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April 5, 2021. All Day Event.

Sponsored by: The Learning Accommodations Center, including Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, with additional funding from the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Grant.

Please join us for our annual Spring Accessibility Resources and Services Events!
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Week of April 5 – 9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 11:00 – 12:00 – Virtual Adaptive Sports Program, presented by Northeast Passage, of the University of New Hampshire,
Staff from Northeast Passage, at University of New Hampshire, present about the similarities we share when pursuing recreation and fun, for people with all types of abilities. Includes videos of sporting events of athletes with disabilities.

Wednesday, April 7, 1:00 – 2:00 – Information Session for new students
Presenters: NECC Admissions, Learning Accommodations Center, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services –ASL Interpreters provided

Thursday, April 8, 11:00 – 12:00 – How Can Accommodations Make Learning Accessible?
Wonder if you qualify for accommodations? What are the rights of students with disabilities? How do you apply for accommodations? What are possible accommodations?
Presenters: Katie Garcia, Deborah Regan, and Susan Martin of the Learning Accommodations Center.

Week of April 12 – 16, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2:00 – 3:00 – Applying for a job with a Disability: Should you disclose?
When applying for a job with a disability, how to decide whether to disclose that you have a disability and when, and requesting accommodations on the job.
Presenters: Deborah Regan, Learning Accommodations Center and Noreen Fantasia, Career Services

Week of April 19 – 23, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 11:00 – 12:00 – Deaf Culture and Technology
Acquire a basic understanding of Deaf Culture and the technology used inside and outside of the classroom.
Presenter: Deb McKinney, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
ASL Interpreters provided.

Tuesday, April 20, 3:00 – 4:30 – Fostering Better Teaching and Learning for Students with Disabilities, webinar by the Association on Higher Education and Disability, AHEAD
Innovative ways that colleges can support faculty in their work with students who have disabilities.
Webinar presented by: Wendy Harbor of the Association on Higher Education and Disability
Live captioning and ASL interpreters provided by AHEAD

Wednesday, April 21, 11:00 – 12:00 – ADHD: Misconception Correction
Join this information packed, myth-busting presentation and panel on living with ADHD!
Presenter: Cheryl Wilson, Learning Accommodations Center and a panel of NECC students, staff, and faculty

Wednesday, April 21, 1:00 – 2:00 –Technology that Works for you: Apps for Learning Success
This workshop will help students identify apps for mobile devices and computers for use in the classroom and beyond, and offer strategies on using technologies for success as a college student.
Presenter: Katie Garcia, Pam LaBella, Learning Accommodations Center

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 – 11:00 – College Students with Autism: An Expanding Frontier, presented by Guest Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Director of College Autism Spectrum
Students with Autism add richness and diversity to our college communities. Are college campuses informed of the needs of the Autistic community? Are we celebrating neurodiversity and differing perspectives? We will discuss this unique perspective and the impact that COVID has had in creating positive outcomes for students.
Presenter: Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Director of College Autism Spectrum, former Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law
ASL interpreters provided.

Thursday, April 22, 3:00 – 4:30 – Full and Flexible Participation of Students with Psychological Disabilities, webinar presented by Association on Higher Education and Disability, AHEAD
In this webinar, we will discuss the characteristics often associated with psychological conditions that may warrant participation modification, accommodation decision-making, and the balance between reasonable accommodation and fundamental alteration.
Presenters: Jane M. Castillon, and Jennifer Lofthus, J.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Live captioning and ASL interpreters provided by AHEAD.

Week of April 26 – 30, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 11:00-12:00pm-Guest Lance Hidy, Prof. Kristen Sparrow Creative fun with UDL-Harnessing the Power of Images in Your Communications!
Presenters will have some fun with participants and teach general Visual Communication guidelines that are usable across applications, including Blackboard, and Word etc.
This workshop is a preview of the ideas and concepts that will be offered during the hands-on Universal Design Faculty and Staff Stipends coming later this spring!

Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 -1:30 – How to Mitigate Common Student and Instructor Challenges Using Universal Design
In this workshop, we will focus on universal design strategies that support both faculty and student challenges. A short intro on universal design theory and practical strategies and tips to support learning.
Presenters: Isabelle Gagne – Psychology Professor and Coordinator, Susan Martin, Director Learning Accommodations Center

Thursday, April 29, 11:00-12:00 – State Agency Resources for Students with Disabilities
Learn about services you may be eligible for as a person with a disability.
Join a panel of representatives from state agencies such as the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport, and Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Thursday, April 29, 1:00-2:00 pm – Building Happiness
Join the NECC Counseling Services staff to learn more about positive psychology and how we can build up our personal happiness by using our strengths to overcome daily challenges. Together we can support each other!
Presenters: Gabriel Garcia and Carlena Reagan, NECC Counseling Services.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!


April 5, 2021
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Students, Faculty and Staff


Online with Zoom
United States


The Center for Accessibility Resources & Services
We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information.
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