Nevada Conferences


Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Reno Nevada


Featured Speakers: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown and Mr. Philip Voorhees

Guest Speakers

Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
  • Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown is Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical

    Session Topics Include:
    • What is Autism and how are students transitioning to college affected?
    • How are the conduct code and Title IX implemented for students on the spectrum?
    • What type of diversity do students with autism bring to our campus?
    • How do I manage the behaviors of some students with autism in the classroom?
    • What are the best strategies for effective teaching for students with autism?
    • What strengths do students on the spectrum bring to our classrooms?
Session Details:
• Morning Keynote with Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
8:30am to 11:30am
• Afternoon Breakout with Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Philip Voorhees
 Mr. Philip Voorhees is the Technology Accessibility Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). 

Session Topics Include:
• Global need to address having an accessibility plan and supporting evidence
• Development of an effective accessibility plan including various models applied throughout higher-ed
• Discover the various components used in the UNLV accessibility plan
• “Stop the Bleeding”, Adopting and procuring accessible ICT
• “Now that you have a plan, how do you implement it?”

Session Details:
• Afternoon Breakout with Mr. Philip Voorhees
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 4th, 2019
*NV AHEAD Members: $150.00 *Non-NV AHEAD Members: $175.00 *Students: $75.00 Keynote Only: $75.00
*Full Day: Registration fees include all materials, Continental Breakfast, Lunch

Come and learn about current hot topics in the field of Higher Education and Disabilities from the leading experts in the field.
Take advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and develop collaborative working relationships.

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