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Envision Access Conference

Envision Conference 2019
Join us for the
Envision Access Conference:
Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Tri-State
March 8, 2019
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, Ohio
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The Envision Access Conference is an opportunity for members of the Tristate region to increase awareness and understanding of trends in addressing the needs of students with disabilities.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Schedule of Events

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Check-In – Bowman Auditorium, Collins Center
9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Welcome – Dean Nicole Pennington – Bowman Auditorium, Collins Center
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1
- IEP – Amy Queen, Intervention Specialist Faculty, Shawnee State University
10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m
Combined Session 2.
- S.A.V.E. Training -  Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 3
- Autism Coaching - Christy Jenkins, Associate Director of
Student Accessibility Services, Ohio University
- Therapeutic Horsemanship program – Ohio University Southern
12:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Accessibilities Panel –
Debbie Swinehart, Dr. Carey Busch, Davin Marcum – student, and Melissa Colyer
Riffe Rotunda, Riffe Center

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions 1 (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
1A:  IEP – Lecture A, Collins Center
Amy Queen, Program Coordinator for TVI Consortium Program (visually impaired)


Combined Session 2 (10:35 am – 11:35 am)
2A:  S.A.V.E. Training – Bowman Auditorium, Collins Center
S.A.V.E. Training - Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center, Mental Health Clinic Staff
S.A.V.E. stand for Signs of Suicidal thinking, Ask the questions, Verify the experience with the Veteran, and Expedite or Escort to help. While S.A.V.E. was created to address the staggering increase in suicide among veterans, this information can be translated to non-military people as well.
You will develop a general understanding of the problem of suicide in the United States; understand how to identify a Veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a Veteran at risk. Each of us has the opportunity to be that one person who makes a difference–the person who asks the question that can save a Veteran’s life, or the life of anyone struggling with the thoughts of suicide (, 2019)
Concurrent Session 3 (11:40 am – 12:40 pm)
3A:  Autism Coaching – Lecture A, Collins Center
Christy Jenkins, Associate Director Student Accessibility Services, Ohio University
3B: Therapeutic Horsemanship – Lecture D, Collins Center
Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Kelly Hall and Bradie Chapman, Equine Studies Faculty, Ohio University


Keynote Speaker (12:45 pm – 2:00 pm) – Verne Riffe Rotunda


Dialogue on Disability Services in Higher Education Panel


Panel Members:
Debbie Swinehart
Carey Busch, PhD – Assistant Dean for Accessibility Services at Ohio University, Davin Marcum – Ohio University Student, member of the Governor’s Council on Disability
Melissa Colyer


$40 – Professional
$15 - Student
College credit and CEU credit are available. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Register today! You may register and make your payment online,  or register now to receive an invoice for payment or pay at the event.

Ohio University is committed to providing  programs  and services  that are accessible to all participating individuals.  If you would like to request and accommodation for this event please contact Robert Pleasant at or Teresa McKenzie at
Pay Online              Register          Vendor Registration

For more information:

Robert F. Pleasant, Jr.
Associate Director of the Student Resource Commons
Ohio University Southern


Teresa McKenzie, M.S. Ed
Accessibility Coordinator and Veteran Services Coordinator
Ohio University Southern


CEUs and College Credit for Ohio University Students
The Envision Access Conference is pleased to announce that the conference attendees are eligible to receive up to 0.4 CEUs with an additional fee of $15.00 to be paid at the door.

How do I get the CEU Credit?
Register to attend the conference
at each session-See Moderator
Forms will be verified and CEU's will be confirmed following the conference. CEU certificates will be mailed to attendees.


How do I get the Ohio University College Credit?
Register for SW2900 through My OHIO Student Center.
Register for the conference online and pay the $15.00 fee.
Attend the conference and complete the course assignment in Blackboard.
Ohio University Diversity Council
                             Accessible OHIO

Conference Expectations & Goals
  • Create a networking event that helps to foster working relationships between guidance counselors, interventions specialists, and higher education accessibility/disability services administrators
  • Accessing and embracing the use of technology.
  • Learn best practice related to students with disabilities.
  • Develop community connections to increase educational attainment for students with disabilities.


Who Should Attend
Guidance counselors
Intervention specialists
Enrollment services
Parents of students with disabilities
Higher Education Professionals
Human Resource Professionals
Community Leaders
Health Care & Social Services Professionals
Non-Profit Executives
Business Owners
Students (Secondary & Post-Secondary)
Deaf Services Center
Representative: Traci Bulen
Contact Information:
Phone: 614-841-1991


Ohio University Southern
Representative: Oreatha Murray
Contact Information:
Phone: 740-533-4600


Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship
Representative: Ohio University Southern—Bradie Chapman
Contact Information:
Phone: 740-357-8665
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