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Comprehensive Calendar2017-02-21T12:32:10-05:00
May
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Best Practices in Travel Training Assessments @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
May 1 all-day

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

Best Practices in Travel Training Assessments addresses the role of the assessment as the foundation in one-on-one travel instruction, as well as the methods that travel trainers can use to respectfully and thoroughly assess a prospective trainee’s skills and independent travel goals and needs. Learners will become versed in how to develop and enhance intake and assessment forms and will practice multiple trainee assessment strategies. This webinar also addresses the importance of developing assessments that thoughtfully consider topics such as community safety and fears related to travel training, path of travel barriers, disability information and trip planning.

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Implementing Conditional Eligibility for ADA Complementary Paratransit Trip-by-Trip @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
May 1 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: May 1 – 31, 2021
Registration/Purchase 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.

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

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin (ESPAC Consultant) and Kelly Krispinski (COMS, Travel Trainer, and ESPAC Consultant)
Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: June 30, 2021
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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Jul
1
Thu
ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Jul 1 all-day

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

ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Process Requirements addresses 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.

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ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials @ Online Course
Jul 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date:
July 1, 2021
End Date:
August 31, 2021
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.

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Elements of a Travel Training Program @ Online Course
Jul 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee:
$150
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021

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.

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Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Jul 1 all-day

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

Introduction to Street Crossing for Travel Trainers addresses the variety of tools, technologies and other equipment travel trainers can use when teaching safe street crossings. Participants will gain information about intersection design and accessibility, and what tools (both high-tech and low-tech) can be developed to aid in the street crossing process during travel training and once the students begin traveling independently.

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Aug
1
Sun
Best Practices in ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Policy and Practice @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Aug 1 all-day

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

Best Practices in ADA Complementary Paratransit Appeals Policy and Practice provides information on best practices from across the country in ADA Complementary Paratransit appeals policy and practices, including appealing denial of eligibility, conditions placed upon eligibility, no shows and suspensions.

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Intersection Design, Accessible Equipment, and Tools for Teaching Street Crossing @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Aug 1 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25
Available from: August 1 – 31, 2021

Intersection Design, Accessible Equipment, and Tools for Teaching Street Crossing addresses the variety of tools, technologies and other equipment travel trainers can use when teaching safe street crossings. Participants will gain information about intersection design and accessibility, and what tools (both high-tech and low-tech) can be developed to aid in the street crossing process during travel training and once the students begin traveling independently.

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Sep
1
Wed
Procurement and Maintenance of Vehicles and Facilities for ADA Complementary Paratransit @ Online Course
Sep 1 all-day

Instructor: Carol Kenderdine, Vice President of Transportation & Mobility, Easterseals Transportation Group
Start Date: September 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Registration Fee: $100

This online training course is designed for ADA complementary paratransit managers to assist in the areas of procurement and vehicles and facilities maintenance. Easy to use procedures and checklists are provided to make these two seemingly complex tasks manageable for busy paratransit managers.

 

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