MCTC Holds Inaugural ADA Awareness Conference
August 22, 2019
By Brady Shultz
Maysville, KY – The faculty of Maysville Community and Technical College gathered Friday, August 16 for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Conference to create greater awareness of how students with disabilities experience college. The day was planned to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to more effectively address the needs of those students.
The event was kicked off by a keynote presentation given by Cindy Freer Conley, EdS, BCBA. Conley’s presentation, titled “Leveling the Playing Field: Increasing Disability Awareness” was filled with personal experiences she gained while raising children with disabilities and the barriers they experienced while attending college.
The day’s schedule included multiple break-out sessions that allowed attendees the ability to learn about topics such as Legal Implications of ADA, Astronomical ADA Accomplishments, Effects of PTSD on the Learning Process, Universal Instructional Design, Assistive Technologies and well as exploring MCTC Disability programs that are already available to students.
During a second plenary session, Cindy Freer Conley was joined by Dr. Krystal Kennedy to lead a discussion titled Teaching on the Spectrum.
The day concluded with faculty members Scott Miller, Mike McNutt and Terry Pasley being recognized as ADA All-Stars for outstanding efforts in service to Maysville Community and Technical Colleges’ commitment to ensure the highest levels of ADA accessibility in course materials.