2023 Region B Conference

Together Towards Tomorrow

March 29-31, 2023

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General Conference Materials
Conference Agenda
Wednesday, March 29th
9:30 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:30TRANSITION ROCKS? Youth Outreach, Engagement, Training and FundingKaren Harrison, Joey Ellis, Aimee Combs, Billy Pickens, Dianna Hansen
9:30 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:30Essential Skills to Engage Conflict ConstructivelyTimothy Heedon
9:30 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:30Enhancing the Messaging and Marketing of Your OrganizationStephanie Willis, Joseph LaBelle, Rene Averitt-Sanzone
9:30 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:30Hiring, Onboarding, Staff DevelopmentLaura Weber, Terri Leyton
Thursday, March 30th
8:30 – 10:00Structuring the Board’s Work: Building a Strong Board-Staff Partnership by Removing BarriersGlenda Hicks
8:30 – 10:00Providing Appropriate Individual Assistance and Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of LawDiana Autin
8:30 – 10:00Lights, Camera, Action! Using Video and Animation to Enhance Your Social MediaStephanie Moss, Bonnie Perez Ramirez, Brittany Greer
8:30 – 10:00Resources to Help Facilitate Families’ Understanding of Evidence-based Literacy PracticesSarah Sayko
8:30 – 10:00It’s a Balancing Act: Reclaiming Yourself Through Self-Care and WellnessTina Norris
10:30 – 12:00 Death by a Thousand Paper Slices: Recognizing Employment Law Risk in 2023Bill Krizner
10:30 – 12:00Life Beyond AdvocacyTeresa Wright Johnson
10:30 – 12:00Introduction to Work for Youth with Disabilities and Their FamiliesJeana Winter, Katrina Wellborn
10:30 – 12:00The ABCs of Ableism: Challenging Behaviors, Education and ExclusionLeslie Lipson
10:30 – 12:00Expanding Perspectives on Family Engagement in the Transition ProcessTammy Burns
1:30 – 3:00 Building an Equitable Organization: Ways to Promote Equity in the WorkplaceCarolyn Hayer, Michele Tyler
1:30 – 3:00Performance-Based Pay Systems…They CAN Work!Debi Tucker
1:30 – 3:00Transition Resources to Support Your WorkCatherine Fowler
1:30 – 3:00Engaging and Supporting Native American Children and FamiliesPriscilla Maynor
1:30 – 3:00You’ve Had the Magic All Along: How to Use the DEC Recommended Practices to Build Capacity to Support Families of Young Children with DisabilitiesStephanie Moss, Kodey Toney, Rene Averitt-Sanzone
3:30 – 5:00Strong Financial Policies and Procedures: Contributing to Parent Center SuccessGlenda Hicks
3:30 – 5:00The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What’s Up with Public Policy and What Can We Do About It?Diana Autin
3:30 – 5:00Trauma and Disabilities: Understanding the Impact and Supporting FamiliesKelly Henderson, Jena Martin
3:30 – 5:00Lessons from the Field: A Blueprint on How to Connect with Military Partners and Build Your Military Outreach ProgramChristina Escalante, Love Kingsbury
3:30 – 5:00Serving Refugee and Immigrant FamiliesMelinda Evans McKendrick
Friday, March 31st
9:00 – 10:00 OSEP UpdatesYolanda Lusane, Kristen Rhoads
10:30 – 12:00Unpacking Educational Equity: Special Education & Valued Social Roles at SchoolLeslie Lipson