AHEAD in Virginia Conferences

Spring 2019 Conference

March 14 & 15, 2019
Delta Hotels by Marriott
Downtown Richmond, Virginia

Conference Highlights 

  • Thursday Keynote Presentation – Deciphering Diagnostic Testing Reports for Learning Disabilities and Attention Disabilities
  • Registration now open (rates increase after March 6)
  • Deadline for conference lodging rate is February 14 

Conference Program

Conference Program (PDF) 

Keynote Presentation: Deciphering Diagnostic Testing Reports for Learning Disabilities and Attention Disabilities: Finding, Excavating and Utilizing Important Information

Rhonda H. Rapp, Ph.D.
St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, Texas

Rhonda Rapp
Rhonda H. Rapp is currently the Director of a TRiO-Student Support Services program and an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Rapp has more than 30 years of experience in the field of disability services and 40 years of experience as an educational diagnostician. Over the years, she has provided a variety of disability-related services at both the community college and the university level and at public and private institutions. She has also created and presented training focused on working with students with disabilities for faculty (kindergarten through postsecondary), support staff and for disability service providers. In addition to working full time at St. Mary’s University, she is the disability consultant for the Kamehameha School System in Hawaii and for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Her professional involvement includes being a founding member and first president of AHEAD in Texas and as a Technical Advisor for the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). She was also the 2018 recipient of the Ronald E. Blosser Award, for outstanding service to AHEAD; the AHEAD Honor for Meritorious Contribution, Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award.

Conference Registration


Registration Fees                    Full Conference          One-Day

Member                                           $195                            $105

Non-Member                                $275                            $175

Full-Time Student                       $75                              $50

AFTER MARCH 6, 2019        $295                            $205

AHEAD in Virginia will provide a 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 2018-19 at the following link:  https://www.regonline.com/membership18-19_2520914

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

Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Hotel: (804) 788-0900


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

 A special room rate of $139 (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 2018 Conference:

Information/resources from the Spring 2018 Conference:

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: