[Athen] FW: AHEAD Conference, PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute to Join Forces in New Orleans

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Wed Nov 30 10:06:40 PST 2011


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December 1, 2011

AHEAD Conference, PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute to Join Forces in New

AHEAD and PEPNet 2.0-two premier professional organizations-will combine
their national conferences to provide attendees from the disability and
education communities a broader array of training that can build
institutional capacity to work with post-secondary students with
disabilities. The two concurrent events will be held at the Sheraton Hotel
Canal Street in New Orleans on July 9 - 14, 2012.

The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) 35th annual
conference offers attendees a diverse array of professional development
opportunities covering issues relating to the full spectrum of disabilities.
AHEAD is the premiere professional membership organization for individuals
developing policy and providing effective services to meet the needs of
persons with disabilities in all areas of higher education. AHEAD has formal
partnerships with 34 Regional Affiliates and many other professional
organizations to advance equity in higher education for people with
disabilities. AHEAD promotes full and equal participation by individuals
with disabilities in higher education, and supports the systems,
institutions, professions, and professionals who participate in fulfilling
this important mission.

The new Postsecondary Education Programs Network 2.0 (PEPNet 2.0) Training
Institute will run concurrently with the AHEAD conference and will focus on
issues, service provision, and best practices for working with postsecondary
students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those with co-occurring
disabilities. PEPNet has 15 years of experience in the issues of working
with these low-incidence disabilities and has recently consolidated four
regional centers into one national center. PEPNet 2.0 will continue to
provide technical assistance and personnel development to improve
educational and employment outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of
hearing. Baseline data and information collected during the new five-year
grant cycle will drive development of evidence-based resources to increase
institutional capacity, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for
these students.

To leverage the resources offered by both organizations, to help
stakeholders stretch tight budgets, and to deliver their respective
information and training to the largest possible audience, AHEAD and PEPNet
2.0 have combined their conferences. Attendees at either event will have
access to presentations at both conferences, meet and network with other
postsecondary education and disability professionals from many disciplines,
and view displays and vendor booths in a 30,000 square foot exhibition hall.

PEPNet 2.0, based at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is
supported by a grant from the Research to Practice Division, Office of
Special Education Programs and the U.S. Department of Education via grant
award #H326D110003. The grant cycle began October 1, 2011 and runs through
September 30, 2016.

Registration and other information about these events are available at
1015335&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ahead.org%2F> www.ahead.org and
1015335&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pepnet.org%2F> www.pepnet.org

AHEAD and PEPNet 2.0 look forward to welcoming hundreds of interested
professionals from across the country and around the world to New Orleans in
2012 to learn and share information that can enhance educational
opportunities for professionals and consumers.


Stephan J. Hamlin-Smith

Executive Director


107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204

Huntersville, NC 28078

e: stephan at ahead.org

Catherine McLeod

Director - PEPNet 2.0

California State University Northridge

National Center on Deafness

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8267

e: info at pepnet.org


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