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Saturday – October 20, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 – Yoga – Bayside 3 – Led by Vanessa Ortiz (limited to first 20 people)

7:00 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast – Included in price

8:00 – 9:00 – Introduction to CAPED (“CAPED 101”) – Continental Breakfast Included

9:00 – 10:15 – Welcome:  Keynote Speaker Dr. Emad Rahim – Salon E:  Bridging our differences with empathy and storytelling.

All sessions & times are subject to change

10:30 – 11:45

  • New Resources for Your Disability Services Toolkit:  The National Center for College Students at AHEAD collects information designed for Disability Services, college personnel, students and families. We invite you to learn about our resources on topics such as inclusive program planning and improving the campus climate for disabled students. Explore our Clearinghouse and learn how the DREAM program empowers students via mentoring and engagement.
  • OCR Year in Review:  The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through active enforcement of federal civil rights laws. OCR assists individuals with disabilities facing discrimination and guides advocates and institutions in developing systemic solutions to civil rights problems by investigating complaints, initiating compliance reviews, and providing proactive technical assistance. This session reviews illustrative decisions over the last year, which may help you in formulating policy and practice on your own campus.  (Handouts will not be provided)
  • Benefits and Basics of Having a WorkAbility Program: This session will inform attendees of the basics of what a WorkAbility III or IV program is, and how it is funded and structured. We will also cover how having a WorkAbility program at your college/university will benefit your students.
  • A Personal Story of Disability Identity and Assistive Technology:  This presentation will explore my personal experiences as a student with mild cerebral palsy finding a positive disability identity and navigating the transition from high school to college. I will use my background in occupational therapy to teach about the importance of classroom accessibility, skills in self advocacy and assistive technology using real world examples.
  • DSPS: The Legacy Within.  In a College System Long, Long Ago: … before there was funding… there was Steve Fasteau and his order of Jedi Advocates from Cerritos and El Camino Colleges. Join us for a walk down memory lane with Dr. Bob Hughlett, Ray Lovell, Dr. Lucinda Aborn & Lyn Clemons as they discuss how DSPS got started, challenges faced and how to take on the evil powers that be.
  • Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Communities:  Research has shown specific suicide risk factors for the LGBTQ+ communities. LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy is an approach to counseling that is based in the understanding that LGBTQ+ people are not merely tolerated but instead celebrated for their value in any culture. Mental health and education professionals trained in Affirmative Therapy and Suicide Prevention can improve their effectiveness for helping LGBTQ+ people stay safe from suicide.
  • The 9-Line Project:  Connective Veterans to Disability Resource Center:  Norco College Disability Resource Center identified that their student Veterans were not accessing the disability support services that were available to them. The 9 Line Project is a collaboration between the Veterans Resource Center and the Disability Resource Center at Norco College that brings disability support services to the Veterans in their own space, in their own terms.
  • Students with Autism, An Expanding Frontier: Expanding opportunities for college students on the autism spectrum, many colleges are building programs or enhancing support services. Student with autism add a richness and diversity to our campus and as the number of students in the population increases, so must our knowledge. This session will discuss autism and how college students may benefit from accommodations and services.

