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The pre-conference and main conference agenda for the 2019 Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference is now posted. You can now view the full agenda , or register online ! If you have any questions contact Howard Kramer at 303-492-8672 or at the email below. e-mail: hkramer@ahead.org Conference URL: http://accessinghigherground.org
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Disability Equity by Design: A Three-Part Webinar This three-part webinar series will explore concepts that shape the disability experience and practical applications to the online environment that contribute to equitable learning experiences. Presented by AHEAD President-Elect, Amanda Kraus, and being sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium. This three-part series will be comprised of three 60-minute webinars. Webinars are designed ideally to be taken in sequence but can be taken individually. The webinar series irequires registration for each webinar . PART 1: RE/FRAMING DISABILITY Wednesday, May 6, 1:00-2:00 EASTERN time We will examine ...
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AHEAD is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 Topical Report, ADA Coordinators: A Report on Campus Structures and Roles. This report is based on the 2018 AHEAD survey of the membership and gives up to date information on campus structures and reporting lines for ADA coordinators as well as a variety of topics related to cross-campus access. You will find campus data on structures for serving employees with disabilities, ADA/504 grievance procedures, accommodating student employees with disabilities, and more. The report is available at no cost to the membership, and can be accessed on AHEAD’s Information Services Portal: ahead.org/professional-resources/information-services-portal/benchmark-data
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You can help to keep the National Center for College Students With Disabilities ( NCCSD ) open. As an AHEAD member or supporter, I am sure you are aware of the critically important work the NCCSD provides to students with disabilities, their families, and college staff. You can help keep the Center open. As you may know, the NCCSD, which is currently housed at AHEAD, is  scheduled to close next June . We are working with Congress to keep the Center open through at least the end of next fiscal year, September 2020. This will give Congress time to plan for and provide funding for a longer-term extension of the Center. While we have been successful in the ...
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The Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day (WRCSAD) conference is a multifaceted event that promotes the field of Student Affairs. This day-long conference serves a wide audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as new and experienced professionals in Student Affairs. The 2019 Conference is hosted by  Chapman University  on  Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m . Registration options include: Early Bird Registration – Register by September 20, 2019: Undergraduate students - $25 Graduate students - $25 Professional - $45 Late Registration – Registration after September 20, 2019: Undergraduate ...
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New JPED Available

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The latest issue of JPED is now available!The latest issue of JPED is now available! To access JPED 32(3) 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-3  JPED 32(3) Table of Contents  • Special Issue on Accommodations, and a Tribute to a JPED Legend: From the Editor                   • Disability Accommodation Requests: Prevalence and Preference of Review Processes at Postsecondary Institutions in the United States  • Impact of Disability Services on Academic Achievement Among College Students with Disabilities  • "It's a Constant Fight:" ...
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Did you attend the 2019 AHEAD Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts? Would you like to revisit the content and share with colleagues? You're in luck! Through September 24, you have access to the 2019 Virtual Conference videos for only $29.99 (AHEAD Members Only)! You'll have access to over 25 hours of content, including the fantastic opening plenary featuring Haben Girma, J.D. , the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law. These videos could be used in the classroom, for staff training, or as a review of the valuable information presented at the 2019 Annual Conference. Check out a full list of sessions here! If you did not attend the ...
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We need your assistance in disseminating this survey out to current and past students in departments or colleges that have a focus on Computer Science, Digital Media, Environmental Design, or other technical or design-related programs. Please consider passing along the request below (also available to download and available  online ) to faculty or chairs on your campus to help us disseminate this survey. The results could show the benefits of teaching accessibility and Universal Design in college courses. Please contact Howard Kramer by if you have any questions. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...
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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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