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Envision Access Conference

 
Envision Access Conference 2018
 
Join us for the
Envision Access Conference:
Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Tri-State
March 9, 2018
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.
 
Sessions include:
· Same Path, Different Shoes: The Educational Journey for Students with Autism
· Assistive Technology and Higher Education—Tech that works
· Panel on Addiction Recovery and Academic Impacts
 

Keynote Speaker: Davey McNelly
 

Davey McNellyDavey McNelly, MSW, LSW,SSA, TICC  is a writer, speaker, and thinker about inclusion for people with disabilities. He draws from both personal experience as someone living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and over 15 years working in the non-profit, disability, and mental health field. He currently works at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, where his main task has been to help people who live in segregated settings such as nursing homes to move to community living. He is also founder and director of Friends, Allies, and Neighbors of Athens County, which is a grassroots movement to assist people with disabilities to join clubs, volunteer, and develop community.
 
Davey is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned a BA in creative writing and developmental psychology, and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters of Social Work. He resides in Athens with his wife, Lia, and their two children.
 

Friday, March 9, 2019

Schedule of Events
 

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.           Registration and Check-In – Bowman Auditorium, Collins
 
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.           Welcome – Bowman Auditorium, Collins
 
8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.          Concurrent Sessions 1
 
9:55 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.        Concurrent Sessions 2
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       Session 3
 
12:05 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.         Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Riffe Rotunda, Riffe Center
 
Concurrent Sessions
 

Concurrent Sessions 1 (8:50 am – 9:50 am)
 

1A:  Same Path, Different Shoes: The Educational Journey for Students with Autism, Part 1 –
Lecture A, Collins Center
 
Joy Shytle, MSW, CSW, Faculty, Ohio University Southern
 
Inclusion can mean many different things to different people. Your role in a person’s life determines your perception.  For students with Autism, perception can be different but different is not wrong. 
 
This presentation is designed to help academic personnel in the secondary and post-secondary environment to understand the diversity of the student with autism in classrooms and offices.  We will explore the diagnosis, their experience, and offer effective techniques for helping these students succeed.  The presentation would benefit university faculty and staff, guidance counselors, teachers, and all personnel interacting with students with Autism.
 
1B: Getting Lost in the Conversation; the Academic Impacts of Psychological Disorders –
Lecture D, Collins Center
 
David Nelson, MA/MSW, LISW-S/LPCC-S, Faculty, Ohio University
 
David will moderate roundtable discussion about the impacts of psychological diagnoses on academic performance. This discussion will invite the audience to engage with 3 students who have agreed to discuss their issues and how modifications have helped.  There will be a discussion of the symptoms/diagnosis first, which will proceed into a discussion of the details and impact of the condition and then how we, as professionals can help.
 
Concurrent Sessions 2 (9:55 am – 10:55 am)
 
2A:  Same Path, Different Shoes: The Educational Journey for Students with Autism, Part 2 –
Lecture A, Collins Center
 
Joy Shytle, MSW, CSW, Faculty, Ohio University Southern
 
In part two of the Autism workshop, participants will continue the conversation started in part one. This will include a deeper conversation about inclusion, which goes beyond the basics.  Participants will continue to explore the world of Autism and education; increase the exploration of their role in a person’s life, which may determine their perception.  For students with Autism, perception can be different but different is not wrong.

This ongoing presentation is designed to help academic personnel in the secondary and post-secondary environment to understand the diversity of the student with autism in classrooms and offices.  We will explore the diagnosis, their experience, and offer effective techniques for helping these students succeed.  The presentation would benefit university faculty and staff, guidance counselors, teachers, and all personnel interacting with students with Autism.

