Presentation Handouts

AHEAD is committed to creating an accessible and sustainable conference experience. Part of that is providing conference materials for participants to download, upload or print materials  in the format of their choice before the conference. Handouts will not be distributed on paper during the conference. We will begin uploading presentation slides and handouts a few weeks before the conference.

Block 1: WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NOW SESSION 7.5 - 1.1: Creating and Supporting Digital and Accessible Math Instruction in an Online Learning Environment

1.2: The Influence of Faculty, Staff, and Student Workers on Sense of Belonging Among College Students with Disabilities

1.3: Adapting to the Needs of Diverse Learners: A Closer Look at Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

1.4: Exploring Vocational Mentorship: A Method to Improve Graduation Rates among Disenfranchised Students

1.5: Data Driven- Storytelling with Numbers (SESSION CANCELLED)

1.6: Who IS an Otherwise Qualified Student with a Disability?

1.7: Promoting Friendships for Young Adults with Disabilities in Inclusive College Courses

1.8: Research Panel

A. Goal Attainment and Quality of Life through Inclusive College for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability

B. Exploring the Need for a Comprehensive Postsecondary Education Program for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

1.9: Race and Disability: The Intersectionality

1.10: The "College Model" for Case Management: Four Perspectives on Making the Shift

1.11: Global Access: A Renewed Partnership to Expand Equitable Access Abroad

Block 2: WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

2.1: From Passive to Active: Teaching NVDA to Create Digital Access

2.2: Building a More Accessible and Inclusive Learning Environment in Higher Education: Outcomes of a Training Program for Faculty and Staff

2.3: A Collaborative Approach to Equitable Opportunity: Removing Barriers to Career Success for Neurodivergent Students

2.4: Research Year in Review

2.5: A Case Study Approach – Accommodation Decision Making

2.6: The Black Panthers, the Butterfly Brigade, and the United Farm Workers of America: Their role in the Disability Rights Movement

2.7: Adapting to the Unexpected: Remote Support for Blind and Low Vision Students in the Pandemic

2.8: Cultural Implications and Multicultural Competencies in Working with Latinx Students with Disabilities

2.9: Under Siege from Demanding Stakeholders? How Access/Disability Services Can Remain Cool, Calm, and Collaborative 

2.10: Promoting Self-Determination in Challenging Times

2.11: A Guiding Framework for Decision Making: A Three-Step Process for Simple to Complex Situations

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Block 3: WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

3.1: Developing Your Social Media Accessibility Toolkit

3.2: The Faculty Factor

3.3: Ten Tips for Working Effectively with Administration

3.4: Online Engagement Strategies for Students With Autism

3.5: Inclusion is More Than a Checkbox: A Framework for Supporting Co-researchers with Disabilities on Research Teams

3.6: Just What are Your Effective Communications Obligations

3.7: Where do you begin? Building an Inclusive Higher Education Course of Study for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

3.8: Self-Care for the Helping Professional: How to Hold Boundaries and Avoid Burnout

3.9: Closing the Loop on Disability Services Delivered Online

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Block A: THURSDAY, JULY 22, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

A1: OCR Year in Review

  • Presentation materials will not be available for this session

A2: Exploring Our Diversity: A Conversation about Racial Identity and Disability Resources Work

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Block 4: THURSDAY, JULY 22, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

4.1: The Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

4.2: Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies

4.3: BIT, SOC, CARE Team, Title IX and Students with Autism

4.4: How-to: Develop an ADA Faculty Training Program

4.5: Compassion Fatigue: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

4.6: Workplace Accommodations: Are They Different?

4.7: When the Spirit of Compliance Fails: The Importance of Mattering, Social Justice, and Diversity

4.8: The Accessible New Normal: Campus Collaboration to Build Back Better (SESSION CANCELLED)

4.9: AHEAD's New Monograph Series: A Conversation with the Authors

4.10: Get to Know AHEAD!

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Block 5: THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

5.1: A Comprehensive Look at Note-Taking Accommodations: From Coordination Through Technology

5.2: Using a Restorative Framework to Increase Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Equity for Disabled Students in Higher Education

5.3: The Nitty Gritty of Training Student Workers in Disability Resource Offices to Assist Students

5.4: The Documentation Disconnect: Are LD students in public schools getting the documentation needed for high-stakes tests and post-secondary education?

