Apr
3
Mon
Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer
Apr 3 – May 12 all-day

Registration Fee: $195

Instructors: Julie Dupree, Allie Donnelly, and Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting

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 legislation connects with travel training, followed by information about building a good working relationship with local transportation providers. The remaining two modules explore connections across similar professions such as mobility management and ADA complementary paratransit eligibility programs.

While this is an online course, there is an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and knowledge with colleagues. The course contains readings, activities, and online and teleconference interaction. The format is flexible enough to allow busy professionals to log in and work at any hour of the day or night. Learners will be expected to participate in approximately 12 concentrated hours on activities over the span of the course.

During the course, learners will complete four learning modules consisting of readings, videos, audio recordings, activities, forum entries, and quizzes, and participate in in-depth homework activities and one live teleconference. A total of 12 hours will be required of each learner.

 

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Additional information will be emailed after registration is complete. If you do not receive this information, email Kristi McLaughlin at espaconsulting@easterseals.com.

May
2
Tue
Introduction to Travel Training Workshop for MnDOT RTAP Program @ Minnesota Department of Transportation
May 2 – May 4 all-day

Only persons represented by organizations receiving funding from MnDOT are eligible to apply.

 

Please contact Mike Johnson with MnDOT for more information. michael.allan.johnson@state.mn.us

 

NTI Course: Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility
May 2 – May 3 all-day

This in-person workshop is presented by the National Transit Institute.  For more information and to register, visit the NTI course website.

May
15
Mon
Introduction to Travel Training Workshop @ Sun Van
May 15 – May 17 all-day

Registration Fee: $300
Instructors: Allie Donnelly and Julie Dupree, ESPA Consulting

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 workbook and access to a collection of useful electronic resources ready to use when they return to work.

The workshop consists of ten modules and covers strategies for training on rail systems and in rural communities in addition to the traditional fixed-route bus material.  It also covers the role of travel trainers and ADA complementary paratransit service, ADA rights and responsibilities and the process of assessing ongoing progress throughout training.

Registration is a two-part process. Part 1 of the process is to complete the online registration form below. Part 2 is to pay the registration fee.  You will be redirected to pay the registration fee once you submit the survey.  Once your payment is submitted, you will be registered and will receive a confirmation email.

 

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Additional information, including suggested lodging, will be emailed within a week of registering. If you do not receive this information or if you would like to receive this information prior to registering, email Kristi McLaughlin at espaconsulting@easterseals.com.

May
17
Wed
ADA Complementary Paratransit Professional Development Resources
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May
18
Thu
Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop @ Sun Van
May 18 – May 19 all-day

Registration Fee: $195
Instructors: Allie Donnelly, Julie Dupree, ESPA Consulting

Description:

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 any updated or current requirements for bus operators for assisting people with disabilities in accessing public transportation.

Registration is a two-part process. Part 1 of the process is to complete the online registration below. Part 2 is to pay the registration fee.  You will be redirected to pay the registration fee once you submit the survey.  Once your payment is submitted, you will be registered and will receive a confirmation email.

 

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Additional information, including suggested lodging, will be emailed within a week of registering. If you do not receive this information or if you would like to receive this information prior to registering, email Kristi McLaughlin at espaconsulting@easterseals.com.

Jun
5
Mon
Elements of a Travel Training Program
Jun 5 – Jul 14 all-day

Registration Fee: $195
Instructors: Allie Donnelly, Julie Dupree and Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting

Description:

This course provides information about different aspects of travel training programs including variations in programs, scope, people served, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation. Learners will have the opportunity to fully explore and assess their own program and hear from their peers about how other programs operate.

While this is an online course, there is an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and knowledge with colleagues. The course contains readings, activities, and online and teleconference interaction. The format is flexible enough to allow busy professionals to log in and work at any hour of the day or night. Learners will be expected to participate in approximately 12 concentrated hours on activities over the span of the course.

During the course, learners will complete four learning modules consisting of readings, videos, audio recordings, activities, forum entries, and quizzes, and participate in in-depth homework activities and one live teleconference. A total of 12 hours will be required of each learner.

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Additional information will be emailed after registration is complete. If you do not receive this information, email Kristi McLaughlin at espaconsulting@easterseals.com.

Introduction to ADA Complementary Paratransit Management
Jun 5 – Jul 14 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting

Description:

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 need to know.

While this is an online course, there is an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and knowledge with colleagues. The course contains readings, activities, and online interaction. The format is flexible enough to allow busy professionals to log in and work at any hour of the day or night. Learners will be expected to participate in approximately 12 concentrated hours on activities over the span of the course.

Learners will complete four modules consisting of readings, videos, audio recordings, activities, forum entries, and quizzes, and participate in in-depth homework activities. A total of 12 hours are required of each learner.

 

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Additional information will be emailed after registration is complete. If you do not receive this information, email Kristi McLaughlin at espaconsulting@easterseals.com.

Jun
7
Wed
Travel Training Assessments: Determining Student Competency
Jun 7 @ 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, Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Registration Fee: $45

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Jun
12
Mon
Transportation and the ADA Workshop
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day

Registration Fee: $195
Instructors: Julie Dupree, Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting

*Eligible for 6 hours credit for ACTCP Certification

Description

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 person with a disability can bring on a fixed route bus?  If you have had these question or other ADA related questions accessible transportation, then this workshop is for you.

This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover regulatory requirements for fixed-route, ADA complementary paratransit, and demand responsive transportation.  Instructors will also distinguish between what is a regulatory requirement and what are best practices in customer service.

 

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