Program PREVIEW


Revised October 21, 2012 

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Detailed Program Books will be provided to registered attendees. 

 

Thursday, October 25th 2012 - EMPLOYMENT EXTRAVAGENZA

07:00A-06:00P  

Registration

07:30A-10:00A

Continental Breakfast

08:30A-09:00A

Welcome by Roberta Dunn, Executive Director of FACT

 

Stephaine Parrish Taylor, Director of Oregon's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

 

Erinn Kelley-Seil, Director of Oregon Department of Human Services

09:00A-10:15A

"Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility" Keynote by Denise Bissonnette

10:45A-12:00P

"Building Effective Partnerships That Lead to Employment" Panel Discussion - Jill Houghton

Featuring Deb Russell of Walgreens National, Paula Kurz of Walmart, Wade Johnson of Walgreens Oregon and Anthony Cisneros of Classic Movie Cafe

12:15P-02:00P

Employment Lunch with Cynthia Owens, Mike Maley and "THINK BIG" Keynote by Jill Houghton

02:45P-04:00P

Beyond Traditional Job Development  - Denise Bissonnette, Diversity World

 

Assistive Technology Solutions That Enable Independence -Elisha Kirsch, Access Technology, Inc

 

Be Part Of The Solution: Addressing Work Related Benefit Concerns - Molly Sullivan, OVRS

 

How Project Employ Is Helping Transition Students Get Jobs By Showcasing Their Strengths Cheryl Cisneros, The Arc Oregon

 

Employment First: Clackamas County Team: Estacada School District Experience - David Komeij

 

A Job Is Key - Cesilee Coulson, Wise

 

Building a Framework for Employment Debra McLean, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation

04:30P-05:45P

Cultivating the Human Spirit to Work Denise Bissonnette, Diversity World

 

Employment Supports & Services for Aging & People with Disabilities Program Consumers - Jeff Stell, Cheryl Miller and William Douglas, Oregon Department of Human Services

 

Preparing For Life Beyond School:  Transition Assessment, Planning And Curriculum - Keith Ozols, Heather Lindsey and Jeri Dickinson, OVRS & U of O

 

Sharing The Vision - Liz Fox & Jacques Gerdes, Alternative Work Concepts

 

Employment First Leaders - Cesilee Coulson, Wise

 

From Task Lists To The Ipad: Different Ways To Utilize Low & High Tech Supports To Assist People In Employment And In Their Community - Emily Harris, OTAC

 

Steps to Personal Accountability Jackie Allen & Toni Smith, Partnerships in Community Living

 

MIndfulness - Michael Leeds, Ph.D., Emerald City Mindfulness Centre

06:00P-06:30P

No Host Social

06:30P-10:00P

Dinner | Casino Night

 

Friday, October 26th 2012

07:00A-06:00P

Registration

07:30A-10:00A

Continental Breakfast

08:30A-09:45A

Create Synergy with Style, Substance and Words - Kathie Snow, Disability is Natural

 

Getting Your Child On The Road To Their Best Future - Brandon Craven & Cynthia Owens, Oregon Council  On Developmental Disabilities

 

Linking Brain Function With Behaviors - Diane Malbin, FASCETS

 

Visual Structure In Your Employment, Alternative To Employment Settings and At Home Britteny Asher

 

Dementia Care Tips And Tools - Ruth Sanderson

 

Busting Down The Myths About Benefits And Work - Molly Sullivan, OVRS

 

Autism: Advocacy, Self Awareness & Long Term Planning -Jonathan Chase, Autism Society Of Oregon

 

Thought Sauce! Hot Ideas for Customized Job Development - Cary Griffin, Griffin-Hammis Assoc.

 

Working at the Speed Of Trust - Bruce Gordon, Oregon Rehabilitation Association

10:15A-11:30A

Getting Prepared for an Emergency - Danielle Bailey, Oregon Office On Disability & Health

 

Asset Building for People with Disabilities Allison Falleur, Community Vision, Inc.

