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
Presenter: Dan Hubbell, Sr. Marketing Manager, Microsoft Accessibility Group