2019 AHEAD Conference Session Handouts

AHEAD supports participant use of conference presentation materials by posting electronic copies of presenters’ slides and handouts. Participants can then download, upload, or print materials in the format that works best for them. This page will begin to be populated with conference materials in mid to late-June.

Please contact Carol Funckes if you do not see session materials for a presentation you plan to attend or if you find a file is not accessible.

Block 1 Session Handouts

1.1:  Assistive Technology: An Essential Tool to Support Students in College

1.2:  Effective Communication for Disability Professionals

1.3:  Panel Discussion Community College's Open Access and Otherwise Qualified

1.4:   So You Want to Live on Campus? Navigating Residence Life While Living on the Autism Spectrum

1.5:  Transition Programming

1.6:  Planning Accessible Campus Events

1.7:  Increasing Access to Study Abroad for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students

1.8:  New Strategies That Prepare Students with Mental Health Challenges for Career Success

  • No handouts will be available for this session.

1.9:  Cripping Campus: Disabled Student Activism and Leadership in Disability Cultural Centers in Higher Ed


1.10:  Hilton or Residence Hall?  Managing the Increase in Housing Accommodation Requests

1.11: Above the "Baseline - Building Better Practices for Complex Requests

1.12:  Making the Connection: DSS Professionals and Our Position as Partners and Resources in Making Sexual Assault Response Services Accessible

1.13:  What They Aren't Saying: Faculty (Un)Willingness to Accommodate Students with Hidden Disabilities

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Block 2 Session Handouts

2.1:  The State of the Nation: Challenging Accommodation Trends in Our Community

2.2:  Words Matter: Using Language to Guide a Social Justice Approach

2.3:  Community College Opens Doors; but What About Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

2.4:  ASD Transition Supports that Work!

2.5:  Online Course Accessibility


2.6:  Individualization, The Interactive Process and Fundamental Alteration

2.7:  The Journey From Worst to First: Rebuilding DS to Support Students in Health Sciences

2.8:  Improving Access to STEM Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Critical Resources for Teachers, Parents, Students and Employers

2.9:  Universally Designing Student Services - What Are We Doing Right? What Can We Do Better? How?

2.10:  Trauma and Learning: A Community College's Approach to Serving Students Living with Traumatic Life Experiences

2.11:  Note-sharing Versus Lecture Capture: Reconceptualizing Notes-based Accommodations

2.12:  Building Accommodations in the Creative Classroom

2.13:  Reasonable Student-Staff Ratios: It's More Than Just a Number

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Block A Session Handouts

A1:  OCR Year in Review

  • OCR does not allow provide printed/electronic support materials for this presentation.

A2:  Everyday Ableism - Exploring Disability Bias and Microaggressions

A3:  Universal Design For Learning: Accessible To ALL

A4:  The Dance of Coaching: How to Support Parents Who Want to Cut In?

A5: Online Access & Accommodations: We've Been There, Done That

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Block 3 Session Handouts

3.1:  Comprehensive Accessibility Training Means Everyone, Including Students

3.2:  Embracing Your Diversity and Identities to Navigate Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

3.3:   What to Do: Part Time Students Spending Full Time on Commuter Campus

3.4:  Neurodiversity and the College Campus

3.5:  Research Panel

3.6:  ADA and Legal Education: Where Disability Law Meets Law School

3.7:  A New Approach to Clinical Accommodations: Dissecting Decisions

3.8:  Scotia Goes to College and Other Stories About How to Stay Out of the Legal Dog House on Campus

3.9:  Worth A Thousand Words (But Please Use Less!) Audio Description and Non-Visual Access

3.10:  Improving Math Success: Learning Strategies, Apps, Memory Aids, 3-D Accommodation and Substitutions

3.11:  Program Review of the DS Office: Beyond Basic Numbers

3.12:  Perspectives on Disability Services from Students with Psychosocial Disabilities

  • This session is a discussion with a panel of college students with disabilities. No slides or handouts will be used.

3.13:  The Triple A (AAA) of OER: Accessibility, Availability, and Affordability

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Block 4 Session Handouts

4.1:  Digital Accessibility at Four Colleges in Western Massachusetts: Proven Strategies

4.2:  Disability Justice and Ableism in Higher Education

4.3:  When Two Rights Make a Wrong: Understanding the Complexity Disability Laws Place on Dual Enrollment Program

College Students with Autism

  • This is a question and answer facilitated discussion. No handouts will be used.

