Keynote Address: Matt Glowacki, May 6, 9:00am
Matt Glowacki, a nationally recognized civility speaker, will begin our conference. Matt’s “Nurture Your Nature” presentation is an inclusive identity event that welcomes everyone and helps them better understand who they are, why they are, and what they want to be. His revolutionary approach to storytelling conceptualizes difference into common familiar struggles and builds empathy among different groups of people.
After Matt’s presentation, participants will:
– See past stereotypes and learn the importance of setting realistically high expectations for others.
– Understand why it is important to incorporate civility and empathy into interactions with others, and
– Recognize how their own challenges shape their day to day perception of people.
After introductions and our keynote address, there will be 28 break-out sessions – Sessions A – E, each is 1 hour long. These sessions will be held on Thursday, May 6 and Friday morning, May 7. Below are the tentative sessions.
Most sessions will be recorded, so if you attend one session, you can watch another session by going to the website after the conference. If presenters have handouts, they will be available on the conference website or by connecting with the presenters directly. These are small, interactive sessions, with time for questions and answers! All sessions will be held virtually using Zoom.
|Thursday, May 6 (10:30 – 11:30am)|
|A1||Matt Glowacki||Nurture Your Nature: Small group discussion with Matt (Keynote Speaker)|
|A2||Barbara Katz||Medicaid Made Easy|
|A3||DHS Staff||Deciding Together: A collaborative process for families in the CLTS Program|
|A4||Laura Spoerl||Sunny Side Up: The Importance of Tending to the Self|
|A5||Matthew Zellmer||The IEP Checklist: A New Resource for Families|
|A6||Megan Rindal||Employment First in Action: Community-based employment experiences|
|Thursday, May 6 (1:00 – 2:00pm)|
|B7||Beth Swedeen & Lisa Pugh||Family Conversations about Supported Decision Making|
|B8||Nelsinia Ramos||In Spanish: Communication Skills for Parents New to the Special Education Process|
|B9||Allison Lourash||Shared Plans of Care and Exploring Care Mapping|
|B10||Bonnie Eldred||Building a Community for your Child (ASL interpreter available)|
|B11||Caroline Rossing & Tiffany Lisk||Understanding Special Education|
|Thursday, May 6 (3:00 – 4:00pm)|
|C12||Pamela Terrell||Does this Treatment Work?|
|C13||Bob Meyer||Developing Employment Preparedness|
|C14||Dakota Maynard||Autism – Seeing the World from a Different Perspective|
|C15||Tim Markle||How to Forgive in an Unforgiving World|
|C16||Bob Johnston||Helping Coordinate Your Wishes for Their Future|
|C17||Katie Cummings||Creating Accessible Theater|
|Friday, May 7 (9:00 – 10:00am)|
|D18||DHS Staff||Share Your Story and Your Experiences with the Birth to 3 Program and their Interagency|
|D19||Ellen Merker||Dating, Sex, and Autonomy|
|D20||Becky Burns||Helping Families and Children Create Goals Using the New “Goal Cards”|
Why Don’t I have Friends to Play With?
|D22||Chastity Hartl||Identity Theft – How to Protect Your Loved Ones (of any age)|
|Friday, May 7 (11:00 – 12:00)|
|E23||Tim Markle||Build Your Bridge: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare|
|E24||Hector Portillo||In Spanish – Effective Practices when Respite is Provided to Latino Families|
|E25||Michael Weber||How to Deal with Negative People and Keep from Becoming Negative Yourself|
|E26||Nelsina Ramos||Communication Skills for Parents New to the Special Education Process|
|E27||Brett Bauch||Life Care Planning for Special Needs|
|E28||Sandy Durand||Therapeutic Foods for Special Needs|