2022 Session 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.

Concurrent Session Handouts Quick Links

Wednesday, July 20

Thursday, July 21

Friday, July 22

Block A: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

A1: OCR Year in Review

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A2: The State of Disability Inclusion and Practice in Health and Allied Health Professions

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Block B: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

B1: Legal Year in Review
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B2: Fostering a Positive Office Culture as a Leader

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Block 1: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

1.1: Getting the Most From Your AHEAD Conference Experience

1.2: The Future of Coaching in Disability Resources 

1.3: With Our Powers Combined: A Cross-Collaborative Approach to Tactile and Descriptive Calculus

1.4: When a Document Remediation Task Seems Too Big to Handle: Strategies and Technologies

1.5: Creating an Inclusive Testing Environment: Partnership Between a Disability Office and a Nursing Program

1.6: Exploring the Current and Long-Term Impacts of Pandemic on Executive Functioning in Autistic Students

1.7: Applying a Curricular Lens to Disability Services

1.8: Are We Disabled “Enough”? The Journey of Naming Intersecting Identities in Ourselves as Disability Professionals

1.9: Collaboration Between Disability and Writing Center Staff:  Embracing the Social Model in Working with Students with Disabilities


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

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Block 2: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2.1: An Introduction to Digital Access for Disability Resource Professionals

2.2: Ready to Learn: Supporting Access to Accommodations for Students with Intellectual Disability in Higher Education

2.3: Mind Your Ps & Qs: The Importance of (P)rocesses and (Q)uestions in Creating Effective Office Practice

2.4: AccessText Network & E-Text: Essential Tools and Knowledge

2.5: From Burnout to Demoralization: Our Profession and the Perfect Storm of the Pandemic

2.6: New Challenges and Solutions for Math Success Focusing on Student with SLD, ADHD. TBI, PTS, LI, ID, and Autism: Learning Strategies, New Accommodations, Memory Aids, Course Substitutions, Case Histories and OCR Rulings

2.7: All One Team: Navigating Collaboration and Consistency Across Multiple Campuses

2.8: A Sense of Belonging: Creation of the Disabled Faculty and Staff Association (DFSA)

2.9: Equitable Crisis Management Practices: The Importance of Collaboration Between Disability Services, Case Management, & Community Standards

2.10: ADA Coordinator vs DS Director - Pros/Cons of Separated vs Combined Roles 

2.11: What Is the True Barrier Here? Collaborating With Students to Accurately Assess Their Access Issues

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Block 3: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

3.1: Faculty/Student Communication in Professional Programs: Creating an Environment that Promotes Positive, Collaborative Faculty/Student Partnerships

3.2: The Things They Bring: Accommodations Abroad

3.3: Meeting Faculty in their Domain: Collaboration Tips and Techniques for Increasing Accessibility within the Classroom

3.4: AHEAD, Live! Discussion Topic: Long COVID and Students

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 3.5: Small Offices, Big Results: Creating a Mutual Support Network That Bridged Gaps in Services at Separate Colleges 

3.6: Speaking of Creative Solutions: Facilitating Access to Public Speaking and Vocal Participation

3.7: AHEAD to the Future:  A Discussion of AHEAD’s New Foundational Documents

3.8: Sensory Lounges? Yes! Let's Do It!

3.9: Experiences of Students on the Facilitators and Barriers to Obtaining Mental Health Services and Other Supports While Transferring from a Two-Year to a Four-Year College

3.10: The Dynamics of Learning Independence: Strategies to Empower Disabled Students

3.11: Virtual Coaching for Newly Registered Students with Disabilities

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Block 4: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

4.1: Trending Tech Tools - 2022 Edition: What’s New, What’s Improved & What’s on the Horizon for Assistive Technology & Accessibility Tools

4.2: Intersections Impacting Two-Year and Community College Students; Embracing Strengths, Combating Challenges

4.3: Leave of Absence Practices & Policies: Promoting Parity & Positive Mental Health

4.4: Building Capacity for Sustainability: A Centralized Operational Model for ASL/English Interpreting and CART Services

4.5: Quality Indicators for Guiding Systems Change in Higher Ed Digital Accessibility

4.6: Coaching and Supporting Students With TBI: Perspectives From a Provider, Researcher, and Survivor

4.7: The Equity Office as a Partner - How to Increase Student Access and Effectuate Disability Compliance

4.8: Disability and Critical Race Theory: How DisCrit Helps Disability Professionals Change Higher Education

4.9: Living Learning Communities and Students with ASD: Increasing Campus Engagement

4.10: What's Next For Me? Disability Professional Careers Beyond the Disability Office

