AHEAD works collaboratively with several national and international organizations in furtherance of mutual goals and objectives serving to advance the mission of AHEAD. The following is a listing of those current collaborative efforts along with web-links to each organization and contact information for the AHEAD member(s) serving in a leadership capacity.
CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards) http://www.cas.edu/
PURPOSE: To work to incorporate a set of program standards for disability services as part of the standard and evaluation process for institutional accreditation.
AHEAD’s Representatives to CAS
AHEAD Past-President; Disability Director Emerita, Rice University
NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal
PURPOSE: To address both issues of students with disabilities in NCAA sports as well as the incorporation of wheelchair sports (e.g. w/c basketball) to NCAA sports status.
AHEAD’s Representative to the NCAA
Ball State University
MIUSA (Mobility International USA) http://www.miusa.org/
PURPOSE: To further efforts, disseminate information, and encourage study abroad opportunities.
AHEAD’s Liaison to MIUSA
NJCLD (National Joint Council on Learning Disabilities) http://www.ldonline.org/about/partners/njcld
PURPOSE: To collaborate on issues related to LD and education, especially concerns re: documentation, transition, reasonable accommodations in K-12 v. postsecondary, and academic preparedness.
AHEAD’s Representatives to the NJCLD
Janet Medina, Associate Professor of Education
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157 USA
College of Southern Maryland
PO BOX 910
La Plata, MD 20646
NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) http://www.naspa.org/
PURPOSE: To collaborate on issues of students with disabilities in higher education and Student Affairs, utilize established internship program (NUFP), include “disability” as part of graduate training programs for College Student Personnel, and mutually share resources/presence through respective conferences and publications (e.g. newsletters). The relationship between AHEAD and NASPA is facilitated through the implementation of a memorandum of understanding and is overseen by the President of AHEAD.
ACPA (American College Personnel Association) http://www.myacpa.org/
PURPOSE: To collaborate on issues of students with disabilities in higher education, provide resources for Student Affairs professionals, include “disability” as part of graduate training programs for College Student Personnel, and mutually share resources/presence through respective conferences and publications (e.g. newsletters). The relationship between AHEAD and NASPA is facilitated through the implementation of a memorandum of understanding and is facilitated by the executive directors of both organizations.