Dates and times:
Tuesday April 26 – Friday, April 29


$75 Per member
$100 Per non-member

We will have a CART captioner and ASL interpreters for the entire conference. If you need additional accommodations at the conference, please email Davi Kallman at

Conference Theme:  Avoiding Burnout and Providing Support for Disability Services Offices During and After Covid 

Day 1 (April 26): Session 1: 10 am-12 pm, lunch from 12-1 pm, and session 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm

  • 10:00-12:00 pm:  Adam Meyer: Using the Interactive Process Properly to Examine Accommodations during Covid
    • Presentation Description: In our work, we frequently talk about the “interactive process,” but what is it exactly? Who should be involved in the process? How does the interactive process intersect with assessing when a fundamental alteration exists? This session will explore the interactive process and its use in evaluating reasonable accommodations. The concept of the interactive process will be applied with remote attendance, long-haul COVID and extra time for assignment accommodations. Having a sound process can facilitate greater consistency in decision-making, which reduces the emotional wear-and-tear.
Adam Meyer headshot, he is wearing a purple shirt.
Adam Meyer
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Jane Jarrow and Sue Huett: Working Without a Net: Providing Support for Students with Long COVID
    • Presentation Description: This presentation will focus on the impact of Long COVID on students in higher ed, and preparing disability service providers to recognize, assess, and support this newly identified population.  What will these students need, and how can we support those needs using existing tools?We are in uncharted territory.  Using information from the workbook created by a grassroots Task Force in Fall, 2021, this presentation will attempt to provide some structure to our approach to this new population.
Headhshot of Jane Jarrow. Jane is wearing a white shirt and smiling at the camera.
Jane Jarrow
Headshot of Sue Huett. Sue is wearing a black top and black glasses and is smiling at the camera.
Sue Huett

Day 2 (April 27): Session 1: 10 am-12 pm, lunch from 12-1 pm, and session 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm

  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Margaret Camp: Burn Out: Treating the Wound and Putting Out the Fire
    • Presentation Description: Two years into a global pandemic, we are all burned out on the term ‘burnout’. It is a broad, vague term whose definition eludes us as we struggle to stay afloat in an ocean of accommodation requests, administrative demands, angry parents, students who lack resilience, and under-resourced offices against a backdrop of political unrest, social discord, and staff attrition as we witness ‘The Great Resignation’. How do we know if we have burnout, or something else? We will explore the characteristics and effects of burnout and demoralization, and forge new tools to try to restore balance and satisfaction to the important work we do.
Headshot of Margaret Camp. Margaret is wearing a black and white polka dot shirt.
Margaret Camp
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Laquida Williams and Mary Gerard: Lecture Capture SupportGlean, Otter, and Beyond:
    • Presentation Description: Together we will watch a few quick videos to see capture support software in action.  We will provide a live demo with both programs as if we were in a training session. We will demo the admin and student point of view. We will also view the website version versus the app version and discuss how to use the software with third party vendors such as Zoom and Teams. Lastly, we provide vendor contact information to discuss membership cost.
Headshot of Mary Gerard. Mary is wearing glasses and an orange shawl.
Mary Gerard
Headshot of Laquida Williams. Laquida is wearing a pink and black striped shirt and is smiling at the camera.
Laquida Williams

Day 3 (April 28): Session 1: 10 am-12 pm, lunch from 12-1 pm, and session 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm

  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: WAPED Business Meeting
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: WAPED Business Meeting

Day 4 (April 29): Session 1: 10 am-12 pm, lunch from 12-1 pm, and session 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm

  • 10 am-12:00 pm: Joe Sanok: Boosting Creativity and Productivity with Yourself and Your Students
    • Presentation Description: His keynote will take us through ways to apply neuro-research, history, and case studies to reducing stress, increasing outcomes, and feeling more overall happiness.
    • Bio: Joe Sanok Is the author of Thursday is the New Friday, a book that examines the four-day work week, how slowing down boosts creativity and ways to be more productive. He’s been featured in Forbes, MSNBC, Bloomberg News, and Harvard Business Review. He is also a former college counselor, counseling private practice owner, and is currently a podcaster and consultant. You can learn more about Joe by going to his website.
Headshot of Joe Sanock. Joe is wearing a white shirt and is leaning on a table.
Joe Sanok
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Committee Breakouts