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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available.  Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 11! Interested in submitting or have an idea for a topic? Please email AHEAD Manager of Communications & Events, Valerie Spears ( valerie@ahead.org ) or give us a call at  704-947-7779. We welcome your feedback! Deadline to submit to The HUB, Issue 12: Friday, October 26, 2018
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I hope this message finds you all back on your campuses refreshed and ready to start preparing for the fall semester. I was so impressed by this year's conference sessions and hope that you were able to learn as much as I did! The annual conference is a time of transition for AHEAD. The board meeting that follows the conference is the final for departing board members. Although they are leaving the board, we will definitely be tapping into their knowledge and skills moving forward. The following people have completed their terms on the board: Paul Grossman who has served on the board for six years as a director and has been extremely helpful in providing ...
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AHEAD is excited to announce a NEW, intensive professional development event for those newer to higher education / disability services! The AHEAD Start Academy will offer a foundational experience to disability resource professionals just acquiring or continuing to build fundamental knowledge and skills. For three full days, you'll have the chance to explore, discuss, and apply concepts important to building equity on college campuses.  The Academy is designed to orient, refresh, and engage those new or with up to three years of experience in the field.  The curriculum is based on, but expanded from, the AHEAD Start workshops that have trained over 500 ...
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We're excited to announce that the 2018 Conference App is now available!  With the App, you can access handouts, review the Conference schedule, complete session evaluations, receive notification of last minute changes, and more! Search for "AHEAD 2018" iPhone and iPad users should search in the App Store or can find the direct link here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ahead-2018/id1228151074?ls=1&mt=8 Android users should search in Google Play or can find the direct link here:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appburst.ahead Questions? Contact AHEAD at 704-947-7779 or  ahead@ahead.org #conference #a
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JPED 31(2) is Now Available!

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The latest issue of JPED is now available! To access JPED 31(2) in DAISY, e-text, MP3, or PDF format, log in to your member account and visit:  ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/ JPED 31(2) Table of Contents Student Learning Outcomes for Disability Services: What Evidence do you Have?  From the Editor Use of Student Learning Outcomes in Postsecondary Disability Offices                              Emerging Adults: Perspectives of College Students with Disabilities                                      A Qualitative Investigation of Bullying of Individuals with Disabilities on a College Campus Transitional Challenges for ...
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Dear Fellow AHEAD Members,  We are pleased to announce the two new Directors-at-Large on AHEAD's Board of Directors:  Crystal Hill, University of Central Arkansas Chris Stone, University of North Carolina Wilmington  We are also excited to announce AHEAD's new President-Elect:  Amanda Kraus, University of Arizona We offer our sincere appreciation to all who participated in the election process, as candidates and as informed voters, and hope you will join us in congratulating our new Board members.  Thank you to all for your willingness to play a role in contributing to the leadership of AHEAD
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If you can't make it to Albuquerque for the 41st Annual Conference , you can still participate virtually!  As a virtual conference attendee, you'll have access to the keynote presentation at the Opening Plenary and 20 streamed sessions; choose one from each time block to watch live. In addition, you'll be able to access the virtual conference files for one year after the conference! Find full details at  ahead.org/events-programming/ conferences/annual-conference/2018-virtual-conference
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Want a sneak peak at what exhibitors will joining us at AHEAD 2018 in Albuquerque, NM this July? Check out our online Exhibitor Directory !
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Showcase your products & services to our membership. Don’t miss out on face to face marketing and advertising opportunities. Time is running out to reserve space. Learn more here
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Call  for  Proposals :  Accessing Higher Ground : Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference |  November 12 – 16, 2018   Proposal  Deadline: April 20*  Accessing Higher Ground 2018 is now accepting  proposals  for its 21st   Annual Conference in   Westminster, Colorado .     AHG   focuses on: accessible media Universal Design best practices for web & media development accessible curriculum alternate format teaching about accessibility and UD in university curriculum (and elsewhere) other topics related to accessibility in higher education and other environments Use the  online speaker  proposal  form  to submit your  ...
