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Training and Resources


Training and Resources

OAE offers training, resources and support on a variety of topics that support a University experience that is inclusive of all participants. We encourage you to review the listings below to learn more.


Attend a Lunch and Learn or Request a Training

OAE facilitates training on topics including discrimination and unlawful harassment, accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities, and conflict resolution.

To attend an in-person training from OAE, please RSVP to the following upcoming events:


AHEAD Virtual Conference.

Attend a live streaming of the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (“AHEAD”) on July 11 and 12, 2019 on campus, hosted by the Office for Access and Equity and Student Disability Services.

Location: July 11 at OAE’s office, 5525 S. Ellis Ave., Suite B, Room 170 and July 12 at SDS’s office, 5501 S. Ellis Ave.

To RSVP, click here.

Accommodations. If you have any questions about access or to request any reasonable accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact: Liz Honig (773.702.4913; or Charnessa Warren (773.702.6000;

Schedule – July 11

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary: Students with Disabilities are an Asset to Universities – Haben Girma

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Cripping Campus: Disabled Student Activism and Leadership in Disability Cultural Centers in Higher Ed – Elizabeth Thomson, University of Illinois Chicago

12:30 p.m. *Lunch will be provided; please RSVP if you plan to attend for lunch.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Individualization, The Interactive Process and Fundamental Alteration – Jamie Axelrod, Northern Arizona University and Paul Grossman, Hastings Law School

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Everyday Ableism – Exploring Disability Bias and Microaggressions – Amanda Kraus, University of Arizona

July 12, 2019 Schedule

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Neurodiversity and the College Campus – Jane Thierfeld Brown, College Autism Spectrum & Yale Child Study and Lorre Wolfe, Boston University

12:30 p.m. *Lunch will be provided; please RSVP if you plan to attend for lunch.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Invisibility of Disability in Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education: A Demand for Action – Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Building a Campus-wide Universal Design Framework from the Ground Up – Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington

For additional information on the conference sessions, visit the AHEAD website.

To request an in-person training from OAE, please contact Liz Honig ( Training offerings include:

  • Planning for Access: Best Practices in Hosting Inclusive Events.

Online training options. Equal Opportunity Programs partnered with an external vendor, Everfi (LawRoom), to offer a variety of online courses. These trainings are available to all members of our campus community. To request access to a training, please contact Equal Opportunity Programs ( 

Educational Resources


OAE is committed to providing information on best practices that support a University experience that is inclusive of all participants. For more information, click on the links to access the resources below. 

For additional information regarding accessibility, please visit the Accessibility Resources page. For additional information related to Equal Opportunity Programs, please visit the Education and Training page.


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