winter Haven, FL, November 2, 2010  
  • The Keys to Compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Tennessee Section 504 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, December 3, 2010 and January 13, 2011
  • The Keys to Compliance: Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAA08, The New Mexico Section 504 Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 7, 2011 
  • Section 504 for Parents, Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson, MS, February 23, 2001 
  • The Keys to Compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Colorado Section 504 Conference, Colorado Springs, April 5, 2011
  • Section 504 boot camp a day of reckoning on saw and practice(co-presentation with Julie Weatherly, Esq. and Terri Engler, Esq., 32nd Annual LRP National Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, May 4, 2011
  • Getting your section 504 program up to speed and error free, 32nd Annual LRP National Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, May 4, 2011
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, The Idaho Section 504 Conference, Boise, May 26, 2011
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Brantley County Schools, Nahunta, Georgia August 4, 2011
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as amended by the ADAA08, Tift County Schools, Tifton, Georgia August 4, 2011
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as a mended by the ADAA08, The Idaho Section 504 Conference, Boise October 5, 2011
  • An overview of section 504, Mississippi Transition Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, November 4, 2011
  • Key note session:  The Day to Day Work of Section 504, 15th Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference, Austin, Texas, November 14-15, 2011
  • Breakout Session, Working with Parents, 504, 15th Annual Southwest Section 504 Conference, Austin, Texas, November 14-15, 2011 
  • The keys to compliance: implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAA08, Mississippi Department of Education, Desoto, Jackson and Gulfport, Mississippi January 12, 2012
  • The keys to compliance: Implementing Section 504 as Amended by the ADAA08, North Carolina Department of Education, Raleigh,  NC  January 18 and 19, 2012
  • Critical issues in section 504, Webinar, Educational Research, March 16, 2012
  • Section 504 from Referral to Placement: What School Psychologists Should Know,  National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  February 24, 2012
  • The 1973 rehabilitation act: real-world solutions to complex §504 issues, The Florida Section 504 Conference, Fort Myers, FL,  April 11, 2012
  • The keys to compliance: implementing section 504 as Amended by the ADAAA08, The Jerome County Schools,  Twin Falls ID,  April 16, 2012
  • The keys to compliance: implementing Section 504 as amended by the ADAAA08, The IDAHO Section 504 Conference, Boise ID,  April 17, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Berkeley County (SC) Schools, , August 31, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Mississippi Department of Education, September  6, 2012
  • Section 504 Refresher, Hoke County Schools,  September 14, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Brunswick County (NC) Schools, September 20, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Mississippi Department of Education,  September 25, 2012
  • Section 504 Overview:  Nondiscrimination and FAPE, SEAS Conference, October 8, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Mississippi Department of Education, October 12, 2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Mississippi Department of Education, October 12, 2012
  • Section 504: from Referral to Placement,  Orange County (NC) Schools, November6, 2012 (DTBD)
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Arizona Section 504 Conference, December 3,  2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Louisiana Section 504 Conference, December 12,  2012
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Whiteville City (NC) Schools, February 19,  2013
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Arizona Section 504 Conference, February 21, 2013
  • Section 504: what parents should know, Mississippi Department of Education, March 5, 2013
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Davidson County (NC) Schools , March 28,  2013
  •  Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Davidson County (NC) Schools , March 28,  2013
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Avery  County (NC) Schools , April 22,  2013
  • Section 504 and parent involvement: 10 essential steps to program improvement, National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® — April 28 - May 1, 2013
  • Section 504 and ADHD: Virginia Department of Education (to be scheduled) – June 12, 2013
  • Special Education Policy Management: Using the Virginia Special Education Reference,  August 20, 2013 (scheduled)
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Montana Section 504 Conference, August 30, 2013 (scheduled)
  • Section 504 for the Davie County Schools (NC), September 10, 2013
  •  Section 504 implementation at the  next level, Cheyenne Mountain School District, Colorado Springs, Co, September 17, 2013
  • Legally sound solutions for complex Section 504 issues, Colorado Section 504 Conference, September 19, 2013