If you are looking for supportive resources to help you make your program more inclusive of students with disabilities, this session is for you. In the fall, we introduced the new Basic Disability Screening for Adult Education (BDSAE). This resource serves as the basis for organizing your thinking, programming, and assessment in ways that increase the inclusion and support of persons with disabilities in your program. In this follow-up session, we will practice using the BDSAE to assess needs for further referrals, talk about learning needs, and design plans for accommodations.
Note: This session is designed as a follow-up to the 11/3/22 session that introduced the resource. If you did not attend that session, you are still welcome, but you will need to watch the 60-minute recording linked in the resource description prior to attending. The session on March 31st will be devoted to practice, so this recording will help orient you to the resource prior to practicing its use.
Note: To address program-level inclusion practices, we are offering a complimentary session on Creating a Disability-Inclusive Program on March 24th. Attendance at both is strongly recommended, but not required.
- Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities
- Program directors seeking information to guide program design and staffing that complies with the ADA
- ADA coordinators
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
The session is designed to have you practice using the different tools in the BDSAE. We will begin by using the Basic Disability Screening, which is intended to help you and the student decide if they need additional professional assessments. Next, we will share about the possible referral processes and sources that may provide funds for the additional assessments. Then, we will learn about Common Accommodations for Learning sought out by adult students in AE programs and will practice using a preferred accommodations plan. The session will close with a showcase of resources that program staff can use to learn more about accommodations.
Having practiced using the tools in the BDSAE, participants will walk away with increased confidence for using these tools in their program and with their students.
Note: This session is designed as a follow-up to the 11/3/22 session that introduced the resource. If you did not attend that session, you are still welcome, but you will need to watch the 60-minute recording linked in the resource description prior to attending.
This session is being offered via Zoom. Jane Brandt will confirm your registration and send you the link to join the session several days prior to the event.
- Explain the purpose of the Basic Disability Screening for Adult Education resource
- Utilize selected tools included in this resource with students and in their programs
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: