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TNAHEAD 2020: Clear Vision for a New Decade

TNAHEAD 2020: Clear Vision for a New Decade

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM (CST)
to Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)
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Hotel Preston
Tennessee 155
Nashville, Tennessee, United States 37217

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COVID-19 Statement:

Due to the circumstances with the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, the TNAHEAD board has decided to postpone the THAHEAD conference to a date in the fall. Salome Heyward, our featured speaker, has been advised not to travel to Nashville and several colleges and universities have restricted travel at this time. As a result, the board decided the best option would be to postpone the conference until a date in the fall (most likely in October) so folks can make plans and arrangements.

For those who have paid registration fees you will still have a seat at the conference. For those that booked in the TNAHEAD block the hotel is going to automatically cancel those rooms and you should receive a reservation cancelation notices. If you booked outside of the block and have not received a cancellation email you will need to call the hotel to cancel your room reservation. When we settle on new dates for the conference we will be sending out a new room block link. We are working with Salome Heyward and the hotel to see what dates are available. I will be in touch regarding dates and any other relevant information. Feel free to contact me directly at 931-372-6119 or at ebeason@tntech.edu if I can be of assistance.

Thank you,
Edward F. Beason
Assistant Director - Accessible Education Center 
President - Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability

TNAHEAD 2020: Clear Vision for a New Decade
Help us celebrate 30 years of the ADA!
Celebrating 30 years of the ADA!

Accessible Information Management is a proud sponsor of the 2020 TNAHEAD conference. AIM provides high-quality database solutions for managing students and caseloads.
This Year's Featured Speaker
The featured speaker for this year's preconference and keynote address will be Salome Heyward. Salome Heyward is a civil rights attorney with over 40 years’ experience in the field of disability discrimination law and disability management. Dr. Heyward is also the president of Salome Heyward & Associates. Her accomplishments include the following:
  • Author of Higher Education and Disability (LRP Publication, updated 2009); The FMLA Handbook (2002), Graduate Schools and the ADA (2001) and Access to Education for the Disabled, along with numerous other articles/publications related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  • Contributor author for the Disability Compliance for Higher Education newsletter (Wiley Publications 2013-2014).
  • Legal advisor for the Educational Testing Service (ETS);
  • Senior staff attorney (12 years) for the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights;
Dr. Heyward is frequently sought out by media personnel to provide legal background for their productions concerning disability issues, e.g., NBC, CNN, ESPN, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Heyward’s firm, Salome Heyward & Associates helps postsecondary institutions, agencies and employers develop and maintain effective and compliant ADA/Section 504 programs and services.
Hotel Information
Hotel Preston
733 Tennessee 155 Nashville, TN 37217

**Note: All reservations should be made by March 02, 2020**
To make reservations with the TNAHEAD group rate attendees can:
Schedule Highlights
Monday March 16 (Preconference)
Salome Heyward Preconference Session - 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Salome Heyward will host a two-hour preconference on Monday March 16 from 2:00-4:00 PM that will focus heavily on accommodating student in technical school settings and third-party placements (i.e., internships, clinicals, or other external placements).
Newbie Networking and Information Session - 4:15-5:30 PM
  • From 4:15-5:30 the Newbie Networking and Information session will be designed to assist new disability services providers (less than five years in the field) but anyone is welcome to join us for this session!
Nighttime Nashville Networking - 7:00-??? (On your Own)
  • Join us at Blake Shelton's Ole Red tonight for a quintessential Nashville experience. We will meet at Blake Shelton's Ole Red at 7:00 PM. Ole Red is located at the corner of 3rd and Broadway. If you drive, there is a parking garage on 3rd just across the stree from Ole Red. Join us for a night out in one of the hottest cities in the nation!

Tuesday March 17 (Main Conference)
  •  Breakfast and Lightning Rounds - 7:30-9:15 AM
    • Today begins with breakfast (no additional charge)
Coffee and Pastries provided by
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  • The lightning rounds are designed to allow any TNAHEAD member to share ideas, programs, or other cool stuff happening on campuses across the state.  
"Lucky Break" - 9:15-9:30 AM
  • Keynote Address - 9:30-11:45 AM
    • Salome Heyward will present the 2020 keynote address. The keynote will focus on general academic accommodations with a particular focus on financial and administrative undue burden.
Snacks brought to you by 
  • Lunch (No additional charge)- 11:45 AM-1:30 PM???
  • Breakout Sessions - 1:30-5:30 PM
    • Information on specific breakout sessions will be provided as we get closer to the conference. 
  • President's Reception - 6:30-8:00 PM (No additional charge)
    • The President's Reception will also include the ceremony for students receiving TNAHEAD awards.
Sponsored Post-President's Reception Hangout - 8:00-???
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Wednesday March 18
  • Breakfast (No additional charge) - 7:30-9:00 AM
  • TNAHEAD Business Meeting - 9:00-11:00

Thank you to the 2020 TNAHEAD conference sponsors:


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