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Revolutionary Leaders Webinar Series 2012
What: Twelve live video webinar seminars by renowned and revolutionary leaders
When: Twelve sessions starting Wednesday April 4, 2012 and continuing every Wednesday
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20
Time: 1-2:30 Eastern, 12-1:30 Central, 11-12:30 Mountain, 10-11:30 Pacific Time
This Year’s Twelve (12) Presenters of “Navigating the Future in Turbulent Times”
How will I participate with these 12 historic leaders? You will be able to see and hear each of the speakers through live video on your computer screen. You will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions through texting and have the presenter answer your questions directly in real time during the session. You will also be able to submit questions prior to the event through email.
What will you need to see the presenters over the web? All that is required for Webinar participation is a computer with an internet connection and speakers. Following the receipt of your payment, you will be receive a link to connect to the webinar room along with helpful hints for participating in a live video webinar.
What is the cost? $175 for ALL Twelve Webinars. (This is a savings of $40 for the series). Due to the technical limitations of a live video webinar there is a limit of 100 participants. Based on the number of people participating last year, we expect the series to sell out completely, so please don’t delay. Individual webinars will be $18 each and go on sale as available, March 20th.
Register at www.2012revolutionaryleaders.eventbrite.com
All of the presenters have donated their services. All proceeds from this series go to support the Tennessee Association of Microboards and Cooperatives, Inc., a national leader in creating consumer and family services and supports.
All credit cards welcome. Fax purchase orders to: 615-904-0308
Closed captioning will be provided for anyone needing the service.
More information is available on the Web at www.tnmicroboards.org
Entire Series Early Bird Registration Now Available
Navigating the Future in Turbulent Times: Revolutionary Leaders of Our Time
The 2012 Seminar Series
You are invited to invest your Wednesday lunch hour to learn about the best practices in our field from thetrailblazers and torchbearers who have helped shape the disabilities field though their work. Now, through the use of new video web conferencing techniques, you will be able to see each presenter on screen LIVE as they share their wisdom and experience with you in the comfort of your own office or home. Many organizations show the webinars in a conference room using a projector and have many people participate. This webinar series is intended to share the knowledge and allow many people to learn from the best about the best practices and new ideas in our field. This is particularly important in these times of reduced and shrinking budgets.
Save $40 if you register for the series by March 23, 2012
The price of the entire series is available for $175 between now and March 23, 2012. That’s a $40 savings! And, there’s no limit to the number of people who can view the series at your location! Individual sessions will be $18 but not available for sale until after March 20th. The series fee will increase to $195 after March 23rd.
Further questions about the Revolutionary Leaders series can be directed to Mark Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in the event of technical or server failure on our part, the seminar will be rescheduled and participants will be provided with a rain check.
1. April 4 - Amy Goldman - Communication - a Basic Right and the use
of Assistive Technology
2. April 11 - Diane Coleman & Steve Drake - Not Dead Yet: Disability Activists Opposing Assisted Suicide, Mercy Killing & Euthanasia
3. April 18 - James Conroy – Deinstitutionalization: How Far Have We Come and Future Directions? America's Success Has Become the World's Challenge: Ending Institutionalization for People with Disabilities
4, April 25 - Steven Taylor – On the Shoulders of Giants. Reflections on Great Leaders of Our Time: Burton Blatt, Gunnar Dybwad and Wolf Wolfensberger
5. May 2 - Tony Records – Waiting Lists and Litigation - The Good News and
the Bad News
6. May 9 - Karen Green-McGowen – Health Care for People with Disabilities:
7. May 16 - Michael Wehmeyer – Transition Planning and Instruction:
8. May 23 - Sue Jamison and Colleagues – The Supreme Court's Olmstead decision: How will it impact future community supports?
