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

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Address:

The State of the Disability Union

Rebecca Cokley, Director, Disability Justice Initiative, Center for American Progress

10:00 –10:15

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:25 Concurrent Session 1

Independence:

Beyond Segregation—Employment Works

Speaker:

Cheryl Bates-Harris

Legislation: 

Legislative Town Hall

Speakers:

Rep. Valerie Longhurst

Senator Ernesto Lopez

Senator Nicole Poore

 

Education:

Coordinated School-Based Health Services for Students with Disabilities

Speakers:

Amy Burnett, MSN, FNP-C

Gloria James, PhD

Tracy Lazar, LPCMH, CCDP

 

Family: 

“Now What?”  Resources for Parents of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Speakers:

Michelle Blankenship, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Milner

Fiona KL Vivar, MS

Panel Moderator:

Susan Campbell

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:

Assistive Technology Tools for Struggling Writers

Speaker:

Barbara Brooks, MA, CCC-SLP

Legislation:

Now What’s Going on Legislatively in DC, and How Will it Impact Me?

Speakers:

Kayla McKeon

Ari Ne’eman

Elizabeth Weintraub

Education:

Encouraging Parents and Students to Take Ownership of Their IEP

Speakers:

Gregory Gouge

Zachary Simpler

Melissa Stansell

Family:

Supporting Healthy Sexuality and Relationships Across the Lifespan

Speakers: 

Catherine Dukes, PhD, MSW

Cory Nourie, MSS, MLSP

Isabella Weber, MPH

2:25 - 2:35

Break – Visit Exhibitors

2:35 - 3:45

Concurrent Session 3

Independence:

Cortical Visual Impairment: An Introduction to Characteristics and Phases

Speaker:

Chris Russell, MS Ed., TVI

Legislation:

Empowering Parents to Become Effective Advocates for Their Children

Speakers:

Amy Kosmalski

Kayla Kosmalski

Rick Kosmalski

Family:

Now What? Aging in Place in the Community—Community Resources You Can Use

Speakers:

Dava Newnam

Marie Nonnenmacher

Elizabeth Romero, MS

Education:

A Look at the Delaware Data on Youth Risk Behaviors and Protective Factors

Speaker:

Sharon Merriman-Nai, MC

3:45

Adjourn: Turn in Evaluations and Prize Giveaway

 

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