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Welcome to CAPED

California Association of Post-Secondary Education and Disability (CAPED) is a non-profit association and our mission is advocacy and professional development in support of students with disabilities.

As an organization advocating for inclusion, access, equity and social justice for all, we are committed to addressing the needs of our students. We encourage our members to be active agents of change in our efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable society. 

CAPED 2021 Conferences

Spring Zoom-In – April 29 – 30, 2021 (via Zoom): Click here to register: https://cvent.me/avYxdE

Annual Conference – October 4 – 8, 2021 (Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel) Registration coming soon

CAPED members, we hope this finds you safe and well. As we gather for the 47th Annual CAPED 2021 Convention in Lake Tahoe from October 4th-8th, 2021, the CAPED Convention Planning team asks that you take a moment to think about the connections that you have made with professionals in the disability community, to consider your individual impact on student success, and your part in bringing forth systemic change within your campus community. CAPED members are creating new pathways in the disability field that allow students with disabilities to continue to achieve their goals.

CAPED 2021: A Clearer (Re)Vision for Our Future promotes a great opportunity to encourage members to think outside the box to the future of our students and our organization.”

With the annual convention approaching, it is important to recognize the value that this event brings forth. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of uncertainty in the past year regarding convention and with the latest vaccine roll-out, we are intending to have an in-person convention. The annual convention is the Association’s hallmark event, drawing participants from around California  from both public and private two and four year educational institutions and representing many fields including education, government, law, research, and technology. Attendees converge for an exciting mix of learning, policy development and face-to-face networking.

While all relevant proposals are encouraged, CAPED seeks submissions in the following content areas:

  • COVID-19 related challenges
  • Universal Design
  • Accessible Technology
  • Mental Health: Behavioral health and campus programs 
  • Social Justice/Intersectionality
  • Veteran Services collaborating with DSPS 
  • Legal Aspects 
  • Enhancing Learning and Engagement Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
  • Transition and Career Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
  • Transition from 2 year to 4 year institutions 
  • State Initiatives: Guided Pathways, AB 705, College Promise (AB 2) and Strong Workforce
  • Emotional Support/Service Animals 
  • Institutional Responsibility vs DSPS responsibility 
  • DSPS participation in shared governance
  • Best Practices with working with disability specific populations

Please consider presenting at this year’s convention in Lake Tahoe. The Program Committee asks to please submit your CAPED 2021 Proposal no later than April 16th, 2021. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested in submitting a proposal. 

 Click here to submit the CAPED 2021 Proposal  

Looking forward to another great convention! 

If you are not currently a member of CAPED, please consider joining via the link below:

CAPED-Membership-Application