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The  Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability  (JPED) is recruiting authors of articles who have integrated relevant disability, accessibility, universal design, and related content within their postsecondary academic and professional development courses in a variety of subject areas to be published in a special issue of the journal.  Topic of JPED’s Special Issue:  Integrating disability, accessibility, and/or universal design content within postsecondary courses 1-2 Page Proposals Due:  December 6, 2021 to  sherylb@uw.edu   The proposal should outline the article type (Research Article or Practice Brief), author(s) with titles and ...
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Submit your conference presentation proposal by November 15, 2021! We’re thrilled to begin planning for an in-person conference for July 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio, and we welcome your presentation proposals! Conference planners are interested in innovative topics that bring new insights to equity for disabled people in higher education environments. Presentations from partnered colleagues from different institutions are highly encouraged. Program planners are especially interested in welcoming newer presenters with diverse experiences and will offer mentor support to selected presenters. Find complete details at https://www.ahead.org/events-programming/conferences/2022-proposals-resources ...
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ATHEN is hosting the first ever “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Accessibility: Starting with Math” virtual conference on February 10th and 11th, 2022. We are striving to create a diverse conference where experts can share their best practices, solutions, techniques, etc. for accessing and creating accessible STEM content in higher education. Conference Details, Dates, Registration, Cost Call for Proposal (Google Form) (Open now!) Take a sneak peek into the complexities in creating accessible STEM content in the YouTube video “Factors involved in making STEM content accessible” (10-minutes). Looking forward to engaging in this much needed ...
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Accessing Higher Ground - A Hybrid Event November 15 - 19, 2021 Early Registration Discount for Virtual Conference Ends Friday - Oct. 8 AHG 2021 will be in-person with a virtual component . Review virtual agenda and pricing .
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AHEAD is pleased to announce the publication of The 2018 Biennial AHEAD Survey: Disability Resource Office Structures and Programs. This report gives up to date information on office titles and structures, average staffing numbers, campus outreach and constituents, student-staff ratios and more! The report can be accessed on AHEAD’s Information Services Portal ,
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AHEAD is pleased to announce the publication of The Biennial AHEAD Survey: Reporting on Disability Resource Professionals in Higher Education. This report gives the latest information on personal demographics, educational background, job structures, professional experience, salaries and compensation. The report can be accessed on AHEAD’s Information Services Portal : The Biennial AHEAD Survey This year AHEAD is also providing a more detailed look at professional salaries. Watch for a special report on this topic to be posted next month! Questions or comments? Feel free to contact Sally Scott ( sally@ahead.org )
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New AHEAD Code of Ethics

