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The Assessment and Resource Centres of Ontario (ARC’s: RARC and NOARC)
The High-Incidence Disabilities in Higher Education Conference (HIDC)
Education
Toronto, Ontario
March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
https://www.conferize.com/hidc
The High-Incidence Disabilities in Higher Education Conference (HIDC) - Toronto, Canada, March 30 - 31, 2017

CONFERENCE INFO:

The High-Incidence Disabilities in Higher Education Conference (HIDC), a major conference/training on disability issues in higher education, will take place in Toronto on March 30 and 31 (a Thursday and Friday). It will likely be of interest to:

- disability services professionals
- evaluators (e.g., psychologists)
- school and mental health counselors
- college faculty and administrators

The topics include:

- Helping students deal with the stress of transitions (including the transition to college)
- How to make difficult decisions about accommodations requests
- Recent changes in law and policy about disability accommodations
- Documenting disabilities (especially psychiatric disabilities) to colleges
- Appropriate assessment tools for learning and attention problems

Here’s a link to the full, very comprehensive agenda:

https://www.conferize.com/hidc/p/agenda-4

And more about each session:

https://www.conferize.com/hidc/schedule

The many speakers will include advocates, evaluators, and disability services administrators, and even some students themselves, but what makes the conference special is the infusion of scientific researchers who will present practical guidance that is based directly on research. Colleges are faced with so many complex decisions when making courses and programs accessible to students with disabilities, and even determining which students actually have disabilities. This conference aims to address those issues with the mix of empathic advocacy and hard-nosed empiricism that is so needed.

Conference website:

https://www.conferize.com/hidc

The Assessment and Resource Centres of Ontario (ARC’s: RARC and NOARC) are very excited to bring you another High Incidence Disabilities Conference at the newly renovated Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Toronto.

The two day event (March 30 and 31 2017) will include several well respected and prominent keynote speakers in the fields of mental health, learning disabilities, and ADHD as well as breakout workshops from other field experts. The conference will highlight the transition to and life in post-secondary education for students with disabilities including a focus on mental health.

The ARC’s are grateful to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly called the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities), Mental Health Innovation Fund initiative which has made the conference possible.

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