2017 Conference Handouts

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Block 1

#1.1 It Takes a Team: Building capacity for web accessibility

#1.2 The State of Disability in Health Science Programs: Lived experiences

#1.3 Transforming Accessibility: Addressing the impact of trauma

#1.4 Yes, We Can! Accommodations to support access and success of students with intellectual disability in higher education

#1.5 Accommodating Online Learning: Much more than captions

#1.6 Never the Twain Shall Meet: Meeting planners and disability service providers

#1.7 AHEAD Talks

1. Live with Intentionality!

2. What’s it all About – DSS?

3. Podcasting for College Students with Mental Health Issues: Get the goals

4. The Wabi-Sabi of Disability: How the Japanese aesthetic can frame our work

#1.8 Investigating the ADA Complaint

#1.9 Analysis of Higher Education Disability Discrimination Cases using Novel Conceptual Framework and Case Study Methodology

#1.10 Ethical Compliance: Taking responsibility for equity in disability services

#1.11 Beyond Accommodations or Self-Efficacy: The Power of transformative learning in postsecondary disability services

#1.12 The Evolving Challenge of Accommodating Service and Assistance Animals on Campus

#1.13 The Intersection of ASD and Mental Health: Developing campus partnerships

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Block 2

#2.1 Developing a Procurement Policy – From Soup to Nuts

#2.2 Decisions by Committee: When is it advisable?

#2.3 It Takes a Village: Creating campus partnerships

#2.4 Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education: A hard look at soft outcomes – qualities of life

#2.5 Shattering the Stigma of Mental Illness Disabilities on College Campuses

#2.6 What Do College-Bound Students With Disabilities Need To Consider? Advice from College Graduates With Disabilities.

#2.7 Accessibility Toolkit for Students Living with Diabetes

#2.8 Experience the Impact of Academic Coaching, a Tool to Increase Success and Self-Determination in Students

#2.9 Determining Accommodations for Lab and Clinical Component of Allied Health Programs

#2.10 Notes No More

#2.11 Veterans with Disabilities: Eliminating Barriers and Facilitating Change for Equity and Access in Post-Secondary Ed

#2.12 Accommodating Students with Visual Impairments: Creating productive campus partnerships to promote student access

#2.13 Communication Access: Equity and excellence in STEM courses for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

Featured Presentations A

A.1: Legal Year in Review, Version 2.0

A.2: Animals on Campus: Best in Show

A.3: From Helpless to Heroic: Exploring disability bias and microaggressions

A.4: Accessibility 101

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Block 3

#3.1 Facilitating Autonomy: Optimizing adaptive technology assessment and support through the DS office

#3.2 A Fundamental Shift: Sensory disabilities in health science professions

#3.3 Using a Process Improvement Model to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Disability Services

#3.4 Guiding Principles for Collaboration Between AHEAD and Testing Agencies

#3.5 Student Perspectives on Disability Services

#3.6 It’s a Small World After All: Collaborative policy development for university compliance

#3.7 AHEAD Talks

1. Is that Your Job?


2. Creating Your Own Expert Advisory Team

3. Accessibility is a Civil Right. It’s Also a “Disruptive Innovation.” Here’s Why.

4. Choose the Words You Use: How Institutional language carries unintended meaning

No PPs or handouts will be used in this 15-20 minute Talk

#3.8 Beginning the Journey and Planning Your Strategy to Provide Closed Captioning on Your Campus

#3.9 A Fighting Chance: How a disability services center gave its students a competitive edge through international exchange

#3.10 Behavior, Conduct, Title IX, and Students with Autism

#3.11 Transcending Expectations: Enhanced services for trans identified students

#3.12 Disability is Diversity: Creating campus partnerships to institutionalize accessibility and inclusion on our campuses

#3.13 Examining a “Disability and Dialogue Series” - Reflections, rewrites, and renovations

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Block 4

#4.1 Building Accessible PDF Documents from Native Applications

#4.2 Clinical Accommodations Part 1: Determining reasonable clinical accommodations

#4.3 So Close and Yet So Far: Best practices in providing DSS services on multiple and satellite campuses

#4.4 Competencies and Qualifications of Administrators Who Manage Programs Serving Students with Intellectual Disabilities

#4.5 Research from the National Center for College Students with Disabilities: What’s new and exciting?

#4.6 Professional Development of Faculty: Social justice, self-concept, and aligning the responsibility to accommodate

#4.7 Automating the Workload: Developing sustainable data management on a budget

#4.8 Creating Pipelines to International Education for Students with Disabilities

#4.9 Targeting Executive Functioning Deficits in Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

#4.10 Dilemmas in Testing: When accommodations requests and measurement standards collide

#4.11 A Comparison of Student Use of Closed Captions and Interactive Transcripts in Online Courses

#4.12 What’s in a Name: The various approaches and implications of naming your DS or DR office

#4.13 Partnering With Parents For Health’s Sake: Supporting students with significant healthcare needs

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Block 5

#5.1 Providing Equity through Accessible Media: Excellence in service provision

#5.2 Clinical Accommodations Part 2: Reviewing tough cases

#5.3 Maximize Your Collaborative Efforts by Being Intentional with Your Office Purpose

#5.4 Top Ten Tools for Your ASD Toolbox

#5.5 Post Lesley Decision: Development of FARE as a resource for you!

