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Thursday, January 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Supporting Students with Disabilities and Addressing Challenging Behaviors

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Nationally, the number of students that Disability Services offices serve on college campuses continues to grow relative to overall student enrollment. This increase comes with a shift towards more complex student needs and accommodations across campus, both in and outside of the classroom. In an effort to recognize disability as an aspect of the diversity that comes with increased enrollment and foster inclusive campus environments, it is increasingly important for all members of campus communities to deliver educational opportunities, programs, and support services while addressing disability-related needs and behavioral challenges appropriately.

Participants will leave this interactive and engaging session with greater knowledge about what Disability Services offices do, strategies and tips related to disability etiquette, and approaches for managing potentially challenging behavior across different university contexts. A majority of the session will be spent encouraging and facilitating interactive dialogue around ways that individuals have addressed challenging behaviors in the past, current questions they may have about disabilities more broadly, and to share tips and strategies around disability etiquette.

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Morgan Strimel

Access Consultant, Disability Services
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Naomi Martinez- Jones

Director, Disability Services
Naomi Martinez-Jones is the Director of Disability Services at George Mason University. She has over 15 years of experience working with people with disabilities in secondary and post-secondary education and in the community. Naomi received her undergraduate degree in Special Education... Read More →

Thursday January 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Johnson Center, Room G