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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.