The Oregon Association of Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD) hosts two annual conferences. Typically, a brief, day and a half spring conference is scheduled at one of the Oregon affiliate schools in April. A longer, two and a half day conference is scheduled at a more scenic location in November.
The annual spring and fall conferences are meant to bring together Oregon disability services professionals for continued education, professional development, and quality networking. Conferences typically feature excellent presentations and panels in a variety of relevant categories including but not limited to:
- Maintaining Best Practices for Accommodations
- Serving Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
- Working with Emotional Support Animals
- Collaborating with Counseling Services
- Supporting Veterans with Disabilities
- Examining Recent Policy/Procedure Changes
- Meeting Access Needs on a Tight Budget
- Avoiding Occupational Fatigue
- Developing Office Manual/SOP
- Connecting Disability and Diversity
- Revisiting Emotional Support Animals
- Navigating Adaptive/Assistive Technology
- Working w/DHOH Students, Staff, and Interpreters
- Partnering with Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
- Supporting Specific Disabilities
- Incorporating Academic Learning Support and/or Coaching
Requests for proposals are sent out to ORAHEAD members approximately three to five months before the spring and fall conferences. Continuing education units are available at each conference for any Certified Rehabilitation Specialists through CRCC. Certificates of attendance are available to all attendees upon request.
For details regarding upcoming ORAHEAD conferences, please refer to the Upcoming Conferences web page.
To access to previous conference schedules and presentation materials, please refer to the