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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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Apr
1
Fri
Introduction to ADA Complementary Paratransit Management @ Online Course
Apr 1 all-day

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
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. 

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Introduction to Travel Training Online Course @ Online Course
Apr 1 all-day

Instructor : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $200
Course Start Date: April 1, 2022
Course End Date:
June 10, 2022

Introduction to Travel Training is a comprehensive online course with hands-on, field activities. Participants will have the option of receiving a workbook and/or all materials electronically and will have access to a collection of useful electronic resources ready to use once they complete the course. The course 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.

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

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date:
July 1, 2022
End Date:
August 31, 2022
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, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022

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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