11:45 – 12:15:  Grab & Go Lunch

12:15 – 1:15:  CAPED Interest Group (CIG) sessions

1:30 – 2:45

  • AB705 and DSPS: How to make it work:  This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss how to implement AB705 at your campus while taking into account the diverse needs of your DSPS student population.
  • Guided Pathways and DSPS Students:  Promoting Career Counseling, Study Strategies, Diversity and Learner Centered Teaching: This presentation summarizes what we learned during recent interviews with our successful DSPS student graduates. Students were asked about careers, successful study skills and what characteristics make a great teaching instructor. These qualities will be discussed in terms of Guided Pathways goals. Results will be presented in an interactive discussion with participants, and recommendations drawn from our qualitative work will be shared with other colleges.
  • What’s in a Name:  Inspiring Change to Promote Inclusion and Remove Stigma: Changing the name of a community college program away from DSPS can lead to numerous other changes. Learn how this one decision led to a cascade of events that have transformed and rejuvenated one college’s program. New curriculum, services, and staff roles have awakened a new vision for inclusion for students with disabilities.
  • Educating and Engaging General Faculty in the Benefits of Assistive Technology:  Please join us in exploring the benefits of assistive technology (AT) for non-DSPS faculty, educating them on the use of AT as a tool to support and enhance educational experiences of DSPS students.  Chancellor’s Office mandates regarding access and equity for students with disabilities has provided an opportunity to educate faculty on the benefits of incorporating AT into their courses.
  • A DSPS Insider’s View:  Learning Disabilities and Working in the DSPS:  This presentation is for a current DSPS counselor and current Learning Disability (LD) Specialist/DRC counselor who both have LD’s to share their journey. Through storytelling and reflection, we want to open a dialogue or what it really means to grow up having and LD. We will share our journey of the difficult experiences, to the joys of having an LD and how this informs our work. We have a unique perspective of having been DSPS students, to now working as DSPS staff. This presentation ie meant to explore the psychosocial aspects of having and LD, from being tested at a young age, learning to advocate for accommodations and now our role as DSPS staff verifying for reasonable accommodations. We want to share our stories of having and LD and how it has influenced our counseling style today. Our goal is to provide tips and strategies for DSPS staff while working with students with LD.
  • Disability, Depression, and Anxiety:  A Discussion for College Counselors:  Many college students with developmental disabilities struggle with co-occurring mental health concerns that impede attending class and navigating campus life. In an effort to add to the conversation surrounding mental health concerns related to developmental disabilities, College Connect, a comprehensive college support program for students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, administered the Beck Anxiety and Beck Depression Inventories to a cohort of students exploring co-occurring mood and various mental health disorders. Results and a discussion of the findings will seek to expand awareness and conversation with college counselors to better serve these vulnerable students.
  • Applying Social Cognition Theory to the DSPS Counseling Model: Dr. Kevin Glapion is member of the counseling faculty at De Anza College. He has supported students in the DSPS program for the 17 years in various counseling and leadership roles. He also taught human sexuality for many years. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology has presented in the area: academic achievement and student with psychiatric disabilities, models of self- advocacy in postsecondary students with disabilities, universal design, stigma related to psychiatric disability, cognitive and behavioral learning strategies for students with psychiatric conditions.
  • Fine Lines with Career Counseling Students with ID/ASD:  The workshop will address the challenges faced by rehabilitation counselors and those who work with students to obtain employment. We plan to address topics such as: 1) building confidence and self-esteem in students 2) guiding students to appropriate and realistic positions 3) working with the societal stigma of disability.

2:45 – 3:15:  Break

3:15 – 4:30

  • Guided Pathways:  The Bakersfield College Way!  All CCC’s are implementing Guided Pathways.  Bakersfield College was an early adopter starting in 2015.  Today we have 10 Pathways, each with an associated Completion Team.  While DSPS is not a Pathway, we are an “Affinity Group” helping students enter the path and stay on the path.  We work directly with students, faculty and others to support student success.
  • EAC Classes to Develop Understanding of LD and the Assessment Process:  An EAC course to clarify the meaning of learning disabilities may be exactly what our students need to better understand themselves as learners and to derive maximum benefit from the assessment process, as appropriate.  Please join us in a discussion of how to recruit, market and structure such a course to generate student interest and maximize student benefit.
  • Disability Visibility and Storytelling: Why is it important that we share our stories?Why does visibility matter? This workshop will present diverse stories from the CAPED community and students with disabilities collected this summer in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project®, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
  • Audiobooks! Discover. Connect. Learning Ally:  Provide your qualifying students with the resources and tools they need to work independently and succeed!
  • CBI is a verb, not a Noun: Inclusion for a productive community experience can be a challenge for many people. Post secondary programming for adults with various intellectual disabilities in the community should reflect what anyone’s happy, healthy lifestyle would look like. Alternatives are out there!
  • Disability Awareness:  An Art-Based Approach to Evoke Empathy in our Postsecondary Students:  Cultivating and instilling empathy is something we should all seek to achieve. But how? How can we reach our students effectively, in a modern way? Together we will look at the benefits of using film as an educational tool for evoking empathy in our college students.
  • Student Veterans Panel with a DSPS Focus: This student Veteran panel will help faculty and staff understand the difficulty Veterans face when transitioning out of the military into becoming a college student. The panel with also share with attendees how they heard about DSPS and why they use it now.
  • Uniquely Abled Academy for Students with Autism at Glendale Community College: The Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA) at Glendale Community College (GCC) provides training, placement and support for adults with Autism in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. GCC’s UAA is a partnership between the college and community-based service providers, such as the Department of Rehabilitation, Verdugo Workforce Development Board and our AEBG Consortium.

5:30 – 8:30:  President’s Reception – Salon E and F

5:15 – 6:15:  Reception with appetizers and refreshments

6:15 – 8:15:  Program with Awards and Scholarships

8:15 – 8:30:  Closing

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