2B: Assistive Technology and Higher Education – Lecture D, Collins Center
 
Chris Linscott, M.Ed, Accessibility Coordinator, Ohio University
 
Specific learning objectives that this program will provide for participants:
 
1.         Overview of Types of Assistive Technology
 
2.         Disability Impacts and Assistive Technology
 
3.         Common Assistive Technologies at Ohio University
 
Assistive technology can create more equal access for a range of impacts for students with disabilities. This presentation will discuss a range of Assistive Technologies, while also addressing how these technologies may assist student with disabilities. Current technologies used at Ohio University will be discussed, while also introducing some of the technologies more widely available to all students. Free trial software recommendations, as well as technologies designed to assist students with particular disabilities, will be presented.
 
Session 3 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

 

Drug/Alcohol Panel – Addiction and Academic Success – Bowman Auditorium, Collins Center
 
Panel Members-
Brett Looney, Lawrence County Juvenile Center: Moderator
Mike Haney: Pathways
Mary Beth Smith: Prestera
Rachel Swindler: OUS BSW graduate (now employed at Hospice)
Mike Vanderhoof: OUS BSW, Fall 17

 
This session is moderated panel that will engage the panelist and audience in a personal conversation about the impacts of addiction on academic success. Panelist will share personal experiences, coping mechanism used, and provide suggestions for supports for students.
 
Keynote Speaker (12:05 pm – 1:35 pm) – Verne Riffe Rotunda

 

 

Keynote Address

 

Davey McNelly, MSW, LSW,SSA, TICC
Davey McNelly, MSW, LSW, SSA, TICC   is a writer, speaker, and thinker about inclusion for people with disabilities. He draws from both personal experience as someone living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and over 15 years working in the non-profit, disability, and mental health field. He currently works at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, where his main task has been to help people who live in segregated settings such as nursing homes to move to community living.
 
He is also founder and director of Friends, Allies, and Neighbors of Athens County, which is a grassroots movement to assist people with disabilities to join clubs, volunteer, and develop community. Davey is a graduate of Miami University, where he earned a BA in creative writing and developmental psychology, and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters of Social Work. He resides in Athens with his wife, Lia, and their two children.
 
Appalachian Identity and Pathways to College for People with Disabilities: 
A personal journey towards higher education and career
 
Learning Objectives:
 
1. Understand choices of Appalachian students with disabilities and how students navigate the complex system of college
 
2. Know the top ten pieces of advice from the presenter on helping students succeed
 
3. Be able to think more of students in a holistic way, focusing on impact on the community

 

REGISTER NOW!
Cost:
$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 pleasanr@ohio.edu or Teresa McKenzie at mckenzt1@ohio.edu.
 
Pay Online              Register          Vendor Registration

For more information:
 

Robert F. Pleasant, Jr.
Associate Director of the Student Resource Commons
pleasanr@ohio.edu
740.533.4581
Ohio University Southern

 

Teresa McKenzie, M.S. Ed
Accessibility Coordinator and Veteran Services Coordinator
mckenzt1@ohio.edu
740.533.4596
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
Sign-in 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
Educators
Administrators
Higher Education Professionals
Human Resource Professionals
Community Leaders
Health Care & Social Services Professionals
Non-Profit Executives
Hospitality
Business Owners
Students (Secondary & Post-Secondary)
Government
 
Vendors
 

Person Centered Services, Inc. (PCS)

Representative: Sheena Wiseman

Contact Information: swiseman@pcs4dd.com

Phone: 740-442-7348

Website: www.pcs4dd.com

 

NECCO

Representative: Elizabeth Cremeans

Contact Information: ecremeans@necco.org

Phone: 740-451-0741

Website: www.necco.org

 

Deaf Services Center

Representative: Traci Bulen

Contact Information: tracibulen@gmail.com

Phone: 614-841-1991

Website: www.dsc.org

 

Ohio University Southern

Representative: Oreatha Murray

Contact Information: murrayo@ohio.edu

Phone: 740-533-4600

 

Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship

Representative: Ohio University Southern—Bradie Chapman

Contact Information: chapmab1@ohio.edu

Phone: 740-357-8665

Website: www.ousequinedegree.com

 
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