CSD at the 28th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI)

28th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI)

Sponsored by the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Tuesday, June 7th, Wednesday, June 8th – Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Importance of Program Review in Disability Services (Intermediate/Advanced) ~ Donna Korbel, University of Connecticut.   The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) promulgates professional standards of practice for Disability Resources and Services.  These standards provide criteria to assist in enhancing good practice.  The standards are often used as a basis for self-study to conduct a program evaluation.  This session will discuss the merits of conducting a program review as well as outline the basic steps for implementing one on your campus.

Assistive Technology in Higher Ed: App-solutely Everything You Need to Know! (All Levels) ~ Alyssa Marinaccio, University of Connecticut. Providing support and access to assistive technology encourages students to be successful, independent learners. In this strand we will discuss the key components to providing effective assistive technology related services as well as demonstrate software, apps, and other technology resources commonly used at the postsecondary level.

Implementing the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) for Disability Resources & Services (All Levels) ~ Christine Wenzel, Bryanna Anderson, & Katie Hudd, University of Connecticut. Disability service provision is complex and the challenges are well documented. Shifting mandates and an increased emphasis on accountability demand the need for disability professionals to adhere to principles of good practice. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) provides a template to assure appropriate service provision and compliance with legislative mandates.