4.5:  Veteran Research Panel

4.6:  At the Intersection of Disability and Conduct (AVC)

4.7:  Technical Standards: A Foundation for Equitable Access


4.8:  Title IX- Accommodating Pregnant & Parenting Students

4.9:  Back to the Basics: Assistive Listening Devices for Disability Service Providers

4.10:  Increasing Diversity: Including Students with Intellectual Disability in Higher Education

4.11:  Accessible Wayfinding on Campus: Exploring an Inter-Professional Collaboration Experience with Student Developers

4.12:  Supporting D1 Student-Athletes with Disabilities at a Research 1 Institution

4.13:  Writing for the AHEAD Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED)

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Block B Session Handouts

B1:  Legal Year in Review

B2:  Know Your WHY to Excel at Your WHAT

B3:  Building a Campus-wide Universal Design Framework from the Ground Up

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Block 5 Session Handouts

5.1: Campus-Wide Accessibility Testing: Creating & Testing with a Fluent Assistive Technology User Pool

5.2:  Collaboration Across Campus

5.3:  Transferring Community College Credits and Accommodations to Four-Year Institutions

5.4:  Point/Counterpoint: Aides in the Classroom

5.5:  Using Data to Gain Support for Your Growing Needs

5.6:  Plan, Don't Panic: Campus Crisis and Disaster Planning for Disability Service Providers


5.7:  Building Bridges: Best Practices for Working with Administrators and Faculty

5.8:  Advancing Inclusive Teaching: A Framework for Collaboration Between Faculty and Disability Services Providers

5.9:  Ghosted in the Classroom : A Proactive DS Approach to Accommodation Management

5.10:  Supporting Students with Physical Disabilities in their Transition to Employment

5.11:  Invisible Identities: A Panel featuring Trans* Students with Disabilities

  • No handouts will be available for this session.

5.12:  ACCESS: An Evidence-Based Treatment Program for Improving the Educational and Social-Emotional Functioning of College Students with ADHD


5.13:  Program Review and Evaluation Practices of Disability Resource Offices

5.14:  The Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

  • Slides for this presentation are delayed. Please check back after July 4th to print or upload this information. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Block 6 Session Handouts

6:1  Navigating Captioning and YouTube Media

6.2:  The Care and Feeding of a Disability Coordinator: Supervision in the Real World


CANCELLED - 6.3:  Providing Access on the Inside

6.4:   Is That My Job?  Academic Advisors' Commitment to Accessibility and Success

6.5:  Research Panel


6.6:  Putting All the Puzzle Pieces Together to Provide Access

6.7:  A Rose by Any Other Name: Centering Disability (Studies) to Cultivate Student Success

6.8:  Disability Rights are Civil Rights: Infusing Disability Justice Into Average DS Offices

6.9:  All Aboard the Hot Mess Express: A Group Model for Executive Functioning Impairments

6.10:  Moving the Conversation Forward: Accommodating Graduate and Professional School Students

6.11:   The Intersection of Student Veterans & Disability

  • No slides or handouts will be used during this presentation.

6.12:  Scrutinizing Disability Documentation Across the Lifespan

6.13:  Excellence with Equity: EIT Strategies & Best Practices

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Block 7 Session Handouts

7.1:  Effective Use of Database and Workflows in Providing Document Conversion Accommodations

7.2:  Inclusive Leadership

7.3:  Working With What You’ve Got: Doing More with Less

7.4:   “Blind People Can’t Be Data Scientists”: Tales from the Trenches of Faculty Training

7.5:  STEM Research Panel

7.6:  Piloting an Electronic Registration Process: No Meeting, No Problem?

CANCELLED - 7.7:  Transformers: From Accommodations Factory to Accessibility Center and Beyond

7.8:  DS' Role in BIT & the FERPA Myths Interfering in Supporting Students in Crisis

7.9:  Making Online Course Components Accessible: What Instructors Need to Know

7.10:  Critical Decision Making in DRS: Process, Principles & Practice

7.11:  ASSESS THIS!: Exploring Lessons Learned from a 12-Month Access Assessment Project


7.12:  Collaborative Efforts for Student Transition to Post-Secondary Education


7.13:  Assistive Technology to Support Executive Functioning

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Block 8 Session Handouts

8.1:   Best Practices for Notetaking Accommodations: Research, Practices, Policies, and Technology

8.2:  Finding Your Why:  Staying Inspired, Managing Burnout, and Leading Your Team

8.3:  Faculty Collaboration in Health Sciences

8.4:  Coaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

8.5:  Research Panel

8.6:  Proactively Addressing Campus-Wide Physical & Program Accessibility

8.7:  Disability Cultural Centers and AHEAD: Interactive Panel with Disability Cultural Center Leaders

8.8: Develop an Accessibility Plan Now... Why? How?

8.9:  Program Standards for Disability Services: Practical Recommendations for Standards Implementation


8.10:  How to Read YOUR State Law Regarding Animals on Campus

8.11:  A Neighborhood Model of Accessibility: Re-Envisioning the Work of Accessibility Services

8.12:  Bridging the Employability Gap: A Partnership of Four Postsecondary Institutions in Canada

8.13:  PDF Accessibility: Know the Standards, Mitigate Your Risk

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Concurrent Session Handouts

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 20, 2018