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UofT Chestnut Residence

89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON

Giovanni Room, 2nd floor

Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

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Location: UofT Chestnut Residence, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON

Room: Giovanni Room, 2nd Floor

Parking: http://chestnutconferencecentre.utoronto.ca/parking

NOTE: ***DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY Oct. 6th***

Agenda:

8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast and networking opportunity

8:45 a.m.: Welcome, brief introductions and housekeeping: Tina Murray, PD Co-Chair (IDIA), UOIT, Jennifer Gillies, PD Co-Chair (IDIA), University of Waterloo, Kirston Arbour, PD Chair (CCDI), Humber College

9:00 a.m.: Morning Session

10:30 a.m.: AM break (Snacks and beverages provided)

12:00 noon: Lunch (Lunch will be provided on site)

1:00 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions

2:30 a.m.: PM break (Snacks and beverages provided)

4:00 p.m.: Warp-up and Survey


Morning Session: Strategies for Collaborative Problem-Solving of Complex Issues

As we engage more often with students, parents, faculty and academic administrators regarding complex, novel and sometimes challenging accommodation issues, we are called upon to use our collaborative problem-solving and communication skills more often. Skills such as active listening, searching for common interests, conflict resolution and assessing options are ever more important in our professional practice. As professionals we are uniquely positioned within our institutions in that we are often required to educate others regarding our role and our scope within the human rights framework, advocate for individual student issues and maintain positive and productive working relationships with those we find ourselves in conflict with. Oh, and we usually have to do all this via email…

This session will be designed to leverage our collective expertise and share best practices and strategies for collaboratively problem-solving and working through challenging issues, even when initially faced with a lack of understanding or resistance. The intention is to identify and build upon the skills we use to advocate for students every day.

Facilitators:

Nora Simpson and Anne Moore will facilitate the morning session. Nora is the Associate Director of the Accessible Learning Services at Humber College and Anne is the Manager of Accessible Learning at George Brown College.


Afternoon Session: Evaluating Student Self-Reports (with or without documentation):

Accessibility Services in Ontario’s Colleges and Universities are expected to support students with suspected and temporary disabilities pending documentation, and to develop accommodation plans based on functional limitations stated in documentation and self-reports. At a past PD session in November 2016, CCDI and IDIA members received information on the limitations and challenges of health care providers measuring and communicating functional limitations to our offices (recall Dr. Alana Holmes and Dr. Allyson Harrison’s presentation to both groups). Members left the session informed, but wanting more opportunities to discuss solutions to balancing student self-reports with documentation that may be limited or non-existent. So what now?

This session will provide participants with tools and resources to evaluate student self-reports with or without documentation. Using case-studies and small-group dialogue, participants will specifically explore a) screening tools for students with suspected disabilities: How these tools can assist with developing a temporary accommodation plan and guide referrals for further testing, and b) student interview guides: How to converse with the student with suspected disabilities to identify functional limitations and develop an accommodation plan.

Facilitators:

Barry Townsend & Melissa Beacom will facilitate half of the afternoon session to discuss tools and strategies for conversing with students to identify functional limitations. Barry is the Manager of Student Accessibility Services at University of Guelph and Melissa is an Advisor within Student Accessibility Services at University of Guelph.

Somei Tam and Boris Vukovic will facilitate the second half of the afternoon session and will be presenting Carleton's LD/ADHD/MH screening tools and Assessment of Functional Impairment, both of which are used to determine the need for further assessment as well as to generate some percentile scores on the measure to guide the accommodation decisions related to the identified functional impairments. Somei is a Disability Advisor / Learning Specialist and Boris is a Disabilities Specialist at the Paul Menton Centre for students with disabilities at Carleton University.

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Giovanni Room, 2nd floor

Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

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