9. May 30 - Michael Callahan – Assuring Access to Employment for All: The unique benefit of customized employment.
10. June 6 - Al Condeluci – Social Capital: The Promise of Community
11. June 13 - David Wetherow – Star Raft: A New Method for Building Enduring Circles of Support.
12. June 20 - David Pitonyak – ‘Beyond Behavior': Supporting Competence, Confidence, and a Sense of Well-Being
Bios of Speakers
Amy Goldman – Communication - a Basic Right and the use of Assistive Technology
Bio: Ms. Goldman is Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities. Her portfolio includes the Institute's assistive technology (AT) - related services and supports, including Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Assistive Technology Lending Library, Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports (ACES) and the Telecommunication Device Distribution Program. Ms. Goldman serves as the manager of the emergency preparedness and reuse initiative of the national Pass It On Center. Ms. Goldman is a licensed speech-language pathologist and served chair of the steering committee of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Ms. Goldman completed her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College; her master's degree in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her doctoral coursework in Special Education at Temple University.
Diane Coleman & Steve Drake – Not Dead Yet: Disability Activists Opposing Assisted Suicide, Mercy Killing & Euthanasia
Bio: Diane Coleman obtained her law degree and Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1981 and worked as an attorney for the State of California for seven years. During this time, she also served as a member of the California Attorney General's Commission on Disability. Relocating to Tennessee in 1989, she became Co-Director of the Technology Access Center of Middle Tennessee and served as Policy Analyst for the Tennessee Technology Access Project, funded through the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. She served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the Advisory Committee to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
Coleman is currently the Executive Director of the Progress Center for Independent Living in Forest Park, Illinois, a nonprofit nonresidential consumer-directed center advocating on behalf of people with disabilities. She currently serves as a member of the Illinois State Medicaid Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care.
Coleman is a person with significant disabilities who has used a motorized wheelchair since the age of eleven. Since 1982, she has served on the governing boards of numerous national, state and local disability-related organizations and policy-related committees, has authored numerous articles on disability-related topics and spoken extensively on topics pertaining to disability rights and health care issues. Beginning in 1987, she volunteered as an organizer for the American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT).
In April, 1996, she founded Not Dead Yet, a national grassroots disability rights organization opposing the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. She has three times presented invited testimony before Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. Coleman is a well-known writer and speaker on assisted suicide and euthanasia, and has appeared on Nightline, McLaughlin, The Rolanda Show, The Charles Grodin Show, CBS Up To the Minute, ABC World News Tonight, CNN (Connie Chung, Paula Zahn, Headline News), The Catherine Crier Show, Court TV, CBS Evening News, MSNBC's The Abrahms Report, Fox News The Neil Cavuto Show, Fox and Friends and National Public Radio, as well as local broadcast outlets in several states. She co-authored amicus briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Not Dead Yet and ADAPT in the matter of Vacco v. Quill (1996) and in the Conservatorship of the Person of Robert Wendland in the California Supreme Court (2000). In 2003, she joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago to co-teach a series of graduate courses in disability and medical ethics.
James Conroy – Deinstitutionalization: How Far Have We Come and Future Directions? America's Success Has Become the World's Challenge: Ending Institutionalization for People with Disabilities.
Bio: Dr. Conroy has directed more than a dozen longitudinal studies of the impacts of moving from institutional to community living. He headed the national impact evaluation on the individual outcomes of self-determination for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has been responsible for more than 250 formal research reports to government agencies and foundations, as well as more than 30 articles in scholarly journals and 10 book chapters.
His works have been publicized on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, public television, public radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. www.eoutcome.org
Steven Taylor – On the shoulders of giants. Reflections on Burton Blatt, Gunnar Dybwad and Wolf Wolfensberger
Bio: Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D. is Centennial Professor and Coordinator of Disability Studies and Director of the Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University. He has served as principal investigator on over $15 million in grants funded by NIDRR, OSEP, NEH, state agencies, and private foundations and has published widely on disability policy, deinstitutionalization and community living, and qualitative research methods. His books include Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (3rd edition), Life in the Community, The Variety of Community Experience, The Social Meaning of Mental Retardation, and Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. He also served as the Editor of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from 1993-2011. He has been the recipient of the Research Award (1997) and Presidential Award (2011) from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement (2003), and the first annual Senior Scholar Award from the Society for Disability Studies (2008).
