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Fall ’19 New York State Disability Services Council Meeting

Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12205

November 6th, 2019


Session Handouts 

08:30 to 09:15 am   Registration and Full Breakfast (Foyer DE)

09:00 to 09:15 am   Opening Remarks- Catherine Carlson, NYSDSC President (Salon E)

09:15 to 10:35 am   Effective Campus-Wide Communication (Salon DE)

Dr. Mary Bonderoff, Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY Morrisville

Managing Microagressions -Difficult Campus Conversations [PDF]  [Identity cards]

10:35 to 10:45 am        Break

10:45am to 11:30am  Updates from the NYSED (Salon DE)

Leigh Mountain, New York State Education Dept. – NYSED data update

Kevin Smith, Deputy Commissioner, NYSED -ACCES-VR

11:30am to 12:00pm  Open Dialogue:  “I have a student /faculty/parent who….” (Salon DE)

Facilitated by Carolyn Boone, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

12:00 to 01:00 pm        Lunch (Empire Room)

01:00 – 02:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

1.1    Building a Trauma-Informed Campus (Salon C) [PDF]

                Chrys Ballerano Sr. Director of Collaboration & Training -NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault

1.2   Cornell's EIT/Web Accessibility Journey,  (Schenectady/Troy Room) [PDF]

Brandon Brylinski, CPACC, IT Accessibility CoordinatorCIT Custom Development / Cornell University

2:15 – 3:00 pm    Building and Maintaining Relationships as a Neurodivergent Student (Salon E)

Regina Varin-Mignano, LCSW-R, PhD Manager –Health and Wellness Education and Grant Development Principal Investigator - LaGuardia A.S.S.I.S.T. Program, SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant & ESL Strategies for Success Program - LaGuardia Community College/CUNY  Building Relationships as a Neuro-Divergent Student.pdf Building RElationships as a Neuro-Divergent Student.pptx

3:00 to 03:10 pm Break

3:10 to 5:00 pm   Updates on The Enhancing Supports for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education – LET’S GO!!! (Salon E)

Train-the-Trainer Workshop: An interactive workshop designed to help us all understand the NYS legislative process and how it can create access to education for our students.  [PDF]

Happy Hour – Chat’s Lounge - New members are encouraged to attend!



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