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Feb
6
Wed
Travel Training Assessments: Determining Student Competency Webinar
Feb 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, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25

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 order to develop an understanding of a trainee’s baseline skills.  Travel trainers must first determine baseline competency information and then  develop a travel instruction plan to help the trainee work toward his/her independent travel goals.  This webinar will address the methods by which a trainer can accomplish these tasks. 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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Feb
11
Mon
ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials
Feb 11 – Mar 22 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee:
$150

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
Feb 11 – Mar 22 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee:
$150

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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Elements of a Travel Training Program
Feb 11 – Mar 22 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee:
$150

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
Feb 11 – Mar 22 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $150

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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Taking ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to the Next Level
Feb 11 – Mar 22 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
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. 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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Feb
13
Wed
Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit Trip-by-Trip
Feb 13 @ 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: $25

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 all, of his/her trips and conditions are placed on his eligibility to take ADA Complementary Paratransit, then the complex process of implementing these eligibility conditions begins. Topics in this session will include tracking riders’ conditions analyzing individual trips, determining eligibility for conditions that regularly change (i.e. weather-related occurrences) and best practices in implementing conditional eligibility. 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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Feb
27
Wed
Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT
Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25

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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Mar
6
Wed
ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements
Mar 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, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25

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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Mar
20
Wed
Travel Training Data Collection Standards
Mar 20 @ 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, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25

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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