Tony Records – Waiting Lists and Litigation - The Good News and the Bad News
Bio: Tony Records has 30 years of experience in services and supports for people with disabilities. He has served as a consultant with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist in evaluating states’ planning documents for complying with the Olmstead decision. He has served as a Court appointed monitor in 3 different Federal cases. Since 1992, he has been the President of Tony Records and Associates, Inc., a human services consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland.
Karen Green-McGowen, RN, CDDN – Health Care for People with Disabilities: Best Practices
Bio: Karen Green McGowan is a clinical nurse consultant who specializes in technical assistance to agencies serving persons with complex health needs. She has provided training, technical assistance and curriculum development to clinicians, administrators and direct care staff in identifying and removing or reducing health barriers for over 32 years. She has developed systems approaches to identifying health risk potential and assisted several states in the design and implementation of strategies to manage individuals in dispersed community systems.
Ms. McGowan currently serves as an expert witness for the Department of Justice Special Litigation Division and has been appointed as an officer of the Federal Court in four jurisdictions - Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee and Massachusetts.
Ms. McGowan is currently a member of the Quality Review Panel for the state of Tennessee.
She was the US Depart of Justice appointee to a review panel in Illinois. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Mental Disability Rights International, and has evaluated children in facilities in Romania and Serbia.
Ms. McGowan is the author of a variety of manuals and independent study courses for health clinicians, such as Assessing Health Risks in Developmental Disabilities, Drugs and Disabilities, and The Health Risk Screening Tool-Rater's Guide, and Functional Life Planning.
Michael Wehmeyer – Transition Planning and Instruction: Best Practices
Bio: Michael Wehmeyer is a Senior Scientist and Associate Director at the University of Kansas. Dr. Wehmeyer is an internationally recognized expert on self-determination, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and access to general education curriculum for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has published more than 190 journal articles and book chapters and is the co-editor or co-author of 20 books on these and other subjects. In addition, Dr. Wehmeyer has served as the primary investigator for more than 25 federally-funded projects on transition to adulthood, self-determination, technology use by people with cognitive disability, and access to the general education curriculum for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Wehmeyer is a board member and Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a past president of CEC’s Division on Career Development and Transition, and editor-in-chief of the journal Remedial and Special Education. In addition to his role in the Beach Center , Dr. Wehmeyer is a professor of special education at KU and director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities.
Sue Jamison and Colleagues – The Supreme Court's Olmstead decision: How will it impact future community supports?
Bio: Sue Jamison was the Lead Attorney in the Olmstead Supreme Court case and is the Project Director of the Mental Health and Disability Rights Project of Atlanta Legal Aid Society. For more than 30 years, Ms. Jamison has sustained a passion for advocacy on behalf of society’s forgotten citizens -- those who are disabled and isolated in institutions.
In 1999, in Olmstead v. L.C., a case brought by Ms. Jamison and others on behalf of two women in a Georgia state institution, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public entities to place persons with disabilities who are in institutions in more integrated, community based settings, if their clinicians agree and this is their choice. Sue has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. Sue was in the Peace Corps before attending law school.
Michael Callahan – Assuring Access to Employment for All: The unique benefit of customized employment.
Bio: Michael Callahan has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of employment and transition for the past thirty-three years. He has worked with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A) for thirty years, and has served as president of the organization since Marc Gold’s untimely death in 1982. Callahan is a co-author of two popular "how-to" books on employment for persons with significant disabilities, Getting Employed, Staying Employed and Keys to the Work Place. He has written numerous articles, chapters, manuals and curriculums pertaining to employment.
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