Jul
12
Wed
2:00 pm Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit Trip-by-Trip
Implementing Conditional Eligibi...
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $45 Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit will address how to schedule trips based on a person’s conditional eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit. Once the determination has been made that a person can ride fixed-route transit for some, but not[...]
Jul
24
Mon
all-day Introduction to Travel Training Workshop @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Introduction to Travel Training ... @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $300 Introduction to Travel Training is an intensive three-day workshop with classroom and field instruction. The workshop offers an environment where travel trainers will acquire knowledge in the classroom and in the field, obtaining constructive feedback from trainers and colleagues. Travel trainers will receive a[...]
Jul
27
Thu
all-day Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Advanced Travel Training Strateg... @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover advanced travel trainer strategies including working with trainees with psychiatric disabilities and other less common disabilities, behavioral strategies and techniques from a trainer perspective, using physical strategies safely, advanced street crossing techniques, and more.  Also covered are[...]
Jul
31
Mon
all-day Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer
Community Connections & Your Rol...
Jul 31 – Sep 8 all-day
Instructors: Julie Dupree, Allie Donnelly, and Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 Travel trainers are in a unique position to make connections within their communities to increase the potential for independent mobility. This course starts with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and public transportation and how this important piece of federal[...]
all-day Introduction to ADA Complementary Paratransit Management
Introduction to ADA Complementar...
Jul 31 – Sep 8 all-day
Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 This online training course is designed for ADA complementary paratransit managers who are new to the field. Content highlights the history of the the disability movement, paratransit eligibility, human resources management, key considerations in paratransit operations, and the basics in financial management that all paratransit managers[...]
Aug
2
Wed
all-day Transportation and the ADA Workshop @ Des Moines Area Regional Transit
Transportation and the ADA Workshop @ Des Moines Area Regional Transit
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day
Location: Des Moines, Iowa Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 Have you ever wondered how many companions are allowed to ride with a complementary paratransit eligible passenger?  Or how much assistance a bus operator is required to provide to a passenger with a disability in boarding the bus? Or how many service animals[...]
Aug
3
Thu
2:00 pm Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers
Introduction to Street Crossing ...
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Julie Dupree, Easterseals Project Action Consulting Registration Fee: $45 Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers: The Must Know Info will address the crucial topic of safely teaching street crossing. Participants will learn the importance of developing methods and strategies to aid in one-on-one travel instruction and[...]
Sep
6
Wed
2:00 pm ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements
ADA Complementary Paratransit Ap...
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $45 ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements will address the requirements under the ADA with regards to paratransit appeals, including eligibility decisions, no shows, and suspensions.  Topics to be covered include what decisions carry the right of the applicant/passenger to appeal,[...]
Sep
11
Mon
all-day Introduction to Travel Training Workshop @ Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Introduction to Travel Training ... @ Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
Location: Washington, D.C. Instructors: Julie Dupree, Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $300 Introduction to Travel Training is an intensive three-day workshop with classroom and field instruction. The workshop offers an environment where travel trainers will acquire knowledge in the classroom and in the field, obtaining constructive feedback from trainers and colleagues.[...]
Sep
14
Thu
all-day Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop @ Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Advanced Travel Training Strateg... @ Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Location: Washington, D.C. Instructors: Julie Dupree, Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover advanced travel trainer strategies including working with trainees with psychiatric disabilities and other less common disabilities, behavioral strategies and techniques from a trainer perspective, using physical strategies safely, advanced street crossing techniques,[...]
Oct
2
Mon
all-day ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials
ADA Complementary Paratransit Ma...
Oct 2 – Nov 10 all-day
Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials will address key elements related  to relationship building with passengers, the public and governing boards. Content highlights customer service management, effective communication, public engagement strategies, building effective relationships with governing bodies and policy development, amendment and implementation.
Oct
4
Wed
2:00 pm Travel Training Data Collection Standards
Travel Training Data Collection ...
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Julie Dupree, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $45 Travel Training Data Collection Standards will address the means and methods for data collection that are adopted most often in the field of travel training.  Participants will learn the importance of collecting in-depth data that examines how independent travel resulting[...]
Oct
18
Wed
all-day Transportation and the ADA Workshop @ Houston METRO
Transportation and the ADA Workshop @ Houston METRO
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Location: Houston, Texas Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 Have you ever wondered how many companions are allowed to ride with a complementary paratransit eligible passenger?  Or how much assistance a bus operator is required to provide to a passenger with a disability in boarding the bus? Or how many service animals a[...]
Nov
8
Wed
2:00 pm ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies
ADA Complementary Paratransit: R...
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Carol Wright Kenderdine, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $45 ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies will address considerations to be made when the paratransit preparedness plan must be put into action.  Topics will include coordinating with other agencies; methods of communication; emergency communication; locating and assisting people with[...]
Dec
4
Mon
all-day Taking ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to the Next Level
Taking ADA Complementary Paratra...
Dec 4 2017 – Jan 19 2018 all-day
Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $195 This online training course is designed for ADA complementary paratransit managers who are ready to improve the service offered to their customers by taking paratransit service to the next level. As an advanced level course, it will not cover basic requirements of running a paratransit[...]
Dec
6
Wed
2:00 pm Travel Training Assessments: Determining Student Competency
Travel Training Assessments: Det...
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT Presenter : Julie Dupree, ESPA Consulting Registration Fee: $45 Travel Training: Determining Student Competency addresses skills trainees should have prior to beginning a travel training program or working with a travel trainer.  Participants will learn how to use the assessment process and other respectful methods to collect information in[...]