#5.6 Cultural Humility: A lens for seeing each other, a path toward healing

#5.7 We're from the Government. How can we help you?

This presentation will not use handouts or PowerPoint slides. The conversation will include a brief update from the represented agencies but focus primarily on responding to participants’ questions

#5.8 Disability Studies 102: Integrating disability studies concepts on your campus

#5.9 Benefits of Formal Program and Professional Standards for Disability Services

#5.10 The Intersection of Title IX and Disability Services

#5.11 Course Substitutions and Learning Evaluations: How one institution is addressing barriers to completion

#5.12 Ways to Increase Student Retention and Expand the Use of UDL On Campus

#5.13 Expanding Access: A mental health resiliency program for students on leave of absence

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Block 6

#6.1 Digital Textbooks and Accessibility

#6.2 Health Science Faculty Training: Using the UCSF Disability Training series to train your faculty

#6.3 Full Steam AHEAD: Leadership at the affiliate and national levels

#6.4 How Students with an Intellectual Disability Access College Course Content and How is Academic Progress Measured

#6.5 The National Centers on Disability, Deafness, and Higher Education: Resources for disability service professionals

#6.6 "Like Bunnies": Coping with the explosion of emotional support animals on campus

#6.7 AHEAD Talks

1. In Defense of Simulation Exercises: Do they spawn pity, empathy, or understanding?

2. Where Have All the Boomers Gone?

3. The Benefits of the Bathroom Stall: Addressing anxiety and panic in the clinic

#6.8 Creating Your Own Expert Advisory Team

#6.9 Listening, learning, leading: ETS makes changes to documentation guidelines

#6.10 A Look at Non-academic Accommodations for Students who Experience Autism and Live in the Residence Hall: A research study

#6.11 Data-Driven: These numbers don’t lie

#6.12 Improving Math Success: Learning strategies, accommodations, prerequisites, and substitutions

#6.13 Alternative Formatting: Textbooks in Sign Language

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Block 7

#7.1 Teaching Accessibility and Universal Design in Higher Education Curriculum: Benefits and Resources

#7.2 Revamping your Policies and Procedures: A coordinated commitment to leading practice

#7.3 Developing DS Program Outcomes and Their Interplay with Student Learning Outcomes

#7.4 We Go Together Like a Wink and a Smile: The story of Transition University

#7.5 Results and Takeaways from the First Nationwide Research Study on Closed Captioning in Higher Education

#7.6 Addressing Disability in Higher Education Using a Social Justice Perspective

#7.7 AHEAD Talks - The following 15 to 20-minute Talks will be presented during this session:

1. Accessible Design is Sustainable Design

2. Hands-off: How I benefited from studying in a country without disability supports

Please Note: There will not be handouts or PowerPoint presentations available for this session

3. Educate. Advocate. Legislate. Regulate. Today, more than ever, achieving disability rights will require comprehensive strategies.

#7.8 A View from Afar: When your intake interview isn’t face-to-face

#7.9 Development and Presentation of Campus-wide Disability Awareness and Inclusion Educational Workshop

#7.10 Supporting Post-Traditional Students in the Digital Age

#7.11 The Efficacy of College Level Math and Reading Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities

#7.12 Meet Me Where I Am: Developing cross collaborative strategies for retention, persistence, and completion

#7.13 Animals: Campus or a zoo?

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Featured Presentations B

B.1: OCR Year in Review

There are no handouts for this session and a PowerPoint deck will not be used. The presentation is an update of some of last year’s cases from the Mary Lou Mobley from the Office of Civil Rights.

B.2:Being There

B.3: Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum: How? When? Where?

B.4: Socially-Just Disability Awareness Programming 201: Beyond Simulations

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Block 8

#8.1 Math Accessibility: A tour of tools and techniques

#8.2 Using Program Evaluation to Assess Your Strategic Plan

#8.3 Are Disability Services a Turn-Off to Students? Time for Disability Services to Reinvent Itself

#8.4 Research that Examines How Colleges Implement Federal Policies that Directly Impact Students with Disabilities

#8.5 Unpacking the Impact of How Disability Is Viewed by DS Professionals

This is an entirely discussion passed presentation. There are no slides or handouts. Please come and contribute to the conversation.

#8.6 Let's Talk: Universal access to language learning on the university and college campus

#8.7 Unlikely Interns: Partnerships to access and success

#8.8 Mickey's Text Services - How to make your magic kingdom accessible to students with hearing loss

#8.9 Disability Ambassadors: Promoting a campus-wide culture of access

#8.10 Investing in Equity: Facilitating cultural and systemic change through an enriched student employment experience

#8.11 Does Your Accommodation Letter Remove Barriers or Create Obstacles?

#8.12 Intake vs. Interview: Applying the appreciative advising model in the accommodation process

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