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Obtain Access to Over 45 Hours from Over 42 Sessions  If you did not attend Accessing Higher Ground 2017 you can now obtain full access to the 42 recorded sessions for only $220 until May 15.  You can also purchase access to the 2017 pre-conference workshop videos, 2016 videos and audio DVDs at a similarly discounted rate. Visit the AHG  conference site   for more information about how purchase these resources. The complete list and description of 2016 and 2017 sessions can be viewed on the conference site. Reminder: the RFP for AHG 2018 1st round proposals is now open until April 20 #ahg #video
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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available.  Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 10! Interested in submitting or have an idea for a topic? Please email AHEAD Manager of Communications & Events, Valerie Spears ( valerie@ahead.org ) or give us a call at 704-947-7779.  We welcome your feedback! Deadline to submit to The HUB, Issue 11: Friday, July 27, 2018
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AHEAD is transitioning away from most of its listservs, having recently implemented online community-based member engagement tools within its newly-designed website. The online communities offer a much more robust way to network with others and share resources. A complete list of the listservs scheduled to be discontinued Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern is below. PLEASE NOTE THAT AHEAD AFFILITE LISTSERVS WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL. AHEAD currently has 22 Communities located on its website. Many that will directly replace the listservs being shut down.  As an AHEAD member, you are welcome to join any of the new Communities.  If you would like AHEAD to ...
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One of AHEAD's Partner Members, VFO Group , will be presenting a sponsored webinar that is  complimentary to the first 90 AHEAD members to join. University-Wide Licensing of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities: A National Model Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 3 - 4 pm ET About This Webinar:   The City University of New York ( CUNY ), is rapidly embracing innovative strategies to increase access to its programs and offerings and in CUNY Chancellor Milliken's words: "We have to develop pathways for students to reenter and succeed in college." With the support of the University's senior leadership, and with funding from the ...
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AHEAD is extending The Next Chapter early bird registration pricing until April 25. This professional development event is offered specifically for experienced DS staff. A rare opportunity to get in-depth training, extensive networking opportunities, and hands-on, guided experience in resolving real-world situations. Five 16-hour master classes are available: Disability Law: Lessons in Application for the Advanced Disability Professional Principles of Reasonableness: Returning to Basics to Address Nuanced Issues Students with Autism, An Expanding Frontier Advanced Practices for Disability Services in Health Sciences Programs Growing an IT Accessibility ...
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Registration and program information for the 2018 AHEAD Annual Conference is now available. We hope you will join us in Albuquerque in Jul
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The National Center on College Students with Disabilities ( NCCSD ) at AHEAD publishes research briefs on topics related to college students with disabilities in the United States. The NCCSD is seeking proposals from professionals and researchers interested in developing a research brief related to employment and college students with disabilities.  All NCCSD research briefs include: an overview of research and other relevant published information on a focused topic; research-based recommendations for researchers and administrators in higher education; and recommendations for future research on the topic. Examples of previously published NCCSD ...
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AHEAD Members, you can login to the website to review JPED Volume 31, Issue 1 and visiting:  https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31
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AHEAD has added new "Research Highlights" for members only.  Be sure to sign in to access the following pages. Double Time? Examining Extended Testing Time Accommodations in Postsecondary Settings Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Student Veterans What Keeps Students with Disabilities from Using Accommodations in Postsecondary Education? A Qualitative Review
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AHEAD is pleased to announce a new member benefit: FREE WEBINARS! You can now access recordings of AHEAD's best archived webinars from 2013 through 2016.  Feel free to view as many as you'd like; enjoy on your own or invite colleagues to share in the professional development. Visit  ahead.org/professional-resources/recorded-webinars  to find a session that interests you!   AHEAD strives to provide strong support and resources to our members, and look forward to adding more member benefits in the coming year and beyond. #webinars #fr
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