Schedule

 

Time

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

8:00 - 8:30

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors and Sponsors

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Address:  Community Integration is Life, Not a Program

Mike Oxford, Executive Director,

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

10:00 –10:15  

Break – Visit Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:25 Concurrent Session 1

Legislation: 

State Legislation: What to Expect in 2018

Speakers:

Brian S. Eng, Esquire, Laura Waterland, Esquire

Independence:

Consideration of AssistiveTechnology for Writing within the IEP Process

Speakers:

Barbara Brooks, MA, CCC-SLP

Debbie Whitby-Norman, MS, CCC-SLP

Family: 

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

Speaker: 

Laura Strmel, MPA, CESP

Education:

Inclusive Higher Educaton: College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Speakers:

Isaiah Boykin

Brian Freedman, Ph.D.

Melanie Sipko

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

Legislation:

Lifespan Waiver 101

Speakers

Stacy Watkins

Legislation: 

Medicaid Funding for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Speakers:

Richard Lytton, MA, CCC-SLP

Beth Mineo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

William Molchen, Esquire

Family:

Companion, Service, and Therapy Animals

Speaker: 

Anne Dunlap & Gizmo

Lauren Janusz, MOT, ORT/L, HPCS

Darlene Sullivan

Education:

Improving Transition Outcomes Through Cross Agency Collaboration

Speakers:

Marissa Catalon, BS

Dale Matusevich, M.Ed.

Sandra Miller, MS

2:25 - 2:35 

Break – Visit Exhibitors

2:35 - 3:45 Concurrent Session 3

Legislation:

Death with Dignity; Assisted Suicide

Speakers:

Tim Appleton

Anita Cameron

Independence:

Disaster Prepardness: Before and After the Storm

Speakers:

Rochelle Brittingham, Ph.D.

Timothy Cooper, MA, CEM

Mei Johnson

Beth MacDonald

Family:

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

Speaker:

Rachel Baskerville

Russell Lehmann

Education:

Supporting Teens to Make and Keep Friends

Speakers: 

Deborah Boyer, MS

Susan Veenema

3:45

Adjourn: Turn in Evaluations and Prize Giveaway

 

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