First-Time Attendees Breakfast, 7:15-8:45 am
Location: Exhibit Hall B
If this is your first AHEAD Conference, please join us for a morning opportunity to meet fellow new attendees in a relaxed atmosphere. A self-serve buffet with foods meeting a variety of dietary needs will be offered.
Wednesday Lunchtime, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Lunch & Learn Exhibitor Presentations
Join AHEAD’s sponsor/exhibitors for an in-depth look at some of their popular products for higher education. As disability service profession¬als, we know how often products and services offered by external sourc¬es can answer some of our most challenging questions. Bring your cash-and-carry lunch and your questions and keep learning during lunch!
Setting Students Up for Success With Glean’s UDL Approach To Note Taking
David Nancekievill, Senior Product Manager, Glean
Sam Robins, Senior Customer Success Manager, Glean
Join us for a demo of Glean, the note taking accommodation trusted by over 700 higher education institutions to provide compliant, effective, and reliable support at scale. Its UDL approach removes the need for peer note takers, increases student independence, and eases the role of support professionals.
Person Centered Access with the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Paul Tracy, CEO, Partners Interpreting
T.J. DiGrazia, Director of Captioning, Partners Interpreting
Karina Mitchell, Community and Public Relations Coordinator, Partners Interpreting
In this interactive discussion, learn the why, what, and how of effective communication with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Learn about best practices and how to make informed decisions to create an inclusive and equitable experience for students and staff.
Knowledge and Practice Community (KPC) Meetings
Knowledge and Practice Communities (KPCs) bring together AHEAD members who share a common interest in a specific subject area. They support AHEAD by connecting members, sharing information, and developing resources.
- LGBTQ+ KPC Meeting - Location: C121/122
- Community Colleges KPC Meeting - Location: B118-119
- Research KPC Meeting - Location: B114
- ADHD KPC Meeting - Location: B115
- Private Colleges KPC Meeting - Location: B112
NCCSD Is for You!
Emily Unholz-Bowden, University of Minnesota
Roqayah Ajaj, University of Minnesota
Richard Allegra, AHEAD
The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), now housed at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, serves as a resource for transition-age youth and college students with disabilities. Attendees should bring their own lunches and join us to learn about NCCSD resources relevant to your work. These include research in progress, the NCCSD Clearinghouse, and an up-to-date edition of the CeDaR Database containing disability resources available at every college/university in the US which will soon include information about non-degree-granting institutions. We’ll also share about the DREAM group for students with disabilities. We’ll include time for questions and answers and getting to know one another!
President’s Reception, 5:30-7 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall A
The President’s Reception will include a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, hosted soft drinks, a cash bar, and live entertainment, all held in conjunction with the opening of the Exhibit Hall. Come learn from in¬novative vendors and sponsors, and meet and greet old friends and new!
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