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NYSDSC Spring '24 Conference

  • June 24, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623
  • 209


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Rates increase after May 7th. *Please note: All disability accommodation requests MUST be submitted by June 7th*
  • *Please note: All accommodation requests MUST be submitted by June 7th*
  • *Please note: All accommodation requests MUST be submitted by June 7th*
  • Your status as a student must be verified. $50 per day (covers food). For more information, please contact registration@nysdsc.org


NYSDSC - Spring '24 Conference Agenda DRAFT AGENDA

NYSDSC is Honored to  Announce our Spring Conference June 2024 Keynote Speaker

Scott Lissner 

Alt Text: A picture of Scott Lissner, brown short hair, with a gray beard and mustache wearing glasses. Wearing a grey dress shirt with a tie a black suit jacket.

L. Scott Lissner has served as the Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for The Ohio State University since January of 2000 where he is also an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture, and Disability Studies. His teaching and public service informs and energizes his work in creating seamless access to the full range of the university’s programs, services, and opportunities.  Engaged in community and professional service, Lissner is Chair of the Association on Higher Education and Disability’s Public Policy Committee and a past President of the organization; has served on the boards and advisory committees including The Center for Disability Empowerment, Arts Access Ohio, the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, Access Ohio, the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, and the NCAA Mental Health Think Tank.  

Presentations on disability and access include the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Ohio Court Administrators Association, University of Toledo’s Law Symposium on Compliance, a technical assistance tour to Indonesia sponsored by the Department of State, conference sessions and workshops for the Association on Higher Education And Disability, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the and webinars  on building accommodation processes at the Universities of Tokyo and Doshisha in Japan. 

Preconference: Section 504 and ADA compliance Session (must sign up separately)

Monday June 24th, 2024 only! - 1-5pm at the Hotel $50.00 for NYSDSC Members, $75.00 Non-Members.

Are you the Section 504 and or ADA compliance person for your campus? Is this just another one of your hats? Are you also responsible for direct access services for students? For employees? This is the training for you if you answered “yes” to one, two, or all of the preceding questions! While not comprehensive (that would take a week!), you’ll come away with a light refresher on the laws, some information on needed policies, procedures, and processes to best serve your postsecondary institution as the Section 504 and/or ADA compliance person. This pre-conference session will include working together with similarly-situated colleagues from a variety of higher education institutions.

Preconference: New Professional Session (must sign up separately)

Monday June 24th, 2024 only! - 1-5pm at the Hotel free for NYSDSC Members, 

This session will be a “mini boot camp” for new professionals; covering the topics that are most useful and helpful to people new to disability-related work in higher education

*To access MEMBERSHIP RATES: Please login to your account prior to attempting to register*

Registration is required to attend conference.

Call for Proposals [PDF]

If paying by Check, Mail check payment to:


NYSDSC Treasurer

PO Box 74

120 Kasson Rd.

Camillus, NY 13031-0074

Please include breakdown of what the payment is for:  annual dues, conference registration for 1, 2, 3 people and the names of the members that the payment is intended. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or call 1-844-201-4410

Contact the hotel directly at the link above to make lodging reservations or call 1-844-201-4410 and ask for the NYS Disability Services Council room block. Booking cost is 139.00 per night for NYSDSC members up to availability, through Monday, June 5, 2023. 

Block Code: 2024 NYS DISABILITY

Optional/Alternative Hotels near by include: 

Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY

Planning your trip to the Rochester? Visit Rochester, NY

Please notify Nancy Carr of the need for any disability related accommodations and/or dietary preferences no later than June 7th.

For alternate format materials, please email Cynthia Grimley and include "NYSDSC Conference Materials June 2024" in the email subject line no later than June 7th.

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