NASPA Webinar on Non-Apparent Disabilities (Updated 3/18/14)
With up to 80% of postsecondary students with disabilities diagnosed with one or more non-physical conditions, the seminar will include a discussion on Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Psychiatric Disabilities. What are the characteristics of each disability type? How do I communicate and interact appropriately with persons with these kinds of disabilities? How should I respond to students who appear to be "at-risk" or are acutely symptomatic? The ultimate intention of this workshop is for participants to expand their definition of diversity and to acquire basic information and tools necessary to work sensitively and effectively with these student populations.