Schedule

 

Time

Delaware Room

Ballroom B

Ballroom C

Silver Lake Room

8:00 - 8:30

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome Remarks

Jarrett Butler, Self-Advocate

8:45 - 9:45

Keynote Address:

ADA 30 Years Later: How Far We've Come and

the Work Left to Do

Donna Thorton and Ricardo Thornton,

Self-Advocates

9:45 –10:15

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:15 Concurrent Session 1

Independence:

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Speaker:

Brian Norton, ATP, CEAS

Legislation:

Policy in Delaware: An Interactive Discussion with Legislators

Speakers:

Sen. Anthony Delcollo

Sen. Elizabeth Lockman

Rep. Krista Griffith, Esquire

Rep. Michael Smith, MPA

Moderator:
Rita Landgraf

Education:

Special Education and Career Readiness: Are We Meeting the Needs of Our Students?

Speakers:

Dylan Carnright

Dale Matusevich

George Tilson, Ed.D.

Family:

Delaware's Division of Human Relations and Accommodation Law - How You Benefit!

Speaker:

Joseph Dawson, J.D.

11:15 - 11:45

Break – Visit Exhibitors

11:45 – 1:00

 

State Council for Persons with Disabilities

Annual Awards Presentation and Luncheon

 

1:00 – 1:25

Break – Visit Exhibitors

1:25 - 2:25 Concurrent Session 2

Independence:

Assistive Technology for Adults: Help for Living Life to Its Fullest

Speakers:

Geralyn Aellis

Karen Latimer

Beth Mineo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Legislation:

National Policy: What is Happening on the Hill?

Speakers:

Ken Capone

Nicole Jorwic, J.D.

Education:

SAFE, Understood, and Included: Law Enforcement and Persons with Disabilities

Speaker:

Patti Saylor, BSN, BS,
M Ed

Family:

Supporting Survivors: What Everyone Should Know About Trauma

Speaker:

Leslie Hailey

2:25 - 2:45

Break – Visit Exhibitors

2:45 - 3:45 Concurrent Session 3

Education:

Supporting Diverse Learners in Career and Technical Education Coursework

Speakers:

Dale Matusevich

George Tilson, Ed.D.

Legislation:

30 Years of ADA, The Journey

Speakers:

Julie Farrar

Daniese McMullin-Powell

Independence:

My Job, My Life: Real Work for Real Pay

Speakers:

Laura Strmel, MPA, CESP

Edward Thompson, CESP

Family:

Supporting Your Adolescent in Building Relationships

Speaker:

Philinda Mindler, LCSW

3:45

Adjourn: Turn in Evaluations and Prize Giveaway