AHEAD in Virginia Conferences

Spring 2018 Conference:

Thursday & Friday, March 15 & 16, 2018
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
Staunton, Virginia


  • Thursday Keynote Presentation – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Plans and Strategies for Supporting Students
  • Special Thursday evening event – The Storyweavers
  • Registration now open (rates increase after March 2)
  • Deadline for conference lodging rate is February 14

Please refer to conference information below, and complete details are also available on the conference registration website (see Conference Registration below).

Conference Program

Click here for the Conference Program with topics and presenter information (final Conference Program available after January 18).

Conference Registration

You may register for the Spring 2018 Conference at the following link: https://www.regonline.com/aheadinvasp2018conf

Registration Fees Full Conference (Thursday & Friday) One-Day
Member $195 $105
Non-Member $245 $125
Full-Time Student $70 $35
AFTER March 2, 2018 $295 $175

AHEAD in Virginia will provide full breakfast and lunch buffets both days (included in conference registration fees).

Rate Information

To be eligible to register at the member rate you must be an AHEAD in Virginia member. The national AHEAD membership is different from the state AHEAD in Virginia membership. Only AHEAD in Virginia membership (not membership in the national AHEAD association) makes you eligible for the member rate for this conference.

You may join AHEAD in Virginia for 2016-17 at the following link: https://www.regonline.com/membership17-18


Full conference participants have an opportunity to register for continuing education units (CEUs) while registering for the conference. CEUs are not available for single day conference registration. You must register for CEUs when you register for the conference. Requirements set by the granting institution necessitate advanced registration for receiving CEUs.

Conference Hotel

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center 
24 S. Market Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401
Hotel: (540) 885-4848

Hotel reservations by telephone only – ask for AHEAD in Virginia conference rate.

A special room rate of $93 (plus taxes) is available if you make the reservation by February 14 (or until block of rooms is full, whichever comes first). Afterwards standard room rates apply. A limited number of rooms are available at the special rate, so reserve early.

Discounted parking rate $6/daily at parking facility adjacent to hotel applies to all conference attendees (overnight guests and day visitors).

Information/resources from the Fall 2017 Conference:

Information/resources from the Spring 2017 Conference:

Keynote Presentation:
 Dr. Jane Jarrow, Founder and President of Disability Compliance in Career and Online Learning, and Disability Access Information and Support (www.daisclasses.com)

Friday Peer Presentations:

Information/resources from the Fall 2016 Drive-In Conference: “Emerging” Student Populations:

Information/resources from the Spring 2016 Conference:
Sam Johnston, Center for Applied Special Technology (www.cast.org) - keynote presenter “Universal Design for Learning (UDL)” – www.udloncampus.cast.org 

Jack Trammell, Randolph-Macon College

Seb Prohn, Center on Transitions Innovations – Virginia Commonwealth University

Information/resources from the Spring 2015 Conference:
Barbara Blacklock (University of Minnesota) keynote presentation:

Information/resources from the Fall 2014 Drive-In Conference: Transition Planning for High School Students Going to Post-Secondary Institutions

Information/resources from the Spring 2014 Conference:
Karen Boutelle (Landmark College) keynote presentation:

Assistive Technology (A.T.) presentations:

Information/resources from the Spring 2013 Conference:
Jeanne Kincaid’s keynote presentation:

Assistive Technology (A.T.) presentations:

Information/resources from the Spring 2012 Conference: