All presentations and handouts which the conference planning committee has received and has been given permission to share are posted below.

PRESENTATIONS

 

Time

Delaware Room

Ballroom B

Ballroom C

Silver Lake Room

8:00 - 8:30

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks
Wendy Strauss, Executive Director,
Governor's Advisory Council for
Exceptional Citizens
Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker,
DE Department of Health and Social Services

Driving Change with the Health Care Spending Benchmark Presentation


9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Address:
  Community Integration is Life, Not a Program

Mike Oxford, Executive Director,

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

Community Integration is Life, Not a Program Presentation


10:00 –10:15  

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:25 Concurrent Session 1

Independence:

Consideration of AssistiveTechnology for Writing within the IEP Process

Speakers:

Barbara Brooks, MA, CCC-SLP

Debbie Whitby-Norman, MS, CCC-SLP


Consideration of Assistive Technology for Writing within the IEP Process Handout

Legislation:

State Legislation: What to Expect in 2018

Speakers:

Brian S. Eng, Esquire, Laura Waterland, Esquire

State Legislation: What to Expect in 2018 Presentation

Family: 

Let's Get to Work! Your Guide to Supported Employment Service

Speaker: 

Laura Strmel, MPA, CESP

Let's Get to Work! Your Guide to Supported Employment Service Presentation

Education:

Inclusive Higher Education: College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Speakers:

Isaiah Boykin

Brian Freedman, Ph.D.

Melanie Sipko

Inclusive Higher Education: College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Presentation

11:25 - 11:45  

Break – Visit Exhibitors

11:45 – 1:00

 

State Council for Persons with Disabilities

Annual Awards Presentation and Luncheon

 

1:00 – 1:15

Break – Visit Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:25 Concurrent Session 2

Independence:

Medicaid Funding for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Speakers:

Richard Lytton, MA, CCC-SLP

Beth Mineo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

William Molchen, Esquire

Medicaid Funding for AAC Lytton and Mineo Presentation

Medicaid Funding for AAC Molchen Presentation

Medicaid Funding for AAC Medicaid Policy Handout

Medicaid Funding for AAC Appeal Form Handout

Medicaid Funding for AAC Fair Hearing Handout

Legislation:

Lifespan Waiver 101

Speaker:

Stacy Watkins

Lifespan Waiver 101 Presentation

Education:

Improving Transition Outcomes Through Cross Agency Collaboration

Speakers:

Marissa Catalon, BS

Dale Matusevich, M.Ed.

Sandra Miller, MS

Improving Transition Outcomes Through Cross Agency Collaboration Presentation

Family:

Companion, Service, and Therapy Animals

Speakers:

Janie Cramer, R.N., BSN

Lauren Janusz, MOT, ORT/L, HPCS

Companion, Service, and Therapy Animals - Janie Cramer Presentation

Companion, Service, and Therapy Animals - Lauren Janusz Presentation

2:25 - 2:35 

Break – Visit Exhibitors

2:35 - 3:45 Concurrent Session 3

Independence:

Disaster Preparedness: Before and After the Storm

Speakers:

Rochelle Brittingham, Ph.D.

Timothy Cooper, MA, CEM

Mei Johnson

Beth MacDonald

Disaster Preparedness: Before and After the Storm - Cooper, MacDonald and Brittingham Presentation

Disaster Preparedness: Before and After the Storm - Johnson Presentation

Legislation:

Death with Dignity; Assisted Suicide

Speakers:

Tim Appleton

Anita Cameron

Moderator:

Professor

Steven Mortenson


Death with Dignity; Assisted Suicide - Tim Appleton Presentation

Death with Dignity; Assisted Suicide - Tim Appleton Video

Death with Dignity; Assisted Suicide - Anita Cameron Presentation

Family:

"Sorry for the Inconvenience, We Are Trying to Change the World!"

Speakers:

Rachel Baskerville

Russell Lehmann

"Sorry for the Inconvenience, We Are Trying to Change the World!" - Rachel Baskerville Presentation

Education:

Supporting Teens to Make and Keep Friends

Speaker: 

Deborah Boyer, MS

Sydney Morales, MA

Supporting Teens to Make and Keep Friends Presentation

3:45

Adjourn: Turn in Evaluations and Prize Giveaway

 

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