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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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Read below. If you agree that H.R. 620 is a step back towards the time when disabled individuals were segregated Call your Representative and tell them vote no. Call your Senator and let them know that you are opposed to any similar bill in the Senate.   H.R. 620,  " ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 " has 108 cosponsors (97R, 11D) and is likely to come up for a vote this week.  While the bill requires the Department of Justice to educate businesses on their failure to comply with a quarter century old ADA Standards of Accessible Design, updated with much fanfare in 2010, its key provision significantly restricts the ability of individuals to enforce ...
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Check out the NEW VIDEO from the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) at www.NCCSDonline.org and learn more about us!  Feel free to share widely . NCCSD offers: A searchable Clearinghouse of resources (at www.NCCSDClearinghouse.org ) Technical assistance for questions or referral on any topic related to disability and higher education (for anyone - not just students!) Statistics and research about college students with disabilities, including research briefs about data on college students and campus climate Crisis resources tailored for people with disabilities A DREAM student group with campus chapters and affiliates ...
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The new website has features that keep AHEAD members connected. Including:  Social network capabilities and online communities that will eventually replace our listserv system; Simple tools for staying in touch with colleagues; and  A space for sharing documents and other resources to support AHEAD's members. So, pardon our dust while we're under construction! We'll be adding new resources for a while, but we invite you to see what we've started.  To login to the new website and access AHEAD member-only content and resources, you will first need to set up your password. You can update your password by using your AHEAD member-associated email ...
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JPED Volume 30, issue 4 is now available for AHEAD members by visiting   our current JPED page !   This issue of the JPED includes: A Commitment to Publish Scholarly Literature: From the Editor   Roger D. Wessel Student Voices: Recommendations for Improving Postsecondary Experiences of Students with Disabilities Allison R. Fleming Kathleen Marie Oertle Anthony J. Plotner Cognitive Flexibility and Its Relationship to Academic Achievement and Career Choice of College Students with and Without Attention Deficit Disorder Suneeta Kercood Tara T. Lineweaver Colleen C. Frank Erik D. Fromm Measuring Self-Advocacy Skills Among Student Veterans ...
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"Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities" (Second Edition) by Janet Medina is now for sale on the AHEAD website.  To order, please visit or Publications for Sale page .  AHEAD members , be sure to login to receive your discounted sale price of $35.50 in comparison to non-member sale price of $45.00! Description:   Disability Services personnel often find themselves encountering a wide range of psycho-educational records submitted by students to document their learning disabilities. This updated “field guide” to diagnostic assessment explains the rationale and current state of LD evaluation, introduces ...
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