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Spring Drive-In

CAPED Spring Regional Meeting
$75.00 Registration Fee
April 20, 2018 at De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014

8:30 – 9:00     Welcome – Registration – Coffee

9:00-10:30     General Session

Zachary Pelchat, Office of Civil Rights:  OCR Year in Review

The Office for Civil Rights 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.

10:30 – 10:40  Break

10:40-noon     Stream 1: Paul Grossman:  Taking a Step Back — Looking at the Big Picture:  Legal Insights into four Emerging Issues:

  • There is an overarching message in many recent OCR decisions (outside of the digital world). What is it? What steps should my campus take in order to capitalize on this message?
  • The next big issue:  responding to disabilities associated with rape and sexual violence. What discussion is it imperative for every DSS Director and Title IX Officer to have tomorrow? Is there a role for CAPED and AHEAD in addressing this issue? See Shank v. Carleton College
  • What happens if the boa constrictor, posing as an emotional support animal, eats the gerbil, posing as an emotional support animal? See Entine v. Lissner
  • What is the scope of a university’s duty to protect students from violence by another student with a psychiatric impairment? A first look at Regents of California v. Superior Court.

                         Stream 2: Tom Thompson with panel and discussion:  “Responding to Challenges in DRS work” and will include discussion of up to four topics (15 minutes each), followed by an open Q and A time for participants to ask questions and discuss challenges with panelists.

  • Handling requests for ESA’s and working with Res Life
  • Reporting and Marketing the work of Disability Resources Work
  • Supervising staff and student workers along with fostering growth, professional development
  • Advocating for additional resources: staff, space, funding

                         Stream 3: Catherine Campisi and Rachel Stewart:  New Concepts of Disability and Strategies for Implementation

  • The purpose of the session is to give participants the tools to help shift the focus of DSPS programs from the medical to the social model of disability. Attendees will understand the medical and social models of disability, new concepts of disability, and the history of their development.  Attendees will also begin to develop ideas for practical implementation of the social model of disability in their disability service program.

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch

1:00 – 2:00        General Session:  Stacey Shears and Lucinda Aborn: Assistive Technology Audits and findings from three colleges: A description of the process, major findings with implications for DSPS and the Work Group set up by the Chancellor’s Office to address the findings.

2:00 – 2:30         Gaeir Dietrich, Assistive technology on the campuses updates and a tour of the High Tech Center Training Unit

Please register for this meeting by visiting the online registration page for this event.

Download a printable CAPED Spring Drive-In Agenda April 2018