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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Open Registration for Higher Education Disability Conference

March 28, 2012

The Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability (TNAHEAD) will host the annual TNAHEAD Conference at the University of Memphis at the University Center, April 12 - 13. The conference is open (with paid registration) to any individuals interested in higher education disability-related topics including, emerging technology, transition, and ADA and Section 504 compliance. Interested professionals, teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Sonya Hood, director of disability and testing services at Motlow College, plans to attend the conference. She said, "I am excited about our keynote speaker, Dan Goldstein, as well as an Asperger's Syndrome college transition workshop which should be very informative. My hope is to learn about new technology that is available and other valuable information to better serve our students with disabilities at Motlow."

The theme of the conference is "Ideas in Memphis" and will offer the full educational programming that TNAHEAD has become noted for providing, while expanding the networking and panel discussion opportunities for all attendees. The event will feature nationally and internationally recognized presenter, attorney Dan Goldstein, famous for victories in such landmark court cases as the National Conference of Bar Examiners and test takers with disabilities, and the recent Amazon Kindle postsecondary accessibility case.

Conference fees before April 2 are $90 for members and $115 for nonmembers. After April 2, fees are $115 per member registrant and $140 per non-member registrant. Fees include both days programming as well as lunch on April 12 and a commemorative t-shirt. Complete event information is available at the website or individuals may also contact TNAHEAD Education Chair, Kim Duplain Ochsenbein 931.372.6119.

TNAHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with disabilities in higher education; and supporting the systems, institutions, professions, and professionals who attend to the fulfillment of this important mission. TNAHEAD is an affiliate of the national Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).