New England AHEAD

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2015 - 2016 Professional Development Opportunities

 

For more information about any of these opportunities, please email Chip Kennedy at ckennedy@curry.edu.

Friday, October 2, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar
“A to Z Accommodations for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”
Presenter: Tia Ivanko, Pepnet2
Space is limited to 50 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu

Friday, November 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar
“Accessibility through Captioning”
Presenter: Cindy Camp, Pepnet2
Space is limited to 50 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu

Friday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE Assistive Technology Boot Camp
The AT Boot Camp will focus on web accessibility standards and product accessibility testing. Demonstrations will include, but not be limited to, online accessibility checkers, testing with a screen reader, review of available tools, and review of WCAG and 508 standards.
Suffolk University
Space is limited to 25 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu

Friday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar
“An Overview of Speech to Text Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”
Presenter: Shannon Aylesworth, Pepnet2
Space is limited to 50 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu

Thursday, March 31, 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New England-AHEAD Annual Conference
Stonehill College

Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Kincaid, J.D.

Managing the Influx of Students with Mental Health Issues
Perhaps the fastest growing population of students seeking accommodations is those diagnosed with mental health disabilities. Jeanne Kincaid will highlight how proposed regulatory changes to the ADAAA may expand the numbers and call into question the documentation demands imposed by some institutions of higher education. We will explore academic accommodations, such as extensions of time to complete course requirements and excusing attendance, as well as discuss housing accommodations, including assistance animals. We’ll examine the role a disability/access office should play with students who are taking a voluntary withdrawal or facing an involuntary withdrawal. Lastly, the need for collaboration between disability service and counseling will be explored.

Afternoon Speaker: Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Ph.D.
The founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a unique initiative serving students from over 200 institutions of higher education, providing student-focused treatment; consultation to students, parents, and college professionals.

This conference will be beneficial for both disability service providers and counseling professionals alike!

To register, please visit this link: https://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?MethodId=0&eventsessionI...

Thursday, March 10, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar
“Disability Programming on Campus”
Presenters: Laura Rosen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Jessica Szivos, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Aaron Ferguson, Hampshire College; Kristie Proctor, Quinsigamond Community College; Terri Rodriguez, Quinsigamond Community College
Space is limited to 50 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu

Friday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE Webinar
“Sign Language Interpreting: Recruitment, Management, and Quality Assurance”
Presenter: TBD, Pepnet2
Space is limited to 50 people, please RSVP at: ckennedy@curry.edu