Fall 2011 - Disability Topics in Higher Education

Timely – Crucial – Convenient!

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The AHEAD Center for Professional Development

Presents

Fall 2011 Regional Workshop

Disability Topics in Higher Education

November 17 & 18, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland

Executive Function and Self Regulation:

Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum


Jane Thierfeld Brown, University of Connecticut School of Law

Lorraine Wolf, Boston University

Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and

Adults with Learning Disabilities


Janet Medina, McDaniel University

Are You There Yet? What You Need to Know about Deadlines and Duties Under DOJ’s 2010 ADA Rules

Irene Bowen, ADA One, LLC

James Bostrom, US Department of Justice

Designed for disability services staff, college administrators, student affairs professionals and others, these workshops will enhance your knowledge base and give you practical applications for use on your campus, while offering a chance to meet your peers and make valuable connections.

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Faculty, Schedule, and Cost
Workshop Schedule at-a-Glance
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Executive Function and Self Regulation: Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Knowing who we are and understanding why we do what we do are the hallmarks of being an adult. These skills mature during adolescence and young adulthood, thus most students graduate college as fully fledged adults who possess the essential skills to take them to careers and adult life.

Moving students along the developmental continuum is part of our mission in disability services but curiously, these attributes seem to be differently developed in individuals on the autism spectrum.

This “authors’ series” workshop will use cutting edge theories of brain and cognitive development to understand the interplay between executive functioning and theory of mind. Participants will learn to foster development of self- regulatory skills in college students on the spectrum.

A complimentary copy of Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel is included in your registration.

Presenters:

Jane Thierfeld Brown, University of Connecticut School of Law

Lorraine Wolf, Boston University

Dates and Times:

Thursday, November 17, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 18, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

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Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities

Most colleges and universities are in agreement when it comes to requiring current, comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations of their students with disabilities in order to justify students’ requests for accommodations. Supported by a brief survey recently conducted by this author, many postsecondary disability support service providers come to their positions with little or no updated formal training in administration and/or interpretation of psychoeducational evaluations, even though they are required to request them and review them in order to assess the most appropriate academic accommodations for their students. The goal of this workshop is to help make psychoeducational reports more accessible to professionals working with postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Part of the focus of this presentation will also include the challenges of assessing English Language Learners [ELLs] with learning disabilities. Suggestions for aligning assessment results to academic accommodations will be included. Participants will have an opportunity to apply some of the material presented in the publication.

A complimentary copy of Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities is included in your registration.

Presenter:

Janet Medina, McDaniel University

Dates and Times:

Thursday, November 17, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 18, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Are You There Yet? What You Need to Know about Deadlines and Duties Under DOJ’s 2010 ADA Rules

In 2011 the Department of Justice issued the first major changes to its 1991 regulations under the ADA. Almost all policies and practices were to be in compliance by March 15 of this year. As of March 15, 2012, the 2010 Standards are mandatory for new construction and alterations.

This crucial information for disability resource and service Managers, 504/ADA Coordinators, General Counsel, Planning and Facilities Managements personnel explores key issues for higher education -- service animals and mobility devices, effective communication, and approaches to compliance -- from a variety of perspectives.

Increase your understanding of the impact of DOJ's 2011 rules on higher education, learn how to develop policies for particularly thorny issues, and gain practical tools for planning for compliance.

Attendees will explore real life examples of what works and what might work, and prepare for the impact of the regulations in higher education, both on a substantive and procedural level.

Presenters

Irene Bowen, ADA One, LLC

James Bostrom, US Department of Justice

Dates and Times:

Thursday, November 17, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 18, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

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Faculty, Schedule, and Cost

Irene Bowen

Irene Bowen, J.D., President of ADA One, LLC has more than 30 years of experience as Deputy Chief of the Disability Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Access Board. She has consulted extensively, and presented frequently for AHEAD and other higher education audiences as a keynote speaker and workshop trainer. She advises colleges, universities, private entities, and state and local governments on compliance with the ADA and related laws, and she assists them in developing self-evaluations and transition plans. She has authored or contributed to three guides on implementing the ADA.

James Bostrom

Mr. Bostrom. M. ARCH. serves as Deputy Chief, DRS, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bostrom manages the ADA Design Unit where he supervises a team of architects, code specialists, and other members of the professional staff. His unit provides key technical expertise for the Section’s enforcement and technical assistance activities. He works closely with DOJ’s attorneys, investigators, and information specialists. He also works closely with ADA compliance issues for State and local governments. For more than 30 years Mr. Bostrom has focused on accessibility and accessible design, design and human factors research, design consulting, publication development, and technical assistance.

Jane Thierfeld Brown

Dr. Thierfeld Brown is the Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Co-author of the newly published, Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel, she has worked in Disability Services for more than 30 years. Dr. Brown's main research interests are students with Asperger Syndrome in higher education and students with disabilities in high-stakes graduate programs. She is a long-time and active member of AHEAD, consults at many higher education institutions, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger Syndrome.

Janet Medina

Janet Medina, Psy.D. in School Psychology, has been active in the field of education for 30 years, particularly in positions related to special education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. In addition, she holds teacher certifications in five areas: elementary education (N-6), secondary social studies (7-12), reading (K-12), school psychology (K-12), and special education (K-12). She currently is an Associate Professor of Education at McDaniel College, teaching a range of courses in special education, bilingual special education, and educational psychology for both undergraduates and graduates. Prior to that, she spent about 13 years in direct service to postsecondary students with disabilities, as well as other academic support services and evaluation for a range of students. She is the author of Interpreting Diagnostic Assessments for Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities available from AHEAD.

Lorraine Wolf

Dr. Wolf is Director of Disability Services at Boston University, where she holds faculty appointments in psychiatry and rehabilitation sciences. Her research interests include the neuropsychology of attention disorders and service delivery for students with Asperger Syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disabilities. Co-author of Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel, Dr. Wolf has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. She presents frequently for AHEAD and other higher education professional organizations on attention and learning disorders, psychiatric disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

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Workshop Schedule at-a-Glance

Thursday, November 17, 2011  
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration Open
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Refreshment Break provided
3:45 pm – 5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops, continue
   
Friday, November 18, 2011  
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast provided
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent Workshops, continue.
10:30 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break provided
10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Workshops, continue.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch on Attendees’ Own
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Workshops, continue.
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Refreshment Break provided
3:45 pm – 5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops, continue.

Registration Fees

Received by AHEAD on or Before October 24, 2011

AHEAD Members
$239.00
Non-AHEAD Members $299.00

Received by AHEAD after October 24, 2011

AHEAD Members $289.00
Non-AHEAD Members $359.00

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Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore – BWI Airport

890 Elkridge Landing Road

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Telephone: 410-859-8400

 

The AHEAD Fall workshops will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton - BWI Hotel, conveniently located at Baltimore Washington International Airport, with complimentary shuttle service to both the BWI Airport and the BWI Amtrak station, and just off I-395 with complimentary parking!

AHEAD has secured a special block of rooms for workshop attendees at a cost of only $99.00 + tax/night for single occupancy, or $109.00 + tax/night for double occupancy.

Hotel reservations must by made by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24th by calling:

410-859-8400

Be sure to ask for the AHEAD discounted group rate.

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Registration Instructions and Form

Registration includes all workshop handouts and materials, refreshment breaks, Friday morning breakfast, and complimentary books as noted in the workshop descriptions.

Register by Fax or Mail

If you cannot pay for your registration with a credit card immediately online, please download the registration form below and submit it via FAX or mail.

Please note, Registrations received by October 24, 2011 save $50.00!

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