2024 Virtual Session Registration

Virtual Sessions

The following links will take you to the zoom registration page for the corresponding virtual session of the Multiple Perspectives Conference.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Higher Ed

Monday, April 9th, 8:30AM-10:00AM EST

Presenters: Tristan Chaput, Dr. Lorrie Spivey, and Janice Metz.

Sinclair Community College takes a holistic approach to creating an inclusive environment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through wraparound supports and initiatives, such as accessible programs designed to provide successful avenues for students, Sinclair has made strides to foster an atmosphere where neurodiverse students are valued and thrive.


Intersectionality and Access at the University of Missouri: Students Working for Solutions

Monday, April 8th, 10:15AM-11:45AM EST

Presenter: Tabetha Violet

Tabetha Violet will present results and reflections on an undergraduate class called "Intersectionality and Accessibility at MU." This course explores access, disability culture, and disability justice theories and then make recommendations to university administrators about ways in which access can be increased beyond compliance with the ADA.


Inventing the Independent Disabled Person: Tales From the Extraordinary Life of Ed Roberts

Monday, April 8th, 3:30PM-5:00PM EST

Presenter: Scot Danforth

This presentation tells the story of what Ed Robert’s suicide survival, his decision to live well, and to take full title of his  body and undefined future was the foundation for the notion of independent living as well as the beginning of a lifelong, intensive personal practice of self-creation. He crafted a dynamic, outrageous, impactful, disabled man in a mid-century America that hadn’t even begun to imagine people with disabilities living active, integrated lives. Ed’s decision launched the influential idea we now know as independent living, the lifechanging concept that powered the disability rights movement.


Addressing equitable access to higher education: Assessing accommodation through syllabi

Tuesday, April 9th, 8:30AM-10:30AM EST

Presenter: Krys Ingman

This transformative mixed methods study analyzes how chronically ill students' experiences differ from their non-chronically ill peers when applying for and implementing accommodations at a mid-sized midwestern R2 university. Additional inquiry involves how students and faculty members define “reasonable accommodation” and how access is controlled at the academy.


Building Inclusive Study Spaces for Neurodivergent Students

Tuesday, April 9th, 10:15AM-11:45AM EST

Presenters: Hayley Holloway and Gaby Messinger

Join two neurodivergent academic librarians as we go through our journey on creating a sensory-friendly study space at University of Baltimore's RLB Library. We discuss the process from idea development to creating a proposal to future plans for implementation.


Re-imagining Disability Services: Universal Design and Design Justice

Tuesday, April 9th, 1:30PM-3:30PM EST

Presenters: David Jaulus

This presentation discusses current laws governing service provision for students with disabilities, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as both the benefits and drawbacks of "reasonable accommodations" and the alternative formulations of universal design and design justice, meant to move us beyond legal compliance toward seamless access.


Building Inclusive Spaces: Being an Ally for your Neurodivergent Peers and Students

Tuesday, April 9th, 3:30PM-5:00PM EST

Presenters: Siva Priya Santhanam, Victoria VanUitert, endever*, and Noor Pervez

Neurodiversity is an integral part of diversity in university settings, and by embracing neurodiversity, we promote an inclusive and empathetic space for everyone. In this workshop-style presentation, you will understand complex issues that influence the academic and social well-being of neurodivergent students. Based on my own research and clinical experiences, I will share strategies for increased cross-neurotype understanding and communication, and you can take away specific strategies on how you can be an ally for your neurodivergent peer or student within the university setting.