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Mar
12
Mon
Elements of a Travel Training Program
Mar 12 – Apr 27 all-day

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

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.  The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Introduction to ADA Complementary Paratransit Management
Mar 12 – Apr 27 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 need to know. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Jun
6
Wed
Travel Training Data Collection Standards
Jun 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 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 from successful travel training benefits the individual, the community, and public transportation agencies.  This webinar will also address best practice standards that already exist, efforts currently in place to enhance standards, and how we can work together to professionalize the field of travel instruction. Connection information and the webinar presentation will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar. Participation can be achieved by connecting to the webinar room or by connecting by phone and following along with the emailed presentation. Closed captioning will be provided for those in the webinar room.

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Jun
11
Mon
ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials
Jun 11 – Jul 27 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. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer
Jun 11 – Jul 27 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 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. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Jul
11
Wed
ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements
Jul 11 @ 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, separation of function, who should determine appeals, length of time to make an appeal determination, if and when presumptive eligibility goes into effect, and requirements on how the applicant/passenger should be notified of the final decision of the appeal. Connection information and the webinar presentation will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar. Participation can be achieved by connecting to the webinar room or by connecting by phone and following along with the emailed presentation. Closed captioning will be provided for those in the webinar room.

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Aug
1
Wed
Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers
Aug 1 @ 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 the in-depth strategies travel trainers use when teaching a trainee where, when, and how to safely cross a street.  This webinar will also address intersection analysis, pedestrian safety skills and vehicle speed and driver behavior as related to independent travel. Connection information and the webinar presentation will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar. Participation can be achieved by connecting to the webinar room or by connecting by phone and following along with the emailed presentation. Closed captioning will be provided for those in the webinar room.

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Sep
10
Mon
Taking ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to the Next Level
Sep 10 – Oct 19 all-day

Instructors: Carol Wright Kenderdine, 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 system.  Course content highlights using performance measures to improve service, going above and beyond the ADA, social media, training strategies for preparing your staff, strategic management and leadership skills. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

 

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Sep
12
Wed
ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies
Sep 12 @ 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 disabilities; what to do with pets and service animals and other considerations. Connection information and the webinar presentation will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar. Participation can be achieved by connecting to the webinar room or by connecting by phone and following along with the emailed presentation. Closed captioning will be provided for those in the webinar room.

 

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