Lunch and Learn Sessions

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

#LL1 Disability & Public Policy: What Does it Mean for Accommodating Students?

Kelly Hermann, Empire State College SUNY

Emily Lucio, Catholic University in America

Linda Nissenbaum, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

Policy?  Ugh, you say?  Wait - give us a chance! This is a can't miss session with the members of AHEAD's standing committee on public policy. We will help DS providers gain the knowledge and tools they need to effect change and extend AHEAD's reach to YOUR local and state policy arenas to increase access for all of our students.

Audience: All

Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

#LL2 Disability Resources Professionals and Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Collaboration and Consultation

Tom Thompson, Emeritus, William R. Harper College

Cate Weir, Think College

Dedra Hafner, Edgewood College

Kathy Haberer, Lewis and Clark Community College

Postsecondary programs for student with intellectual disabilities are growing steadily in higher education.  Many Disability Resources professionals are unsure of how they will interact with students with intellectual disabilities and what types of accommodations or support they should offer.  AHEAD has a task force on Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Postsecondary Education which is addressing these questions.  In this session, you will hear from a panel of DS professionals, coordinators of programs for students with ID and a Think College professional who will share ways to promote inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in higher education and learn about practical products and approaches currently in place on various campuses.

Audience: All

#LL3 Writing for the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability

David Parker, Executive Editor

Researchers and practitioners in the disability, technology, career and higher education fields, among others, regularly submit manuscripts to the JPED. This session is designed for those who are considering writing articles for the Journal and will include a review of current topics, what the JPED Editorial Board looks for in successful articles and a walk-through of the manuscript submission process.

Audience: Potential Authors