Midwest Summer Institute

June 18-19, 2018, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Advocating for Access: The Right to Inclusion, the Right to Communication

Schedule

Day 1
June 18, 2018

Time Inclusion Communication
9:00-10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Cheryl Jorgensen
Inclusion is More Than Just Being In
Room 220

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

"DEEJ"
DJ Savarese
Room 220

12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:30-3:00 p.m.

Language IS Literacy; but What about Inclusion?
Jessica Stakey & Anna Schultz, Waterloo Schools
Room 222

Intro to Facilitated Communication Training (Information)
Harvey Lavoy/Tracy Thresher/ Pascal Cheng
Room 409

 

A Collaborative Team Planning Process
Cheryl Jorgensen
Room 218

There’s an App for That!
Darlene Hanson
Room 310
 

Inclusion Connection: Three Successfully Employed Panel Members That Will Inspire You!
Kayleen Symmonds
Room 217

What Parents Need to Know from the Experts
Nate Trainor, Bill Henzlik, Quinn Partridge
Room 306

3:00-3:15 p.m.

BREAK

3:15-4:45 p.m.

My Literacy Journey & Beyond
DJ Savarese
Room 222

Intro to Facilitated Communication Training (Information)
Harvey Lavoy/Tracy Thresher/Pascal Cheng
Room 409
 

Supports for Full Participation 
Cheryl Jorgensen
Room 218

More Than Friendship: Continually Navigating the Deeper Relationship as a Typer
Jamie Burke & Kelsey Krause
Room 406
 

Effective IEP’s: What Parents Should Know and Ask
Dr. Etscheidt, Dr. Elser, Marie Swalin
Room 217

Understanding Reflex Integration
Marilyn Chadwick
Room 310   
     
KEY

Employment: Programs in this category have a focus on best practices in meaningful integrated employment opportunities for persons with varying levels of ability. 

 

Education: Presentations in this category focus on best practices to support inclusive education in which persons of all ability levels learn and grow in the same classroom environment and the supports that may be required outside such environment to promote success. 

 

Communication: These presentations focus on communication practices that empower individuals of varying ability levels to access their voice. Some are also experiential reflection from typers. 

 

Communication Workshops: This series features nationally-recognized Master Trainers in the world of Facilitated Communication. Access background information as well as hands-on activities for those who are typing, exploring typing or supporting those individuals. All are welcome to attend & engage.

Day 2
June 19, 2018

Time Inclusion Communication
9:00-10:15 a.m. Keynote Panel: Wheel of Fortune- The Reward and the Risk of the Spin
Tracy Thresher/Jamie Burke/Kelsey Krause
Room 220
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. It’s ALL about trust! Strategies of the UNI Spectrum Project
Kevin Droe
Room 218

Getting Started (Hands on)
Harvey Lavoy/Tracy Thresher/Pascal Cheng
Room 301

  Google Technology as Inclusive Practice for the Universally Designed Classroom
Dr. Chris Curran, Patti Bahr & Lea Ann Peschong
Room 216

Pointing Forward: Exploring the Typing to Communicate Research & Practice
Dr. Christy Ashby
Room 406

  Creating Peer Interactions and Inclusive Opportunities
Laurie Fallon, Western Dubuque Schools
Room 217

Working Toward Independence       
Marilyn Chadwick
Room 310

12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:30-3:00 p.m.

Navigating Movement Differences
Angie Sylas/Marilyn Chadwick/ Tracy Thresher
Room 220

3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15-4:45 p.m.

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Inclusion
Tyler and Paul Greene
Room 217

Getting Started
Harvey Lavoy/Tracy Thresher/Pascal Cheng   
Room 301
 

Unity Point Health - Allen Hospital Project SEARCH
Amy Bakker
Room 218

Creating Communication Based Lessons
Darlene Hanson
Room 404

 

The Differently Abled: Celebration & Inclusion
Johnny Janssen
Room 216

My Long, Freeing Journey Through High School
Kelsey Krause
Room 310
     
KEY

Employment: Programs in this category have a focus on best practices in meaningful integrated employment opportunities for persons with varying levels of ability. 

 

Education: Presentations in this category focus on best practices to support inclusive education in which persons of all ability levels learn and grow in the same classroom environment and the supports that may be required outside such environment to promote success. 

 

Communication: These presentations focus on communication practices that empower individuals of varying ability levels to access their voice. Some are also experiential reflection from typers. 

 

Communication Workshops: This series features nationally-recognized Master Trainers in the world of Facilitated Communication. Access background information as well as hands-on activities for those who are typing, exploring typing or supporting those individuals. All are welcome to attend & engage.