2013 Convention Presentations

The sessions listed below represent the presentations that were provided to us by the speaker.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - Self-Advocacy Pre-Conference

Oh the Possibilities... Self-Advocates as Leaders in Your Community

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - NCE Pre-Conference

No One Promised You A Rose Garden, But A Few Less Thorns Would Be Helpful
Presenter: John Delves

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - Opening Plenary

Understanding and Embracing Cultural Diversity in Your Community
Presenter: Ilsa Govan, Co-founder, Cultures Connecting

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Safety, Sexuality and Relationships that Work: Real Talk about Current Issues Facing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Speakers: Rosslyn Bethmann, Theresa Fears, Mary Jo Podgurski

Successful Transition Creates Rewarding Employment Opportunities
Presenters: Susan Fitzmaurice, Teddy Fitzmaurice, Richard Haines, Barb Hall, Eric Matthes, David Taylor, Jr., Richard Wilson

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Moving Beyond Prevention to Practical Supports - Part 1
Presenters: Leigh Ann Davis, James Stream

Tools for Action in a Multicultural World!
Presenters: Wendy Harris, Alicia Martinez

Affordable Housing and Homeownership: New Models in Your Community
Presenters: Andrew Sperling, TJ Sutcliffe

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Update from Washington
Presenters: Annie Acosta, Marty Ford, TJ Sutcliffe

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Moving Beyond Prevention to Practical Supports - Part 2
Presenter: Natalie Novick Brown

Cloud Computing 101
Presenter: Steve McDonell

We're Not Going To Take It: Stopping Bullying in All Its Forms
Presenters: Amy Burns, Amy Goodman

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - Research Luncheon

Participation in the Development of the ICD-11 Category for Intellectual Disability: Research, Policy, & Practice
Presenter: Maggie Nygren, Executive Director, AAIDD

How in the world can an alternate assessment meet the needs of students and parents?
Presenters: Neal Kingston, Casey Nitsch

HealthMeet Initial Insights
Presenter: Jennifer Sladen

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

The Arc of Innovation: National Initiatives Leading to Local Success
Presenters: Amy Goodman, Jonathan Lucus, Ann Cameron Williams, Karen Wolf-Branigin

Addressing Institutional Racism: One Organization's Model for Equity
Presenters: Teresa Barnes, Sylvia Fuerstenberg, Ilsa Govan, Linda Porter

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:00 - 10:45 a.m.

MOVE: A Program That Empowers People with Solutions for Mobility
Presenters: Melinda Harrison, Sheila Shegos

Self-Advocacy at Its Best: Replicable Model Programs & Training
Presenters: Pasquale "Patsy" Ginese, Jordan Jankus, Steve Scarton, Adam Shand

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Medical Education and Health Care: The Role of The Arc in a Unique Partnership
Presenters: Karen Grady, Sweety Jain

How to Attract, Involve and Keep Young Members in The Arc
Presenters: Sheryl Frishman, Richard Swierat

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

What Has Medicaid Managed Care Meant to Family Caregivers?
Presenters: Annie Acosta, Heather Williamson

Supporting Parents in Supporting their Child to Succeed: Model Programs & Powerful Tools That Work!
Presenters: Susan Atkins, Magan Cromar, Rachel Nemhauser

Know, Grow, and Eat Your Vegetables: Increasing Access to Healthier Foods Among Individuals with I/DD
Presenters: Mark Sheehan, Sarah Yates

iPads & Apps & Tablets, Oh My!
Presenters: Jordan Jankus, Kelly Johnson, Joanna Ristow, Hillary Rossi, Marsha Threlkeld

12 Steps to Recruiting a More Powerful Board
Presenter: Peter Berns

Direct Support Professional Tool Kit
Presenter: Lori Sedlezky, Amy Hewitt

Monday, August 5, 2013 - Closing Plenary

People-Centric Technology
Presenter: Dan Hubbell, Sr. Marketing Manager, Microsoft Accessibility Group