 

Developmental Disabilities and the Brain - James Clay Psy.D., Clay Psychological Services

 

Increasing Self Advocacy, Choice Making And Independence For Individuals Who Do Not Speak - Britteny Asher

 

Guardianship: What It Means & What It Does - Leslie Sutton JD, Oregon Council On Developmental Disabilities

 

The Contradictions of Leadership Cary Griffin, Griffin-Hammis Associates

 

Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition Public Forum -  Eddie Plourde, Hannah Bowen and Laurie Powers

 

Medication Use and Indications for Those with Age-Related Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Part 1)- Dale Sanderson, Sound Mental Health

12:00P-02:00P

ORA Awards Luncheon with "Living Real Lives and Dreaming Big Dreams" Keynote by Kathie Snow 

02:30P-03:45P

From Clienthood to Citizenship: Creating Community with Natural Support and Generic Services - Kathie Snow, Disability is Natural

 

Making the Commitment and Doing the Work Jeff Strulley, Jay Nolan Community Services

 

Want To Eat Healthy? Be Informed - Angela Weaver, Oregon Office On Disability & Health

 

Think College! - Marcie Ingledue, The Arc Oregon and Roberta Dunn, FACT

 

Music Therapy: Your Musical Brain | Turn Up The Music! - Jodi Winwalker, Earthtones Music Therapy Services

 

Customized Job Development: Thinking Outside the Box Store -Cary Griffin, Griffin - Hammis Associates

 

Oregon Disabilities Commission  - Public Meeting & Town Hall

 

Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition Strategic Planning 

(By Invitiation Only)

 

Medication Use and Indications for Those with Age-Related Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Part 2)- Dale Sanderson, Sound Mental Health

04:15P-05:30P

Social Media & Your Job Search: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You! - Sheila Hoover, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

 

Portrait of Competence and Call to Action Events - Debra McLean, OTAC & Melissa Miller, Multnomah County Employment First 

 

The Important Role A Parent Has On The IEP Team - Roberta Dunn, Family And Community Together

 

Facilitating Medical Care Across Disabilities - Dale Sanderson, Sound Mental Health

 

Staying Safe In Oregon: A Look At Abuse Awareness For Youth & Adults  - Tila Maciera-Klever & Nyla Mccarthy, Office Of Adult Abuse Prevention And Investigations

 

Customized Job Development: Thinking Outside the Box Store -Cary Griffin, Griffin - Hammis Associates

 

Oregon Disabilities Commission  - Public Meeting & Town Hall

 

Oregon Self-Advocacy Coalition Strategic Planning 

(By Invitiation Only)

06:00P-06:30P

No Host Social

06:30P-11:00P

Dinner | Awards | Dance

 

Saturday, October 27th 2012

08:00A-03:00P

Registration

08:30A-10:00A

Breakfast 

Introducing FACT PTI - Roberta Dunn

"Life if Always Beautiful" Keynote by Logan Olson

10:30A-11:45A

Building Entrepreneurial Business in a Collaborative EnvironmentLogan & Laurie Olson, Ability Magazine

 

Play Time - Breaking Down Barriers to Recreation Ken Jenkins & Jim Seethoff, Assistive Technologies, Inc.

 

The End Is The Beginning, Finding Success Within - Ben Luskin, Launch Empowerment Mentoring

 

Preparing For A Successful Transition To Kindergarten - Christy Reese, Family And Community Together

 

People Planning Together - Jennifer Dibello, OTAC

 

Be the Change! Parent Initiatives Supporting Families - Emilie Sampson, Families For Community

11:45A-12:00P

Culture Shock Presentation 

12:00P-01:30P

Lunch and "Life Isn't Perfect, But It's Good!" Keynote by Jeff Strully

01:45P-03:00P

Supporting Inclusive Practices In The Classroom With Access Technology - Liz Ferris & Katie Jackson, Beaverton School District

 

Simple Tool…Big Results! Creating A FULL Life For Your Child -Christy Reese, Family And Community Together

 

Sexual Development: A Proactive Approach - Shanya Luther, Among Friends – Social Sexual Support Services

 

Getting to Business - Q & A  Jeff Strully, Jay Nolan Community Services

 

Identifying Hidden Health Challenges In Children With Disabilities -Julie Glass, ND Health From The Heart

03:15P-05:00P

Partners In Policymaking Reunion - By Invitation Only

Kathryn Weit, Beth Kessler, Cynthia Owens, Leslie Sutton, Amy Hunt, Roberta Dunn, Cheryl Cisneros