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Understanding and Implementing the AHEAD Guidance on Documentation: From Theory to Practice on YOUR Campus
In May, AHEAD unveiled new guidance for DSS professionals on how best to assess the information presented by students with disabilities to establish eligibility for protection under ADA/504, and to support their requests for accommodation. Some DSS providers have embraced this new perspective; others are bewildered by it. And most are trying to determine how far to go, how quickly, to put this newly proposed guidance in place. DAIS can help you.
There seem to be two schools of thought on how quickly to proceed – some want to have something new in place by the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, while others want to get past the initial rush of activity and proceed a little more cautiously. DAIS is ready when you are.
Some DSS providers have been following the new approach informally for some time; they simply need help determining how best to formalize their practice. Some DSS providers have been following a very different, more structured path, relying primarily on their review of 3rd party documentation. Some DSS providers are simply confused. They aren’t sure how best to approach this shift in thinking; they aren’t even sure they understand what is intended! Still others are ready to embrace the new guidance – they just need a little help to figure out how to “sell it” on campus. Wherever you are starting from, DAIS is prepared to start from there with you!
For those in a hurry, DAIS will offer a 2-week jumpstart class (online) from July 30 – August 13, with four sections to the class, depending on your “starting point” (above). Tuition: $250
For those who want to pause, take a deep breath, and begin the transition after the rush of the new school year has passed, DAIS will offer a 3-week class (with multiple sections), beginning October 9. Tuition: $350
Included in the cost of tuition will be a private consultation with Jane Jarrow, by phone and/or email, reviewing your individual questions and plans.
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? A Beginner's Introduction to DSS
Online Education from DAIS – October 1- October 19
Do you have a new hire on staff -- or are YOU the "new kid on the block"? Whether it is someone who is new to the field of DSS, or simply new to your institution, you will want to get them up to speed as quickly as possible. You need to make sure they have a basic understanding of the laws, the population, the general responsibilities - THE JOB - so that you can build on that to teach them how you interpret/implement all those tasks in your program.
DO YOU TRUST ME???
I hope the answer is “YES!” I can provide your new staff members with an in-depth and working knowledge/understanding of what the world of disability services in higher education is all about. After all these years, all these presentations, all these thousands of listserv posts, I think I have a comprehensive understanding of what information folks need to get started. I am willing to share - but it'll cost you!