NJ Commission on Higher Education
Special Needs Grant Program
Promoting Success in College for Students of All Abilities
a one-day conference at The College of New Jersey
April 1, 2005
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Students with disabilities are successfully graduating from institutions of higher education nationwide. As a growing population, their attendance draws attention to the need for improved access and accommodations. What are these students’ rights? How can high schools better prepare students for the transition to college? What technology tools are available to assist students with disabilities succeed in a competitive setting?
Keynote Address: Salome Heyward, J.D.
New Challenges and Opportunities: Providing Access and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Dr. Heyward has 20 years of civil rights law practice in the field of federal statutes addressing disability, race, national origin and sex-based discrimination. Her vast experience concerning legal issues in the postsecondary arena include Director of Affirmative Action for a large research institution and senior staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, she is recognized nationally as an expert in the field of disability discrimination law, and is the author of several texts, articles and publications, including Graduate Schools and the ADA and Disability and Higher Education.
There will be 3 time slots for breakout sessions with a variety of presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and a featured session for students conducted by Richard Wanderman A showcase of new technology products, state agencies and other helpful resources will be on display throughout the day.
Who Should Attend?
Disability support staff in higher education High school and college administrators
College faculty Child study teams
ADA compliance officers Teachers
High school staff involved in transition Parents
Guidance counselors High school and college IT staff
High school and college students
How Much Does It Cost?
The NJ Commission on Higher Education is underwriting the conference so the registration fee is only $25, which includes a continental breakfast & lunch buffet.
How Do I Register?
A complete conference program and registration form are available at http://caties.tcnj.edu.
The College of New Jersey is a
Registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider