Welcome from the NASPA National Disability Knowledge Community (DKC) Leadership Team.

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April 27, 2017

Greetings Disability Knowledge Community members from the NASPA National Disability Knowledge Community (DKC) leadership team. 

During the 2017 National Conference, several meetings, events and workshops sponsored by the DKC took place.  While many of you were in attendance at the conference, we know that many others were unable to attend.  Because we value your membership and input, we are reaching out to you by way of this message to share with you notes from the DKC business meeting.

As you will see in the notes, we are working on various projects and are currently seeking to fill 2 regional DKC representative roles.  If you live/work in the regions listed below, and are interested in becoming involved with your NASPA regional Disability Knowledge Community, please access the following link to express your interest https://apps.naspa.org/engage/openings_new.cfm.

Region IV-E

IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI, Ontario

Region IV-W

NM, CO, WY, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MO, AR, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

If any of the projects mentioned in the notes is of interest to you, please reach out to a member of the leadership team to express more information and/or to request additional information:

Cindy Poore-Pariseau, Chair DKC [email protected]

Teresa O’Sullivan, Vice-Chair DKC  [email protected]

JuLinda Holmes, Engagement Chair, [email protected]

Tom Thompson, Past co-Chair  [email protected]

Chuck Eade, Past Co-Chair [email protected]

Please also contact any of us if you are interested in a DKC leadership role at the National level.  There are many possibilities, depending on your interests. 

Upcoming projects: 

  • A DKC sponsored article for the annual Knowledge Community publication Leaders for the upcoming nomination committe
  • Members interested in being nominated for future rolesMembers to submit disability-related workshops/presentations for the 2018 conferenc
  • Members to review the proposals submitted for the 2018 conference
  • Members to suggest/recruit sponsors for awards or scholarships or future events that require funds beyond what NASPA provides.
  • Developing a pre-conference proposal “Disability Services 101” for those who work outside of disability services or are new to Disability Services.

We encourage you to explore the DKC webpage as well as the DKC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NASPA-Disability-Knowledge-Community-111647808885243/ for information, ideas and opportunities.  Please feel free to reach out to us if we may be of assistance to you.

Best Regards,

DKC Leadership Team.

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