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Pre-convention

Sandpiper: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday
Fee: $160
Ability Ally Training: Become an Ability Ally and learn how you can utilize this training on your campus

The purpose of this training is to introduce participants to the Ability Allies Training, discuss its creation, development, implementation and success as a campus program at Cal Poly Pomona. Participants will participate in the Ability Ally Training as part of the session. Upon completion of the training, participants are given the opportunity to sign an Ability Ally pledge and receive an Ability Ally placard and button to display for all to see. Following the Ally training participants will receive information on how they can utilize this training program back at their home campus to expand the network and utilization of Ability Allies. The objective is to give participants access to a framework or training program that they can adapt, utilize, and use in creating their own Ability Ally Program. This training has been used across student services and offered regularly at Cal Poly Pomona. The target audience is any DSPS practitioners, higher education professionals, students, staff, faculty and administrators looking to become an ally and be a support to individuals with disabilities. The learning outcome is to understand the steps to create such a training, experience the Ally Training, and have the tools necessary to bring such a program to their institution.

Mariners Ballroom: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Wednesday
Regional Coordinators Meeting

Huntington Foyer South: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday
Fee: $50 Member / $75 Non-Members
Program Management Legal Workshop

Purpose: This workshop will serve a valuable educational resource for Disability Professionals regarding legal issues facing the field.
Objective: The objective of this workshop will be to educate professionals on legal aspects of the ADA, 504 and Title V in respect to disability service providers.
Outcomes: Participants will gain knowledge in legal requirements for program accessibility, electronic and information technology (EIT) and alternate media recourses, including VPATS and web accessibility.

Mariners Ballroom: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fee: $75 Member / 100 Non-Member
Students on the Autism Spectrum – Strategies and Accommodations for the Classroom and on Campus

Driftwood: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday
Fee: $75 Member / $85 Non-Member
Beyond the Basics: Universal Design 2.0

Universal design is a framework designers can use to create environments, services, and curriculum that benefits most of the users without the need for separate services, facilities, or accommodations. Beyond the Basics: Universal Design 2.0 is a highly interactive session designed to provide participants with hands on implementation strategies to infuse universal design practices in higher education. Our distinguished panel of universal design experts will provide a hands on, interactive set of activities that will engage participants with “how to” implement universal design strategies in their every day work with students. They will also provide studies demonstrating increases in student success as a result of curriculum upgrades to universal design in the classroom. Join us and improve your students’ success!

Sandpiper: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday
Fee: $75 Member / $100 Non-Member
Using the WJ IV to Diagnose Dyslexia in Postsecondary Students

In this workshop, the presenter will explain the unique features of the WJ IV that can be helpful in the identification of dyslexia in postsecondary students. Attendees will be able to identify: discrepancy and variation procedures, relevance and importance of assessing strengths and weaknesses in performance, specific processing deficits that can contribute to accurate diagnosis, and appropriate accommodations and interventions. This workshop is intended for LD Specialists trained on the Woodcock Johnson IV and Psychologists who diagnose Learning Disabilities in postsecondary students.

Driftwood: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday
Eliminating Electronic Barriers: Continuing to Build Accessibility and Partnerships for Student Success

Catalina: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Thursday
WorkAbility III/IV

Shoreline: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Thursday
CAPED Mentorship Program

Final CAPED 2017 Convention At-A-Glance