5.5: Individualization, The Interactive Process and Fundamental Alteration

5.6: Applying Research to Practice: Using a Critical Disability Studies Lens to Further Equity for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

5.7: Collaborating with Health Science Programs to Facilitate Equity and Access for Students with Disabilities

5.8: What Happens When OCR Comes a Calling?

5.9: Re-framing Our Understanding of Disability: Moving Towards a Social Constructivist Framework

5.10: Improve Math Success: Learning Strategies, Apps, Mindfulness, Memory Aids, Workshops, 3-D Accommodation, Co-requisites and Substitutions

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Block 6: THURSDAY, JULY 22, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

6.1: Educate, Navigate, Self-Advocate: Improving Assistive Technology Engagement Through Inclusive Processes

6.2: Results from a Survey to Measure the Benefits of Accessibility and Universal Design Topics in Course Curricula

6.3: This is our Moment: Creating a Different Future for Disabled Students in Higher Ed

  • This will be a panel discussion. No slides will be used but we look forward to hearing from the audience.

6.4: It's Not Just About Extended Time: Evolution of Testing Accommodations and Ensuring Equitable Experiences for Students with Disabilities

6.5: Becoming Self-Determined and a Self-Advocate: Supporting College Students with Disabilities in Becoming Their Own Champions

6.6: When Form Meets Function: Accessibility Can be Engaging, Useful, and Beautiful (Session Cancelled)

6.7: In Their Own Words: What Causes and Alleviates Course-Related Stress for Students with Disabilities?

6.8: The Big Shift: Student Experiences with Virtual Transition and Disability Services Offices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

6.9: Coming out of the Closet Twice: Disability, Gender and Sexual Orientation

6.10: Holding the Accessibility Umbrella: Effective Leadership as ADA Coordinator and Accessibility/Disability Services Director

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Block B: FRIDAY, JULY 23, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

B1: Legal Year in Review

B2: How to use the free CommonLook tools for testing, remediation and creation of fully accessible, standards compliant PDF documents

B3: Resisting the Label: Disability Identity and Higher Education

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Block 7: FRIDAY, JULY 23, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

7.1: Advancing the Craft of Disability Resources: A Panel Discussion

7.2: Resources and Reflections on Providing Exam Accommodations in a Remote Learning Environment

7.3: Support for Military Students with a Disability

7.4: Effective Ways to Support Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries: Perspectives from a Provider, Researcher, and Survivor

7.5: Creating and Supporting Digital and Accessible Math Instruction in an Online Learning Environment

7.6: Technical Standards: What, Why and How?

7.7: Bending the Faculty Learning Curve

7.8: Along the Continuum: Innovative Collaborations for Inclusive Study Abroad Programming

7.9: Framing your Data story for Decision-Making and Advocacy

7.10: Connections During COVID: Emerging as Disability Professionals and Embracing New Environments Amidst a Pandemic

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Block 8: FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

8.1: Trending Tech Tools: What's New, What's Improved & What's on the Horizon for the Assistive Technology & Accessibility Fields

8.2: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Temporary Conditions and Service Provision

8.3: The Power of Habit: Making Accessibility a Habit Instead of an Afterthought

8.4: Collaborative Opportunities Between Disability Services and Housing: How University Students with ASD can Benefit from Living Learning Communities (SESSION CANCELLED)

8.5: Providing Effective, Career-Focused College Support to Students with ASD

8.6: Working with Students with Diabetes and Chronic Illnesses on Campus: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Through REACH

8.7: Let's Talk About Sex: The importance of Sex and Disability Discussions in Higher Education

8.8: Research Panel

A. Self-Determination of Students with Disabilities in their First Year at College

B. How Are Student Affairs and Student Services Impacting the Experience of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education? A Review of the Literature

8.9: Extended Time: What Faculty Needs to Know

8.10: Courage, Change Agent, and Daring to Lead: Working Toward Inclusion of Disabled Individuals Campus-wide

  • There will not be handouts available for this session

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Block 9: FRIDAY, JULY 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

9.1: Minimizing Email to Maximize Communication with Instructors

9.2: Accessing the College Classroom: Assistive Technology for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

9.3: Academic and Social Supports in University Programs for Bachelor's Degree-Seeking College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

9.4: Service & Assistance Animals in a Changing Landscape

9.5: Setting the Stage for Student Empowerment: Using Identity-first Language in Practice

9.6: The Last Bastion of Prejudice: Students of Size

9.7: Learning from Each Other: Developing an Effective Peer Mentoring Program for Students with Disabilities to Facilitate Access and Community

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