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Mount Allison University Presents: Intersections and Connections conference - April 1, 2016

The focus of Mount Allison's 2016 "Intersections & Connections" Conference, which will be held at the university on April 1, 2016, is on the transition from post-secondary studies to the world of work for students with disabilities. In particular, transition to employment for students with invisible disabilities – such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and mental illness – will be explored.

As these students near graduation, they are often concerned about the transition to employment and wonder “What kind of support can I expect?”; “What accommodations will be provided?”; “Should I disclose my disability?”; “Will I experience discrimination?” The conference aims to bring together students, employers, service providers, practitioners, and scholars from the region to learn about the latest research and to explore best practices in expanding accessibility from post-secondary education into the workforce for students with disabilities, with a focus on practical and effective solutions that benefit both graduates and employers.

As an outcome of the conference, a guide will be created to help students with disabilities navigate the world of employment. The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for presentations at Intersections and Connections. The deadline to submit proposals is January 15, 2016. Go online to submit a proposal: http://www.mta.ca/intersections2016/

Mount Allison University is located in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Malgré que cette demande de propositions soit en anglais, nous encourageons des propositions et des présentations en francais. La conférence comme telle offrira de la traduction simultanée. Si vous avez des questions ou inquiétudes, communiquez avec Anne Comfort au (506) 364-2527 ou acomfort@mta.ca

Registration is opening soon... Questions? Email us at intersections2016@mta.ca




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