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New Issue of The Hub Available!

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Now that everyone has been gearing up for fall semester, we hope you'll take a moment to relax and enjoy The HUB, Issue 15 ! Be sure to log in to your member account to access. Interested in submitting an article 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 16: Thursday, October 31, 2019 For more information about submissions to The HUB and archives visit www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/hub ​
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AHEAD's New White Paper

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AHEAD is excited to announce a NEW white paper! Documenting Disability Professional and Student Interactions: Reason and Recommendations for Notes discusses solutions to the ongoing challenges and wide variation in disability resource professionals’ practice in recording notes on student interactions. The paper presents the results of a survey that explored disability resource practices for taking notes, offers guidance on documenting interactions with students, and includes examples to guide professional practice. Download your copy at: ahead.org/professional-resources/white-papers-guiding-documents
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Online Registration Attendee registration is now open at:  http://www.cvent.com/d/9yq1hh   Review pricing and other information on our website.   5-day Program The accepted sessions for the 5-day program is now posted at:  http://accessinghigherground.org/accepted-sessions-ahg-2019/     More Info If you have any questions contact Howard Kramer at 303-492-8672 or at the e-mail: hkramer@ahead.org Conference URL: http://accessinghigherground.o
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October 17-19, 2019 - Minneapolis, Minnesota Register by September 20 for Early-Bird Rate! Are you in your first three years of disability resource work? Are you hiring staff new to the field? Do you notice gaps in your knowledge that a foundational experience would help to fill? If so, this is the event for you! The AHEAD Start Academy will offer a foundational experience to disability resource professionals just acquiring or continuing to build fundamental knowledge and skills.  Topics this year include: • Disability Studies • Legal Concepts (504, ADA, case law, etc.) • Interaction with Students • Accommodation Design • Assistive Technology • Service ...
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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: Karen Andrews; University of California, Irvine Elisa Laird-Metke; Samuel Merritt University Additionally, we are happy to let you know that Jen Dugger; Portland State University, has accepted a one-year appointment to serve on the Board of Directors with a focus on equity and inclusion work for AHEAD. 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 ...
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AHEAD is serving as the facilitating organization for the GUDIN (Global University Disability and Inclusion Network) and additional information is now available on the AHEAD website .
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Can't join us in Boston, but still want to attend the Annual Conference? Join us virtually!  AHEAD will broadcast the opening plenary session and two concurrent presentations during each time block live, during the conference, complete with video, audio, and real-time captioning. All virtual registrants will also receive access to the full, captioned recordings of all 20 streamed sessions to use for professional development at your home campuses! Register by June 21 to receive the early-bird discount!  AHEAD members can find their discount code after logging into the website. Haben Girma will deliver the keynote presentation "Students with Disabilities ...
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July 9-13, 2019 at the Westin Boston Waterfront (Massachusetts)   Can't join us in Boston, but still want to attend the Annual Conference ? Join us virtually! This year, we'll be streaming two sessions per block. Help us decide what they'll be. Vote for the sessions you'd like to see live streamed. Most recordings will also be available after the conference! Submit your votes by Wednesday, May 8! surveygizmo.com/s3/4985225/Virtual-Conference-Poll-20
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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 Questions or comments? Please contact Sally Scott ( sally@ahead.org )
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New Issue of The Hub Available

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A new issue of The HUB is now available. Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 14 ! Interested in submitting an article 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 15: Friday, July 31, 2019. For more information about submissions to The HUB and archives visit  ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/hub
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Enter your best practices using data and/or research in the DS office. A top recognition of $500 will be awarded. Log into your member account and visit the Information Service Portal for submission guidelines
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Latest JPED is Now Available

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To access JPED 32(1) in DAISY, e-text, MP3, or PDF format, log in to your member account and visit: ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-32-issue-1  JPED 32(1) Table of Contents  • Identifying as a College Student with a Disability: From the Editor  • The Self-(un)Identification of Disability in Higher Education                   • Perceptions of College Students with Disabilities  • Returning to the Classroom Following Sport-Related Concussion:  Perspectives of College Student Athletes  • Investigating Challenges and Preferred Instructional Strategies in STEM  • Learning Strategy Instruction for College Students with ...
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Leadership and Influence: A Culture of Access Starts with the Your Purpose June 6, 13, & 20 from 3-4:30 pm Intentionally offered during the summer when you have more free time, this webinar series aims to help you focus on the mission and purpose of your office. Our goal is to encourage deep thinking and provide models for moving forward. You will explore how to identify a purpose that both guides your office and pushes it to be more than transactional. These webinars will support those working in large offices, small offices, or as the sole staff member addressing access on the campus. • Part I: Identifying Your Purpose (June 6) • Part II: Using ...
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AHEAD BOD Accepting Nominations

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Each year, AHEAD’s Nomination and Election process provides us with the opportunity to actively seek and engage new leaders who will bring critical representation, knowledge, and skills to AHEAD’s leadership. AHEAD is currently seeking diverse, visionary and effective leaders for its Board of Directors. In order to fulfill AHEAD’s mission, Board members must represent the increasing diversity of AHEAD’s membership and have a demonstrated commitment and capacity to deliver on AHEAD’s priorities of equity, diversity, inclusion, strategic planning and the like. AHEAD’s Board is committed to identifying nominees who represent multiple and intersecting identities ...
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Recipients will be recognized at the 2019 AHEAD Annual Conference , Saturday, July 13 in Boston, Massachusetts. Do you know a qualified professional or student who deserves recognition? AHEAD invites you to submit a nomination for someone you feel has gone above and beyond for students with disabilities in higher education. Use this opportunity to draw public attention to the exceptional work and leadership that surrounds us every day! Please sign in to the AHEAD website and review the complete 2019 AHEAD Awards information at: ahead.org/membership/2019-awards-nomination and consider submitting a nomination. All nominations are due by Monday, March ...
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Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the 2019 Equity & Excellence conference in Boston, MA? You can find full information by visiting our  2019 AHEAD Annual Conference Exhibit & Marketing  page
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HUB Issue 13 is Available!

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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available. Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 13 ! Interested in submitting an article 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 14 : Friday, March 29, 2019
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JPED 31(4) is Now Available!

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The latest issue of JPED is now available! To access JPED 31(4) in DAISY, e-text, MP3, or PDF format, log in to your member account and visit: ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-31/jped-volume-31-issue-4 JPED 31(4) Table of Contents Development of a First Year Success Seminar for College Students with Disabilities Sexual Coercion Experiences Among Canadian University Students with Disabilities University Students with Disabilities: Factors that Contribute to Their Self-Predicted Likelihood of Graduation Do Multimedia Instructional Designs Enhance Comprehension in College Students with Dyslexia? Social ...
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Third Annual ADA Cafe

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Join us for the Third Annual ADA Cafe with Scott Lissner! Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2-3:30 pm EST For the past three years this sold-out event has been a favorite among attendees. Be sure to register soon! Upon registration, attendees will be invited to submit questions of interest to make sure the ADA Cafe covers the topics YOU need! Topics may include: attendance flexibility; extended due dates on assignments; animals and access; conduct and Title IX issues; medical withdrawals; voluntary and involuntary academic suspension or probation; "reasonableness" determinations; distraction-reduced vs. individual room testing. AHEAD members receive a ...
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HUB Issue 12 Available!

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A new issue of  The HUB  is now available. Log in to your member account to access The HUB, Issue 12 ! 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 13 : Thursday,  January 31, 2019
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