September 2023


NAD Leadership Training Conference

(3 days) Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town800 Rio Grande Blvd. NWAlbuquerqueNM87104

The NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) is designed to provide deaf and hard of hearing people and hearing allies with the best workshops, training and interactions to promote improved leadership skills for many purposes: employment advancement; organizational operation; and interpersonal interaction. As the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America, the NAD’s mission is to provide guidance and support to the deaf and hard of hearing community to take on society’s challenges and succeed in a more equal and accessible world. Come and gain the knowledge, expertise, and network to enable full productivity and success within your employment, state associations, organizations, and corporations!

Microsoft Inclusive Design: Cognitive Exclusion

This webinar is a part of the Accessible Technology Webinar Series. Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out of digital environments, that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity. Most importantly, this means including and learning from people with a range of perspectives.

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.

Apoyando a Su Hijo con Tourette’s en La Escuela – Supporting Your Child with Tourette in School

Esta presentación será en español.

En esta sesión, se les presentará información acerca de varios recursos para padres o seres queridos quienes buscan mejor apoyar a sus hijos con síndrome de Tourette. En particular, se hablará de ciertos recursos que las escuelas de sus hijos tal vez tengan para mejor apoyar a su educación y desarrollo. Esto incluye información acerca de los planes 504 y los Programas de Educación Individualizados, además de las Evaluaciones Funcionales de Comportamiento e intervenciones de comportamiento. Si estos términos no les suenan, no se preocupen, porqué intentaremos explicar todos estos recursos durante la sesión.

Tools and Strategies for Independent Living Advocates

Tools and Strategies for Independent Living Advocates Mentoring Families of Children with Disabilities

A Webinar Collaboration of The National Council on Independent Living and The National Resources for Access, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center

Parent-led organizations and disability-led Centers for Independent Living have a shared objective of facilitating the transition of youth with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. Join this webinar to hear from a panel with lived experience about how families and CILs can collaborate to support the self-determination, empowerment, and independent living goals of youth preparing for and experiencing transition.

Regional Policy Council Webinar: Getting and Funding Mental Health Services in Schools

Join Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council to explore how to address the mental health needs of children and youth in schools. Throughout this session, they will provide examples of early intervention strategies and highlight how to maximize funding opportunities and innovations, including youth peer support.

WordPress Accessibility Day 2023

(2 days)

WordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to promoting and learning website accessibility best practices for WordPress websites. 

The conference is pre-approved for continuing education credits for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Certified Professional in Core Competencies (CPACC) certifications. 

WordPress Accessibility Day is a nonprofit event, volunteer organized by members of the core WordPress Accessibility Team and other community members. Their mission is to demystify website accessibility for WordPress developers, designers, content creators, and users so that they can build websites that work for everyone.

Working Towards Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education

This introductory workshop will provide parents and others with information to help understand the special education process, how to prepare for a positive individualized Education Program (IEP) team approach to supporting a child’s mental health needs in school with interventions and supports, and how to navigate IEP team disagreements. This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

AHEAD Free Member Webinar: ReadSpeaker

Leveling the Playing Field for ESL Students: How Assistive Technology Plays a Pivotal Role

“Second-generation Americans, children born in the United States to immigrant parents, currently account for almost 20% of all U.S. college students and 24% of community college students.”

Knowing this information, how do we level the playing field? Assistive technologies help provide ESL students with meaningful, relevant, and individualized learning experiences.  Learn how Springfield Technical Community College utilizes ReadSpeaker and other assistive technology to meet the needs of this diverse, growing population.

Digital Access: Breaking I.T. Down

Break I.T. down and go on a digital access road trip from exploring the “landscape” of the user experience of people with disabilities to steering “roadblocks” with practical “checkpoints” to evaluate the progress on your “destination” to accessible materials.

This webinar is the ninth of ten 60-min sessions in the 4th Thursday ADA Talks Series 2023 (January to October).

The Transition from Higher Education to the Workplace for Autistic Students

This webinar will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented to autistic college students during the transition from higher education to the workplace. Emily Raclaw and Marquette student, Molly Conners, will discuss the considerations and insights needed for a successful leap into the professional world and help autistic students discover strategies for adapting to life after higher education.

Re-Cap On CAPS: The Comprehensive Autism Planning System

Re-Cap On CAPS: The Comprehensive Autism Planning System: Ensuring that Individual Needs are met in School, Home, and Work with Brenda Smith Myles

Join speaker Brenda Smith Myles! In this brief presentation, attendees will be introduced to the CAPS (Comprehensive Autism Planning System). CAPS is a simple means of ensuring that necessary skills are taught to the autistic individual, and that mentor support is provided in a meaningful way when needed. CAPS is designed to be used at home, school, postsecondary education, and on the job. This makes it possible for parents, all professionals working with the individual, and the individual themselves to understand there are skills and support needed for success.