2019 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

2019 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference

Preregistration is Closed,
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The Future is Now:
Using Technology in I/DD Services

June 4 – 6, 2019
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Seattle, Washington

CONFERENCE THEME 

Technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives! It is embedded in today’s society in almost every interaction. State I/DD agencies are learning about the benefits of incorporating technologies and remote supports into everyday service and support provision for people with I/DD through research and development. As states continue to improve systems to support home and community-based services, an opportunity also arises to embrace new and emerging technologies to promote independence and inclusive lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • Learn about innovative technology strategies and approaches
  • Learn from state colleagues about funding technology in home and community-based services
  • Learn about state initiatives to use technology to improve people’s quality of life, and increase independence and personal freedom.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
We are delighted to introduce our opening keynote speaker:

Dr. Meredith Ringel Morris
Principal Researcher and Research Manager at Microsoft Research

Meredith Ringel MorrisMs. Ringel Morris is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington in The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and in The Information School. Dr. Morris leads Microsoft Research’s Ability team, which conducts research in HCI and AI with the goal of developing innovative technologies that extend the capabilities of and enhance quality of life for people with disabilities. She is an internationally recognized expert in human-computer interaction, and has conducted foundational research in several areas including gesture design, social search, and accessibility. She has served as technical program chair of the ACM CHI, CSCW, ASSETS, and Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces conferences. Dr. Morris is a member of the TOCHI editorial board, and is a past member of the CHI and CSCW steering committees. She has been recognized as one of Technology Review’s "35 under 35" for her work on collaborative web search, and was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist for her contributions to HCI research. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, many of which have been recognized with best paper awards; her publications are available at aka.ms/merrie

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS 

Marian Frattarola-SaulinoMarian Frattarola-Saulino
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Values in Action




Gillian MaguireGillian Maguire (CBRE)
Program Manager
Microsoft RE&F’s Supported Employment Program










Brian CollinsBrian Collins (REANDF)
Microsoft’s
Workplace Employee Engagement
Supported Employment and Change Management Program







Jennifer TennicanJennifer Tennican
Director / Producer
Hearts of Glass - A Vertical Farm Takes Root in Wyoming







Daniel DavisDaniel K. Davies
Founder & President
AbleLink Smart Living Technologies










Wendy Parent-JohnsonDr. Wendy Parent-Johnson
Executive Director
Sonoran UCEDD 
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arizona





Julie ChristiansonJulie Christenson, LMSW, Ph.D.
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)







Emily Shea TanisEmily Shea Tanis Ph.D.
Acting Executive Director
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado






Marc J. Tassé

Marc J. Tassé
Director
Ohio State University Nisonger Center

Schedule:

NEW!
Preliminary Schedule

Retirement Dinner for
Mary Lee Fay

Tuesday, June 4 - 6:00 PM

Directors Forum
Tuesday, June 4
(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Mid-Year Conference
Wednesday, June 5
(8:30 AM - 4:45 PM)

Mid-Year Conference
Thursday, June 6
(8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Presentations

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Plenary Panel
How Providers are Using Technology
Everyday Lives in Action: One Organization’s Use of Independent Living Technology in Pennsylvania

Marion_Saulino.pdf

Marian-Frattarola-Saulino
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Values in Action

ATWORK! AND TECHNOLOGY

Wally_Tablit.pdf

Wally Tablit
Vice President
Mission Services
AtWork!

THS Remote Support Services

Adam_Shoemaker.pdf

Adam Shoemaker
Co-Founder
Total Care Solutions

Plenary Panel
What It Means To Be Engaged In Employment: Perspectives from Large Companies

KingCo.pdf

Jeff Casem
Manager
Leaves & Supported Employment and Employee Assistance Programs
King County Disability Services

Christina Davidson
Manager
Supported Employment Program
King County Disability Services

Introduction and What We Do

Microsoft.pdf

Gillian Maguire (CBRE)
Program Manager
Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities Supported Employment Program

Austin Landon
Project Coordinator
Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities Supported Employment Program

Brian Collins (REANDF)
Microsoft's Workplace Employee Engagement,
Supported Employment, and Change Management Program

Employment and Beyond

Adelman.pdf

Devon Adelman
Lab/Office Aide
Universal Cells, an Astellas Company

Plenary Panel
Technology at the Forefront in Washington State

Threlkeld.pdf

Marsha Threlkeld
Consultant
Pivotal Consulting

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: IT IS A LIFE LONG TOOL

clements.pdf

Paul Clements, MSW
Assistive Technology Consultant
WISE

Plenary Panel
State of the States in the Use of Technology

Tannis.pdf

Emily Shea Tanis Ph.D.
Acting Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Remote Support Technologies: Promoting Independence, Self determination, and Quality of Life

Tasse.pdf

Marc J. Tassé
Director, Nisonger Center – UCEDD
Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
The Ohio State University

Missouri is Technology First

Huhn.pdf

Valerie Huhn
Director
Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Keynote

Enhancing Quality of Life with Person-Centered Cognitive
Technologies

davies.pdf

Daniel K. Davies
Founder & President
AbleLink Smart Living Technologies

Plenary Panel
What Does National Core Indicators Tell Us About The Use And Impact Of Assistive Technology?

BradleyandBonardi.pdf

Valerie Bradley
President Emerita
Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)

Alixe Bonardi
NCI Project Director
Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)

Funding and Utilizing Technology for Bigger and Better Outcomes in
Competitive Employment

Wood.pdf

Shaun Wood
Senior Program Manager
Wise

Just In Time Employment Supports

ChristensenandParentJohnson.pdf

Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Sonoran UCEDD, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
College of Medicine at the University of Arizona

Julie Christensen, LMSW, PhD
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)