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

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Start Date: April 1, 2021
End Date: May 31, 2021
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, 2021
Course End Date:
June 18, 2021

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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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: $100

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 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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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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Oct
1
Fri
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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Dec
1
Wed
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: $100

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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