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4.11: Employment During and After College: Research Briefs

a. Effects of Training Inclusive Higher Education Staff: A Study

b. Career Preparation and Accommodation Experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Postsecondary Students in a Summer Employment Internship

c. Student Ratings of Internship Program: Influence on Self-determination

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Block 5: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 9:00 – 10:30 am

5.1: Implementation Science: Effective Strategies, Processes, and Resources to Support Assistive Technology Implementation or Accessibility Initiatives Campuswide

5.2: From Words to Action: A Mentoring Program Geared Toward Black, Neurodivergent College Students

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5.3: Building Future Leaders: Professional Development Opportunities for Our Student Workers

5.4: Discussion and Collaboration on Accommodating Students with Sensory Disabilities Since COVID

5.5: Examining NonDisabled Privilege in Disability and Higher Education

5.6: AHEAD FAILCON: Preparing For Your Next Mistake

5.7 - Three Common Accommodation Dilemmas and How to Address Them

5.8: From Research to Practice: Developing Successful Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

5.9: Structuring Your Office to Meet Your Student Needs: Exploring the College Model, Liaison Model, and other DS Office Organizational Structures

5.10: Everything You Need to Know About Disability Law in 90 Minutes

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5.11: AHEAD Talks: A Series of Short, Expert Talks on Multiple Topics

a. Intersectionality Matters: African Americans with Disabilities within Higher Education

b. How to Advocate for Accessibility and Inclusivity as Part of Digital Transformation

c. Incorporating Mental Health and Coaching Services into the Disability Services Delivery Model

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Block 6: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

6.1: Inclusive Study Abroad: A Panel on Opportunities to Refresh and Restart your Study Abroad Program

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6.2: Updates at ETS: New Teleassessment Guidance and Tips for Assisting Test Takers with Accommodation Requests

6.3: Everything You've Wanted to Know As a New Disability Professional: Ask Us Anything!

6.4: Back to School: Opportunities and Challenges for Disabled DS Professionals as Students in the Classroom

6.5: After the Lockdown: The Perceptions, Experiences, and Real Time Decisions of Disability Resource Professionals Made to Support Disabled Students

6.6: Contribution of Social Support and Networking to Career Confidence Levels of Postsecondary Interns with Physical and Sensory Disabilities

6.7: Disability Services and Housing Services: A Powerful Team

6.8: Supporting Student Literacy: Using Recent Updates to a Reading and Writing Tech Tool with Students

6.9: Neurodiversity, Autism Politics, and Language, a Brief Introduction

6.10: Transitioning Disabled Students to College through Readiness Programming

6.11: The LEAD and LEAD Español Classes at Boston University: A Model for Inclusive and Accessible Resilience-Skills Teaching

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Block 7: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

7.1: “I’m Unlearning!” Applying Reflexivity to Higher Education Disability Services as a Tool for Supporting Students with Intersectional Identities

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

7.3: Becoming Disabled Leaders on Campus: How Disabled Students Learn Leadership Through The Work of Disabled Student Services Practitioners

7.4: Accessibility Services Case Management Model: Providing a Student-Centered, Goal-Oriented Process for Students with Disabilities

7.5: Building Inclusive Experiences for Deaf Students: Strategies for Strengthening Your College’s Capacity

7.6: AHEAD, Live! Discussion Topic: Burnout and Demoralization

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7.7: Shaping the Future of Autistic Student Engagement

7.8: Doing the Work: Building Explicit Anti-Racism into the Practices of Your Disability Services Office

7.9: Models for Partnership: Occupational Therapy and Disability Resources

a. Occupational Therapy Service to Support Unique Student Needs

b. An Integrated Support Model Utilizing a Credit-Bearing Skill Building Course

7.10: Research Briefs: Effective Student Supports

a. Triangulating Disability Staff, Faculty and Student Perceptions of Disability Services: Survey Findings and Recommendations

b. Becoming Self-Determined: Supporting College Students in Improving Their Self-Determination Skill

c. Perceptions of Anxiety and Speaking in Class Among Art and Design Students


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Block 8: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

8.1: Equitable Access to Excellent Employment:  Promoting Inclusive Career Preparation for Students with Physical Disabilities“

8.2: Evaluating Requests for Remote Instruction: Are They Reasonable?

8.3: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative Coaching Community of Practice

8.4: Transformative Justice, Accountability Pods, and Conflict Responses in Disability Resource Practice

8.5: Developing a Common, Shareable Accessibility Rubric for Educational Technology

8.6: Disability Justice & Disabled Graduate Student Labor in Higher Education

8.7: Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired: Experiences and Guidance for Higher Education Disability Offices

8.8: Shifting from Compliance to a Culture of Inclusion: a Four-Step Approach to Disability Inclusion

8.9: The UK to the USA - Achieving Meaningful Inclusivity in Practice

8.10: Building Health Science Expertise

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