2015 Ohio Ahead Conference Information

OH-AHEAD Fall Conference
October 23, 2015
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Join with the Ohio Association of Higher Education and Disability during our annual Fall conference to celebrate and learn. Save October 23, 2015 to network with your disability services colleagues from throughout the state of Ohio to discuss emerging issues and best practices in providing access for students with disabilities in post-secondary education.

Tentative Agenda

8:30-9:30    Registration/Check-In/Vendor Exhibits/Coffee and Tea available

9:30-10:30   Keynote Session (Speaker TBD)

10:45-11:45  Concurrent Session 1/Vendor Exhibits

12:00-12:30  OH-AHEAD Business Meeting

12:45-1:30   Lunch and Vendor Exhibits

1:45-2:45     Concurrent Session 2/Vendor Exhibits

3:00-4:00     Concurrent Session 3


Tentative Timeline

April 1 – Call for Proposals will be released for concurrent session presentations

May 15 – Concurrent session proposals will be due

August 1 – Registration will be available

2014 Conference THANK YOU!

Thanks for all who attended this year’s conference! We will be sharing our conference statistics with you shortly, as well as feature power-points from the breakout sessions. Until then, please enjoy photos of the conference and check back with us soon!

UC Clermont Welcome SignOpening remarksMichael Southern

UC Clermon Dean Greg SojkaDean Greg Sojka SpeaksCassandra JonesOpening remarksTiffany McClainAttentive Audience ImageLois HarrisOpening remarksAndrew ZeislerKeynote Panel PresentersMichael S and Andrew Z2014 Conference Keynote Panel Members_opt

Confernce Attendees and PresentersBreakout Session AttendeeLaura Ackergman-Cherry and Leslie Taylor

Leslie Taylor Presents










2014 Fall Conference Powerpoints

OH-AHEAD presents

One Goal, Many Paths

Concurrent Session 1

OH-AHEAD Business Meeting

OHIO AHEAD 2014 (4).pptx
OHIO AHEAD 2014 (4).doc

From Documentation to Student Narrative and Professional Judgment
Enjie Hall, The Ohio State University

OH AHEAD From Documentation.pptx
OH AHEAD From Documentation Text Only.docx
Sample Advocacy Letter for Attendance.docx


Academic Coaching for Students with Disabilities
Laura Cherry-Akgerman, Ohio Dominican University

Academic Coaching.pptx
Academic Coaching.docx


Therapy VS. Service Animals: What’s the difference and how does it affect students with psychiatric disabilities
Stephanie Volbrecht, The Ohio State University

Therapy vs Service Animal-O-AHEAD.pptx
Therapy vs Service Animal-O-AHEAD.docx

Concurrent Session 2


A Culture Shift to Full Membership
Enjie Hall, The Ohio State University

OH AHEAD A Culture Shift.pptx
OH AHEAD A Culture Shift Text Only.rtf


I’m the only DSS person on campus! One person offices & how we make it work for us and our colleges

Laura Cherry-Akgerman, Ohio Dominican University
Leslie Taylor, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

I’m the only DSS person on campus!.pptx
Im the only DSS person on campus!.docx

One University, Many Campuses

Julie DiBiasio, Amanda Wyant, Shannon Cowling, and Jacqueline Gee,
Kent State University


Concurrent Session 3


Leadership, DSS Style: Visibility on Campus = Effectiveness in House
Jane Jarrow, Disability Access Information and Support



VITAL: Supporting Student Veterans on Campus
Jessica Thiede, Veterans Administration Medical Center

Ohio ahead conference VA.docx

Life Beyond High School: Transitioning to the Adult World – Things I Need to Know
Marcie Mendelsohn, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital