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Oct
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Fri
ADA Complementary Paratransit Emergency Preparedness @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Oct 1 all-day

Presenter : Carol Wright Kenderdine, Vice President, Transportation and Mobility, Easterseals
Webinar Available From/To: October 1 – 31, 2021
Registration/Purchase Fee: $25

ADA Complementary Paratransit Emergency Preparedness addresses the role of ADA Complementary Paratransit service in emergency preparedness planning. Planning accessible transportation for people with disabilities in emergency situations can be complex and challenging. Communities must consider many aspects regarding how to conduct the planning – including outreach, involving people with disabilities in the process, and data collection – as well as topics to discuss – such as evacuation procedures and accessible shelter locations.

 

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Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer @ Online Course
Oct 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee:
$150
Start Date: October 1, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021

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.

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Taking ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to the Next Level @ Online Course
Oct 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date: October 1, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Registration Fee: $150

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.

 

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Travel Training Data Collection Standards @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Oct 1 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: October 1 – 31, 2021
Registration/Purchase Fee: $25

Travel Training Data Collection Standards addresses the foundation of data and data collection.  The session covers what is data and data collection, methods and standards used for data collection and types of data analytics as appropriate for use in travel training programs.

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Nov
1
Mon
ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Nov 1 all-day

Presenter : Carol Wright Kenderdine, ESPA Consulting
Webinar Available From/To: November 1 – 30, 2021
Registration/Purchase Fee: $25

ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies addresses considerations to be made when the paratransit preparedness plan must be put into action. Topics include coordination 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.

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Importance of Data Collection for Travel Training Programs @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Nov 1 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: November 1-30, 2021
Registration/Purchase Fee: $25

Importance of Data Collection for Travel Training Programs addresses the ever-important role that data collection and training outcomes play in travel instruction. In addition to learning about a variety of tools and methods for collecting travel instruction data, learners will be taught specific outcomes to track at multiple intervals when working with trainees, and what can be done with that information to enhance training programs. Learners will explore the role that data collection and the synthesis of trainee data plays in growing programs, justifying expenditures, developing budgets, determining cost savings and more.

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Dec
1
Wed
Travel Training for O&M Specialists (Part 1) Online Mini-Course @ Online Course
Dec 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin (ESPAC Consultant) and Kelly Krispinski (COMS, Travel Trainer, and ESPAC Consultant)
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: January 7, 2022
Registration Fee: $75

This online training course is designed for Orientation & Mobility Specialists who want to learn more or are interested in becoming travel trainers. The content is focused on the AER O&M Position Paper on O&M Specialist and the Provision of Travel Instruction for Individuals with Nonvisual Disabilities. This is Part 1 of 2 of the course and will focus on the following:

Module 1: The medical and functional aspects of persons with intellectual, physical, perceptual, and learning disabilities, as well as persons with psychological disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, and attention deficit disorder.

Module 2: The use of mobility-related devices, such as wheelchairs, walkers, support canes, scooters, etc. and proper methods for device use on lifts/ramps and securements on public transit vehicles.

This course is not limited to O&M Specialists, but has been developed for this specific audience.

 

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Travel Training for O&M Specialists (Part 2) Online Mini-Course @ Online Course
Dec 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin (ESPAC Consultant) and Kelly Krispinski (COMS, Travel Trainer, and ESPAC Consultant)
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: January 7, 2022
Registration Fee: $75

This online training course is designed for Orientation & Mobility Specialists who want to learn more or are interested in becoming travel trainers. The content is focused on the AER O&M Position Paper on O&M Specialist and the Provision of Travel Instruction for Individuals with Nonvisual Disabilities. This is Part 2 of 2 of the course and will focus on the following:

Module 1: Environmental analysis for trainees with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities who are affected by features such as the social environment, visual and auditory stimuli, and physical barriers in the path of travel.

Module 2: Assessment, instructional methods, and strategies for working with persons with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities, including travel skills that incorporate the use of normal vision into the teaching methodology.

This course is not limited to O&M Specialists, but has been developed for this specific audience.

 

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Jan
24
Mon
Advanced Travel Training Strategies Online Course @ Online Course
Jan 24 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date: January 24, 2022
End Date: March 18, 2022
Registration Fee: $150

Advanced Travel Training Strategies is a comprehensive online course is an online course covering 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.

 

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Transportation and the ADA Course @ Online Course
Jan 24 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date: January 24, 2022
End Date: March 18, 2022
Registration Fee: $150

Transportation and the ADA 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 online course 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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