Warner Wednesday Talk: Accessibility in College for Neurodiverse Students, Universal Design for Learning, and Teacher Education Programs’ Impact (Laura Sarchet, Warner Ph.D. student)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Presented remotely via Zoom

Presenter: Laura Sarchet, Warner Ph.D. student

Neurodiverse college students face barriers in access. Faculty and staff can lead the way through Universal Design for Learning to make college more accessible. Discussion will include college students’ unique responsibilities during and after the transition from P-12, but emphasis will be placed on what university faculty, staff, and administrators can do to make college more inclusive both in the classroom and on campus. This talk will include a moderated discussion on accessibility and UDL with the following panelists: Meg Dahlman, Sami Daley, Jeiri Flores, Mary Judge, Holly Manaseri, and Kevin Meuwissen.

Laura Sarchet is a Ph.D. student at the University of Rochester Warner School and an adjunct faculty at Niagara University. She taught in middle school special education settings for 6 years prior to beginning her Ph.D. Laura is an autistic self-advocate, so she has the experience as a person with a disability as both a student and an educator. She is a consultant in working with students on the autism spectrum and adapting Self-Advocacy teaching materials for P-12 as well as the college level. She currently works in Inclusive Higher Education with Transition Opportunities and the Office of Disability Resources at the University of Rochester. Laura and her husband live in Rochester, NY and enjoy traveling in the Finger Lakes.
For disability-related accommodations, please contact Mary Judge Diegert at (585) 275-2454 or email mjudge@warner.rochester.edu.

The Warner School of Education hosts weekly talks on most Wednesdays during the Spring and Fall Semesters.

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