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Inaccessible Accessibility: Addressing Mental Health Disabilities in Higher Education

  Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT Save My Spot! A recent Mental Health America (MHA)  survey  showed that 70% of students with mental health disabilities in higher education did not register for disability accommodations. Only 20% said it was because they did not want them. Student awareness of accommodations, difficulty navigating disability services, and fears about the perceptions of others and interactions with professors are among the reasons students do not access the support and accommodations they deserve. This 60-minute webinar will explore challenges and opportunities from MHA's recently published report,  Supporting College Students: Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education . This presentation will: explore student perspectives on mental health disabilities and accommodations; identify barriers to students' use of accommodations; and  provide recommendations for student and campus leaders to increase accessibility for students with mental
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The Intersection of Faith and Transition Planning

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Upcoming online workshop focusing on Optimal Health for People with Disabilities: October 1

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Opportunity to Share: Experiences and Ideas Supported Decision Making

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CKF State of Coverage Virtual Policy Summit

  Covering Kids & Famili es of Indiana is proud to announce registration is open for  the   3rd Annual State of Coverage Policy Summit . The policy summit focus es  on recent legislation, key public policies and emerging issues impacting the health coverage environment. The topic for this year's event is  " Barriers to Immigrant Health " . This  completely free  event will feature experts examining barriers faced by various immigrant populations in attaining and maintaining healthcare services and healthcare coverage. Also examined will be the downstream impact of those barriers on the formation of health disparities among immigrants. Learn more and register today  -  tickets are limited ! Summit Info & Registration

Opportunity for Those Working with Students Who Use AAC

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