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Kansai Student Support Staff with Disabilities (KSSK)

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 University Consortium Kyoto is holding the “Kansai Student Support Personnel Meeting” (abbreviated as KSSK) for the purpose of exchanging personnel involved in supporting students with disabilities at universities in the Kansai region.
 KSSK was established in 2008 with the basic philosophy of “from a practitioner’s perspective.” This meeting allows those in charge of supporting students with disabilities to openly and openly discuss ideal support, success and failure examples of support, and ideas and methods used in the actual field. This is a characteristic of the association. Consortium of Universities Kyoto has inherited this philosophy and has been hosting KSSK since 2015.

 KSSK consists of topics that provide information about the current situation and issues of universities, and subcommittees that are divided into small groups for each theme. Particularly in the subcommittees, instead of trying to get answers, you can gain insight into supporting students with disabilities by listening to the various concerns and questions that the person in charge has, as well as how to support them. Furthermore, by exchanging information that can only be shared because of the size of the same region and university in the Kansai area, those in charge of the field can share their respective know-how and awareness of issues, and it is useful for building networks between universities and staff. Masu.

Event overview

32nd Kansai Disabled Student Support Committee (KSSK)

Regarding the holding of the 32nd Kansai Student Support Personnel Meeting with Disabilities (KSSK) (Information)

The “Kansai Student Support Personnel Association with Disabilities (KSSK)” is a group of practical personnel who engage in lively discussions, exchange of opinions and information, and network building on various themes related to support for students with disabilities, based on the perspective of practitioners. This is a conference.

◆Date and time:
February 29, 2024 (Wednesday) 12:45~17:00
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th floor 3rd lecture room etc.
(939 Higashishiokoji-cho, down Nishinotoin Dori-Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City)
Faculty and staff members who are involved in or interested in supporting students with disabilities at universities and junior colleges in the Kansai area.
60 people (first come, first served)
◆Participation fee:
◆How to apply:
The registration time has ended.
◆Application period:
From January 12, 2024 (Friday) to February 14, 2024 (Wednesday) (application will close once capacity is reached)
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time Contents
12:00 Start accepting
12:45 Opening speech
12:55 Providing topics
“Support for students with disabilities at the higher education level”

Mr. Takaaki Oguri
(Assistant Director, Student Support Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
≪Planning Coordinator≫
Mr. Jun Murata
(Associate Professor, Kyoto University Student Support Organization/DRC Chief Coordinator, HEAP Director)

Currently, there is an increasing need to accommodate students with disabilities at the higher education stage, and universities are beginning to develop support systems and systems and guidelines regarding reasonable accommodation. In April 2024, it will become a legal obligation for private universities to provide reasonable accommodation, and the function of supporting students with disabilities will be positioned as an infrastructural function at each university. By presenting this topic, we would like to provide an opportunity to learn about these social trends and future prospects.

13:45 Break/move
13:55 Branch meeting
A. Consider support systems/systems and staff management.
Capacity: 10 people
Support for students with disabilities is an organizational effort, and it is essential not only to coordinate support, but also to develop a support system and a flow for providing reasonable accommodation. In addition, in response to the revised Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, there will be a need to consider mechanisms for preventing and resolving disputes.
 This subcommittee will be an opportunity to discuss general management regarding support for students with disabilities. Participants will briefly introduce their university’s support system. If possible, please prepare 10 copies of materials (leaflets, etc. for student distribution).
B Basics of Coordination ~ Concept of reasonable accommodation ~
Capacity: 10 people
 This is a subcommittee aimed at people who are in charge of supporting students with disabilities or have become coordinators with only a few years of experience. Feel free to ask about your concerns, questions, and any troubles you may have in the field, such as “I still don’t really understand what reasonable accommodation is,” “What is the role of a coordinator?” and “What should I do in a situation like this?” This will be an opportunity for you to talk openly.
C. Application of coordination – Approximately 3 years or more of coordination work experience –
Capacity: 10 people
 Reasonable accommodations will be determined after receiving a consultation from a student with a disability regarding support and accommodations, and then having an interview with the student and considering items that are deemed necessary and reasonable. There may be cases in which consent cannot be obtained from the instructor, or it may be necessary to readjust the plan once consent has been obtained. This will be an opportunity to exchange opinions and information regarding responses and countermeasures, including cases that have caused problems.
D. Support for students with disabilities at small universities
Capacity: 10 people
 This is a subcommittee mainly aimed at universities with fewer than 3,000 students.
 We will openly exchange opinions about the current state of support and issues unique to small universities. Additionally, this will be an opportunity for each university to confirm key points that each university should keep in mind, such as building a system for the upcoming enforcement of the revised Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities.
E Career support for students with disabilities
Capacity: 20 people
 More than ten years have passed since universities began to be required to provide career education. In the field of support for students with disabilities, I think it is a very important topic to consider what kind of education and support they need when considering their transition into society.
In this subcommittee, we will invite EnCollege Co., Ltd., a work transition support company, to give a lecture on social resources available to students and career education initiatives. Afterwards, participants will deepen their understanding of career support through small group discussions and question-and-answer sessions.
16:25 Break/move
16:35 summary
17:00 Closing

Planning and operation

The Kansai Disabled Student Support Personnel Council is planned and operated by the following secretariat schools.

University name
Osaka University Osaka Public University
Otani University Kwansei Gakuin University
Kyoto University Kyoto University of Foreign Studies/Kyoto College of Foreign Studies
Kyoto Women’s University Kyoto Seika University
Kobe Shoin Women’s University Doshisha University
buddhist university Momoyama Gakuin University


University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Student Support Department
TEL: 075-353-9189 FAX: 075-353-9101
E-mail: kssk-jimukyoku-ml■consortium.or.jp (Please change the *■ part to @ before sending)
600-8216 Down the street from Nishinotoin Dorishiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City Campus Plaza Kyoto
*Counter reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding 12/28 to 1/4)

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