Spring 2016 Conference

Spring 2016 ORAHEAD Conference

April 14-15 in Portland, OR at the University of Portland

Keynote Address

Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Psy.D., Ms. Wheelchair America 2016Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Psy.D., will provide the keynote address at the Spring 2016 ORAHEAD Conference. Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a member of the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and the Committee for Women in Psychology.  She has received numerous awards for her work in higher education and was recently elected Ms. Wheelchair America 2016. From Dr. Coble-Temple’s website:

“As a mother, educator, researcher, advocate and adventurist with both a physical disability and as a person with a cerebral palsy accent…I am committed to transforming social response, advancing public policy and strengthening community collaborations for people living with disabilities in our quest for education, transportation, employment, housing, parenthood and dignity.”


This year’s conference will be held at the University of Portland in Portland, OR. The University of Portland maintains a list of preferred hotels in the Portland area. Please note: Guests of University of Portland may receive up to 15% off at the following Portland Marriott locations:

Please reference University of Portland when booking your reservation or use online code 9UD.


Maps and directions to the University of Portland are available through the University of Portland website. Pre-conference sessions will be held in the Buckley Center (BC 314 and BC 102). Main conference sessions will be held in the Chiles Center (the Hall of Fame room).

Conference Schedule

Pre-conference sessions will begin Thursday afternoon, April 14. Full conference sessions will begin Friday morning, April 15, and conclude later that afternoon. The ORAHEAD Spring Conference 2016 Detailed Program includes presentation abstracts and learning outcomes.

Thursday, April 14

Friday, April 15

  • 8:30 a.m. Check in
  • 9 a.m. Opening
  • 9:15 a.m. Keynote
    • Cultivating a Culture of Empowerment: Strategies for Successful Education Completion and Integration in to the Employment Sector
      Speaker(s): Dr. Alette Coble-Temple
      Keynote Materials – Coble-Temple
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11 a.m. Session
  • 12 p.m. Lunch and Disability History Exhibit
  • 1:30 p.m. Session
    • Threat Assessment Teams for Campuses: The Role of Disability Services in the Threat Assessment and Management Process
      Speaker(s): Dr. Rebecca Bolante
      Presentation Materials – Bolante
  • 2:30 p.m. Session
    • Reacting and Recovering from a Violent Threat: The Role of Disability Services During and After a Tragic Event
      Speaker(s): Dr. Rebecca Bolante and Danielle Haskett
  • 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:45 Session
    • Listserv in Real Time
      Facilitator(s): Michele Bromley and Malissa Larson