Might You Need a Roommate?
AHEAD will collect a list of individuals who are interested in securing a roommate for the Conference and will distribute that list June 2, 2012, to all who have expressed an interest. Individuals will then be responsible for contacting each other, and arranging shared housing.
If you would like to be included in the roommate referral program, please e-mail the following information to Jane Johnston, Program Associate, at Jane@ahead.org:
Planned check-in date;
Planned check-out date;
Telephone number, and
The deadline to submit your information for inclusion in the roommate referral program is June 1, 2012.
Please be aware, the information you supply will be shared with all who register for the roommate referral program. The information you provide will NOT be kept private, and AHEAD can make no guarantees of successful shared housing arrangements.
AHEAD is applying for CEU approval from CRCC and RID for this Conference. Updated information on obtaining CEU’s will be posted to the AHEAD website at www.ahead.org after June 1, 2012 and will also be available onsite in New Orleans.
Are you friendly and energetic? Do you want to add depth and richness to your Conference experience? If so, you should become a volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help meet and greet our Conference attendees, distribute Conference materials, work the Silent Auction, assist with hospitality events, and a variety of other activities.
If you are interested in spending a couple (literally, just 2) hours volunteering at the 2012 Conference, please indicate your interest on the attached registration form. The volunteer coordinator will contact you closer to the time to work out a scheduled time. Thank you in advance!
Engaging Our International Attendees
To continue in our efforts to further engage of our international attendees, we have again planned a rich array of sessions and exhibits at this year’s conference. AHEAD has developed three specialized offerings designed for you, our international attendees. We are excited about this and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
- In collaboration with our New Orleans partners, AHEAD has planned a College Tour of two or possibly three area schools (one two-year community college, one state flagship four-year University, and possibly one four-year private university) for the afternoon of Tuesday, July 10. The tour will be in the afternoon on the day before the full conference begins and AHEAD will provide transportation for the tour. The goal is for you to have an opportunity to visit different types of campuses and experience different aspects of disability resources at the postsecondary level. You will meet disability professionals from these colleges and universities, and hear how resources are delivered. Seats for the College Tour are limited and the event is for international attendees (non-US residents) only so please RSVP on your registration form by June 1, 2012; accessible transportation will be available.
- There will be an International Panel Discussion on Thursday, July 14. This is a session developed from the feedback from many of the attendees last year. Some of you will be invited to serve on the panel to present information about the services you provide in your home country and how you are developing your relationship with the AHEAD organization. This is a time when you might be invited to discuss your country’s resources and practices in facilitating education for students with disabilities. (Open to all)
- The second event is an International Reception on Thursday, July 14. This is a time when you, our international attendees, will have the opportunity to talk about your experiences at the conference, compare notes on differing practices in different countries, learn about international research on disability being done at some universities, and be connected with some long time members of the AHEAD. This event is by invitation only and limited to international attendees.