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Comprehensive Calendar2017-02-21T12:32:10-04:00
Jun
16
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Importance of Data Collection for Travel Training Programs @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Jun 16 – Jun 30 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: June 16-June 30, 2019
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. 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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Jul
1
Mon
Introduction to Travel Training Workshop – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!! @ Online Course
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Instructor : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $200

Introduction to Travel Training  is now a comprehensive online course with hands-on, field activities. Participants will receive a workbook and 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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Travel Training Assessments: Determining Student Competency @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: July 1 – July 31, 2019
Registration/Purchase Fee: $25

Travel Training Assessments: Determining Student Competency addresses skills trainees should have prior to beginning a travel training program or working with a travel trainer. Learners 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 their independent travel goals. This webinar will address the methods by which a trainer can accomplish these tasks.

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Aug
1
Thu
Best Practices in Travel Training Assessments @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: August 1 – August 31, 2019
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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Effective Communication with People with Disabilities @ Live Webinar
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern
Registration Fee: $25

Effective Communication with People with Disabilities will cover not only the ADA requirements for transportation agencies for effective communication with people with disabilities, but also tips and suggestions for enabling and ensuring effective communication with people with disabilities.

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Sep
5
Thu
10 Steps to Starting a Travel Training Program @ Live Webinar
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Date: September 5, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern
Registration Fee: $25

10 Steps to Starting a Travel Training Program will provide the steps essential to developing a successful travel training program. With rising costs of demand responsive transportation options including ADA Complementary Paratransit and medical transportation, training on how to use the fixed-route bus or rail option (almost always less-expensive, as well as more convenient and spontaneous) is in increasing demand. Easterseals Project Action Consulting staff will provide you, your agency and/or your community a step-by-step process to starting a travel training program that will increase the choices for independent travel of those with disabilities in your community. In addition, the creation of the travel training program will assist in allowing persons with disabilities to travel on the least restrictive (and most often, least expensive) transit option, thus offering the highest level of independent mobility for people with disabilities. A bonus result is that this solution can also save your agency/community funds and allow for additional services to be provided elsewhere.

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Oct
1
Tue
Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer @ Online Course
Oct 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Instructor: 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 @ Online Course
Oct 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Instructor: 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 Street Crossing for Travel Trainers @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Webinar Available From/To: October 1 – October 31, 2019
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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Nov
1
Fri
Intersection Design, Accessible Equipment, and Tools for Teaching Street Crossing @ Pre-Recorded Webinar
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Presenter : Kristi McLaughlin, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $25

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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