ATE Central

ATE Events — April 2020

Upcoming

Sooner or later, students will want to study or intern abroad through one of college's many international exchange offerings. It is possible and affordable to make study abroad experiences accessible for students with disabilities abroad with preparation. In this webinar, staff from MIUSA's National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange will equip one with the tools to be an advocate for access to all of the institution's programs by understanding the legal nuances and acting as the campus go-to expert on all things disability and exchange.

(5 days)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside2 Poydras StNew OrleansLA70130United States

The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity.  WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.

With the plethora of assistive technology tools on the market today and the fact that each student is unique, finding the most effective assistive technology can be challenging. However, it is also the essential part of using technology to achieve access. Finding a tool that best fits a student can lead to increased student use and better support for students both in and outside of the classroom. Through discussion of the assistive technology implementation process, as well as methods and strategies, participants will learn effective means of assistive technology tool discovery, integration, and follow-up.

A tradition begun just last year, AHEAD is excited to host its second Legal Year webinar with Paul Grossman, retired OCR Chief Regional Attorney, again this spring. Bringing his extensive knowledge, unique perspective, and ability to present legal concepts in easily understandable terms, Paul will highlight current and upcoming issues that inform higher education disability services, including judicial decisions and settlements concerning self-injurious students, alternative media production, website access, and campus transit. He will also share insights concerning ESAs on campus.

Students with mental health conditions face unique challenges which may require support through skill-building, resource acquisition, accommodations and assistive technology. Assistive technology (AT) is any device, software, or equipment that supports a student to work with specific barriers. Schools are more adept at offering AT to students with disabilities in recent years but may find supporting students with mental health conditions challenging. AT and other accommodations may not be advertised to students with mental health conditions due to a lack of perceived legitimacy of functional implications associated with psychiatric conditions in higher education. In addition, students with mental health conditions may not believe that they deserve to receive or use AT. This webinar will explore the potential functional implications of mental health conditions in the post-secondary learning environment and detail the assistive technologies that can support student persistence and success.