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Dear AHEAD Members:            In July, the AHEAD Board of Directors was presented with a revised and updated AHEAD Code of Ethics for review and consideration. Given the importance of a Code of Ethics in guiding professional behavior and decision making and the fact that the existing AHEAD Code of Ethics was last reviewed in 1997, Adam Lalor (Landmark College), Lyman Dukes III (University of South Florida), Sally Scott (AHEAD), Lourdes Quinones (University of South Florida), and Joseph Madaus (University of Connecticut) were charged with revising and updating the Code of Ethics for consideration by the AHEAD Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce ...
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Accessing Higher Ground November 15 - 19, 2021 AHG 2021 will be onsite at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel , Colorado. Review agenda and pricing . Registration Attendee Registration  for the onsite conference is now open at:  https://cvent.me/7yOMKW Virtual conference registration will open in early October 1-Week Program & Over 140 Hours of Content The accepted sessions for the program are now posted on the conference site. Pre-conference Nine sessions, 3-hours in length, including hands-on workshops, will be offered during the pre-conference. More Pre-conference Information Fees Main Conference: $499* Pre- ...
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Overview AHEAD is pleased to announce the continuation of our Foundations in Disability Resources monograph series. This series is designed to focus on practical professional knowledge and information for “newer” professionals in the field of disability resources. We are seeking proposals from professionals interested in developing a monograph to be published in 2022. More information on possible content and focus of this monograph are provided below. All monographs will be: Theory-based, including literature and research references and citations where relevant Practice oriented, conversational in tone, and including many examples Approximately ...
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The following research project has been reviewed by  AHEAD’s Research Review Panel  and approved for distribution to the membership. We share these research opportunity notices with you to participate at your discretion. However, we encourage you to participate in this timely study related to college student mental health and the experiences of disability resource professionals.  If you have questions about AHEAD’s research review process, feel free to contact Dr. Nancy Chinn, chair. For questions about the study , please contact the researcher, Ian Lane. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS University of Massachusetts Medical School is conducting a ...
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AHEAD is piloting a new initiative to support members who are interested in exploring and enhancing their use of data to understand, evaluate, and promote campus coaching services for students. We are forming a time-limited Community of Practice (CoP) that will consist of a small group of committed professionals who are leading coaching services or a coaching program on a college campus. This group of 4-6 professionals will meet virtually during the Fall 2021 term to engage in reflection, sharing, and goal setting with this small cadre of peers on the topic of coaching service evaluation. The CoP will be co-facilitated by three professionals with expertise in ...
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With the opening of its Call for Presentations, AHEAD has begun planning for its 44 th  annual, international conference: Equity and Excellence: Access in Higher Education, which we hope will be an in-person event in Austin, Texas in July 2021.  AHEAD members play an important part in the conference, not only as presenters but in helping to select and support the program.   We are looking for interested members to fill the following volunteer roles, some of which do not require conference attendance. If you are interested in getting involved, please complete the volunteer form .  Opportunities include:  Reviewing proposals anonymously . Review ...
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The   Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability   (JPED) is the official peer reviewed journal of the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD).  AHEAD is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of full participation in higher education for disabled people.  The Journal is the leading forum for scholarship in the field of postsecondary disability resources and services.  A refereed journal, JPED has been published for over 30 years, bringing to the field scholarly articles and innovative practice briefs on a variety of related topics that emphasize research, policy issues, demographic trends, and campus-based practices. ...
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In May 2020, AHEAD conducted a survey of higher educational professionals who work with college students with disabilities to get a national perspective on experiences and barriers occurring during the COVID-19 transitions to remote learning. Lead by principle investigator, Dr. Katherine Aquino, we gathered data to share with the higher education community about emerging topics. AHEAD is pleased to announce the survey findings are now available and posted on  AHEAD’s COVID-19 Resources  page . Check out the link to the report under  AHEAD Research and Data ! This resource page does not require an AHEAD log in. We encourage you to download and share ...
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Couldn't join us in real-time for AHEAD 2020? Here's your chance to check out what you missed! Purchase the entire virtual package for a limited time! We’ve captured over 50 hours of professional development content, from legal updates to distance learning strategies to COVID resources and beyond! Member cost for all 50+ hours of content is $300, or approximately $6/hour per presentation. AHEAD Members be sure to use the discount code found on our discount code page .  Find complete details of all sessions at ahead.org/events-programming/conferences/2020-equity-and-excellence/presentations-discussions Register for the entire conference package at c ...
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IEL Releases New Guide

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Washington, DC  — Twenty-six percent of people in the U.S. reported having a disability in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National data also shows that people with disabilities are less likely to complete high school, achieve a college degree or higher, or find a job, leading to higher rates of poverty. Inclusive education is key to sustained financial independence. While most institutions of higher education have incorporated basic elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in their policies and practices, higher education has failed to achieve full inclusion of students with disabilities. The Institute ...
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The AHEAD leadership mourns the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We recognize that while their deaths anger and sadden us all, the cumulative impact of the many losses of Black lives to police brutality and the overt and covert racism take a tremendous emotional toll on our Black colleagues and other colleagues of color. These tragic losses have happened during a time when communities of color are already being disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and its impact on their physical, social, and emotional well-being.  We are heartbroken and we extend our heartfelt concern and support to you and to the Black students and ...
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Dear colleagues, On behalf of the AHEAD Board of Directors, I am writing to announce and congratulate the 2020 AHEAD Award winners! Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a colleague and celebrate their many contributions to AHEAD and to the field! Here is a bit about each award recipient: Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University, and, Dr. Kristie Orr, Texas A&M University Jamie Axelrod is immediate past President of the AHEAD Board of Directors and longtime director at Northern Arizona University. Jamie’s nomination highlights his service to AHEAD through teaching, leadership and mentorship. ...
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AHEAD COVID-19 Quick Survey

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended higher education as campuses have rapidly moved to remote education and services. As the spring term draws to a close, please take a few minutes to help us learn more about how this experience has gone for students with disabilities. If you are a higher education professional who supports students with disabilities in any capacity , we are interested in what you have observed in your work promoting campus access during the COVID 19-related institutional responses. Your input will help us: Build a more accurate picture of how institutional responses to the pandemic have affected access for students with disabilities, ...
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AHEAD is going VIRTUAL in 2020!

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We're going VIRTUAL in 2020! Join us for AHEAD’s 2020 Annual Conference from the comfort of your home or office!  The virtual event will span three-weeks and feature real-time and recorded access to over  40-hours of professional development presentations and numerous opportunities to participate in discussions with members and content experts. Knowledge and Practice Community meetings, a virtual Exhibit Hall, and AHEAD’s business meeting and awards recognition will round out the event. Each week will include: Three Featured Presentations, beginning with the Opening Plenary with Judith Heumann, disability rights leader and civil rights ...
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