Live Event Support for NCSER’s Summer Research Training Institute

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In the U.S. there are 6.4 million students (about 13 percent of all public school students) between the ages of 3 and 21 who receive special education services.  In 2004, the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) created the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) to promote critical research to address the full range of issues confronting children with disabilities, parents of those children, and school personnel.  Since NCC launched in 2002, we have consistently provided an array of services and support to disabled individuals.

Fittingly, on July 20-24, the week of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, through a grant from the University of Oregon, we were privileged to provide comprehensive Live Event Support for NCSER’s Summer Research Training Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.  For a third consecutive year, our team of Live Event Support associates provided logistical support for the training event, entitled “Single-Case Intervention Research, Design, and Analysis.”  We created an in-depth meeting website, collected applications for the Institute, secured an interpreter for one hearing impaired participant, and provided on-site audiovisual and technology support for the duration of the week-long training.  The event was attended by 36 participants, along with seven instructors and two graduate students.

We have supported NCSER since the fall of 2012, providing administrative and logistical support for numerous meetings and conferences each year.  Furthermore, NCC has generated verbatim transcripts of record for various NCSER events.

The event’s administrative staff was appreciative of our support for the Training Institute, demonstrated by the fact that the University of Oregon – which collaborated with NCSER to present the training –   included NCC as its preferred logistics support contractor in its grant application to receive funding for the 2017 to 2019 Training Institutes.

We were honored to be making collaboration and communication happen® for the instructors and attendees of the Summer Research Training Institute, and we look forward to supporting the program for years to come.