Presentations | 2017 Developmental Disabilities Family Resources Conference

Opening Keynote
 

The Science of Passion: An Autism Perspective

Lindsey Nebeker – Autism Self-Advocate and Author

Session 1
 

Working Together to Establish Rules and Routines at Home and School

Taylor Jacobs – Instructional Coach, Autism Academy for Education and Development
Kimberly Baltzley – Head Secretary and Parent, Autism Academy for Education and
Development
Laura Newcomb – Owner, Autism Academy for Education and Development

 

Health & Wellness As We Age: A Primer for People with Intellectual/Developmental
Disabilities and Those Who Care for Them

Tamsen Bassford, MD – Faculty, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of
Arizona

 

Is $2,000 Really the Magic Number?
Life Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

Life Care Plan

Estate Planning & Special Needs Trusts

Karen Starbowski – SpecialCare Planner, MassMutual Financial Group
Emily Kile – Attorney, Kile & Kupizewski LLC
Brittaney Chipley – Executive Director, Arizona ABLE Program

 

What Every Family Needs to Know: Key DDD & ALTCS Functional Requirements

Robert Beckett, Esq. – Beckett & Anderson Attorneys-at-Law

Session 2
 

Facilitating Inclusion through AAC and AT

Vanessa DiCarlo, MEd – Special Education Consultant and Advocate, Susan Marks & Advocates,
PLLC

 

Expanding AHCCCS to Include Occupational Therapy for Adults

Christopher Todd Trujillo, OTD, OTR/L, GCG, ATP – Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational
Therapy, Northern Arizona University
Benjamin Gross, MS, OTR/L – President, Transformative Therapy Services

 

“Rethinking College: A film about college students with intellectual disabilities” – A Discussion

Rethinking College Guide

Rethinking College Take Action Flyer

Facilitator: Susan Marks, JD, PhD, BCBA-D – Managing Attorney, Susan Marks & Advocates PLLC;
Professor of Special Education, Northern Arizona University

 

Life as an Adult with Developmental Disabilities

Facilitator: Lindsey Nebeker
Panelists:
Andrew Robinson
Carrie Raabe
Tracella Shelton

Lunch General Session
 

Lunch Policy Presentation:
Disabilities Advocacy in Arizona – Issues Old & New

Susan Cannata – Attorney, Peters Cannata & Moody, PLC

 

Lunch Film Presentation and Q & A:
My Dad Matthew

Matthew Wangeman, MCP – Instructor of Disability Studies, Institute for Human Development,
Northern Arizona University
John Schaffer, MEd – Instructor of Disability Studies, Institute for Human Development,
Northern Arizona University

Session 3
 

Tools for Schools: PBIS for Working with Challenging Behaviors

Jean Ajamie – Director, PBISaz, Institute for Human Development, Northern Arizona University
Jonathan Bowen, BCBA – School Psychologist; Paradigm Consultation

 

Finding Reliable Health & Wellness Information Online

Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, OTD, OTR/L – Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy,
Northern Arizona University
Melissa Johnson – Librarian, Arizona State University
Samantha Hageman, Ashley Sinnapan & Ashley West – Occupational Therapy Doctoral
Students, Northern Arizona University

 

The Changing Landscape of Employment and Educational Supports & Services

Susan Voirol – Program Manager, Employment First & Transition Initiatives, Sonoran UCEDD
Margaret Corcoran, Employment Manager, Arizona Department of Economic Security-Division
of Developmental Disabilities
Abel Young, Statewide Transition Coordinator, Arizona Department of Economic Security-
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Mark Jacoby, President & CEO, Gompers Habilitation Center

 

Parent Experiences Navigating through Adulthood Benefits

Facilitator: Susan Marks, facilitator
Panelists:
Nancy & Lon Licht
Carla Shelton
Gina Johnson
Becky Raabe

Session 4
 

Please Teach Me to Self-Advocate! Strategies from a Self-Advocate

Self-Determination Scale

Personal Preference Indicators

Carrie Raabe, Developmental Disabilities Self-Advocate (with Susan Marks)

 

Navigating the New World of Integrated Care

Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA – CEO, Touchstone Health Services
Chad Campbell, DO – Medical Director of Integrated Medicine, Touchstone Health Services
Lauren Kline, MS, PN1 – Nutritionist Liaison, Touchstone Health Services

 

Transition Planning Within the IEP Process

Andrea O’Brien, MEd – Special Education Consultant and Advocate, Susan Marks & Advocates
PLLC
Amy Papacek, PhD – Special Education Consultant and Advocate, Susan Marks & Advocates
PLLC

 

9 Things You Must Include in Sexuality Education

Works Cited

Lindsey Nebeker