Midweek Mini-Conference Agenda

The Midweek Mini-Conference
Clarion Inn—Pocatello April 14-16, 2015
Draft Agenda
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote: Nancy Thomas – Author of When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting
Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder and producer of the video series which
include: Mastering Steps to Reach Children, Building Brilliant Brains through Bonding,
Captive in the Classroom, Give Me a Break and The Circle of Support.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration – Continental Breakfast Included
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Opening Remarks – Morning Message – Angela
Lindig, IPUL Executive Director
Fundamental Approaches and Essential Skills for Dispute
Resolution in Special Education: An Introduction – Melanie Reese, Dispute Resolution
Coordinator, State Department of Education
Understanding School Based Medicaid Services and What it Means for Your Child –
Shannon Dunstan, Early Childhood and Medicaid Coordinator, State Department
of Education
Lunch ~ Facilitated Roundtable Discussions
9:30 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Early Childhood
Facilitated IEP’s
Independent Living
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
2:45 pm -3:00 pm
3:00 pm-3:30 pm
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
5:30-7:30 pm
Inclusive Education
Secondary Transition
Children’s Mental Health
Children’s Mental Health Positive Behaviors and Supports– Carol Dixon, Idaho
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Break – Refreshments Included
Sponsor Spotlight
Transition into Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs Shiloh Backburn, Self-Advocate Leadership Network
Resource Swap – Strengthening Families with Resources for Parents and Peers –
Swap any useful items – books, DVD’s, equipment, materials or other items that your
child with a disability no longer uses – with other parents of children with disabilities.
Plus, there will be door prizes, screening information, time to connect with
other families, and more!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:00 am -9:00 am
9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30am—10:45 am
10:45 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm—12:15 pm
12:15 pm—1:30 pm
Continental Breakfast
Playful Building Blocks— Region 6 Infant Toddler
Program’s Developmental Specialists (Tandy Gilbert BA-ECSE,
Katie Carter BA-ECSE, Jessica Sturman BS)
Capacity Building IEPs—Parent Presentation
Boxed Lunches
Break-Out Sessions— IPUL Coordinators
Coordinated Health Care for your Child (Medical
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Teambuilding: Parent and Professional
Closing Remarks
Register by April 1st
on our website:
Or call: 208.342.5884 or
1.800.242.IPUL (4785)
[email protected]