Tuesday February 26, 2019

Check-in and Registration 8:15 – 9:00 am

Welcome   9:00 am – 9:15 am 

Keynote   9:15 am – 10:45 am 

Shake it Off…Effective, Relatable Strategies to Help Improve Behavior at All Ages and Stages. – Stacy Taylor, MA, B.C.B.A.

Break and Exhibitor Visit   10:45 am – 11:15 am 

Breakout 1   11:15 am – 12:30 pm 

  • Putting Together the Puzzle: 27 evidence-based practices for ASD – Lisa Raiford, Ed. D.
  • Autism: Bench to Clinic – Christopher Cowan, PhD and Heather Boger, PhD
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2017):  What it means for students in special education and their families. – Dr. Mitch Yell
  • Supported Decision Making and an Overview of Alternatives to Guardianship – Charlie Walters, MAT and Paige Maxwell, MA
  • The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Infants and Children – Jennifer A. Hudson, MD 

Lunch (provided)   12:30 pm – 1:30 pm   

Breakout 2   1:30 pm – 2:45 pm   

  • Strength-Based Teaching: Building Positive Relationships that Support Learning – Holly Zipperer, M.Ed.
  • Laura Elder, M.A., CESP, Rhonda Mumford, M. Ed. and Jennifer Quinn, M. Ed.
  • Family Engagement – Early Childhood Initiative – Amy Holbert, LISW-CP and Alisa Bentley
  • The Impact of Specialized Early Interventions Services for Young Children with a Visual Impairment – Jodi Floyd
  • The SC High School Credential:  What Parents Should Know—Information and Resources– Wendy Schilling, M. Ed.

Break and Exhibitor Visit   2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 

Breakout 3   3:00 pm – 4:15 pm 

  • Temperament and its Impact on Learning – Holly Zipperer, M.Ed.
  • A review of Family Centered Care and its Core Principles: Information Sharing, Partnership, Collaboration, and Negotiation- Jason Hawn, MD
  • Begin with the end in mind! Preschool and Early Childhood Initiatives and How these Align with Postsecondary Outcomes and Efforts – Jenny May MEd, PhD.
  • Embracing the Emotional Side of Special Needs Planning – Understanding How and When Emotions Benefit Financial Plans for Families with Unique Circumstances – David Palkovitz, CFP®
  • Transitions, Transfers and Tummy Time: Building Blocks of Motion!– Elizabeth Geiger Harvey, DPT, MSR, CKTI, CEIM

Parent/Family Scholarships  Professional Registration Workshop Descriptions


Wednesday February 27, 2019

Check-in and Registration 8:15 – 9:00 am

Welcome   9:00 am – 9:15 pm

Keynote   9:15 am – 10:15 am

ADHD, Medical and School Management – Robin B. Welsh, MD and Mark Posey, MD

Break and Exhibitor Visit   10:15 am – 10:45 pm

Breakout 1   10:45 am – 12:00 pm

  • Behavior – It is all about culture and climate – Dr Ann Marie Taylor
  • Homeschooling Your Student with Special Needs – Susan Blackwell, B.S. Ed.
  • Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Special Populations – Sara Garrett, M.Ed
  • “Making the “Transition” from Special Education to Life After School”- Adrienne J. Johnson, Esq. and Pete Cantrell, Esq
  • Family Engagement – Early Childhood Initiative – Amy Holbert, LISW-CP and Alisa Bentley

Lunch (provided)   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Breakout 2   1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: From Early Identification to Diagnosis and Beyond – Dr. Anne Kinsman, Ph.D and Kristina Kania Bates, Ph.D
  • Strategies for Listening and Spoken Language in Early Intervention – Natalie Jones, B.A.  – SPED
  • The South Carolina ABLE Savings Program: The Basics of ABLE – Karen Crider – State Treasurers Office
  • Overview of Medicaid and the TEFRA program – Sherry Larson
  • Assistive Technology for School Success – Tammy Wallace

Break and Exhibitor Visit    2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout 3   2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Family Engagement 3.0 – New Methods for Activating Family Strengths – Dr. Robert Hock
  • Ending the Silence for Professionals – Betsey O’Brien and Deniece Chi
  • “Shaping Play: Strategies to Increase Functional Communication and Social Interaction in Young Children with ASD and Developmental Disabilities” – Katie Blackburn Franke, Ph.D., BCBA
  • “Navigating the Transition to an Adult Medical Home”- Gregg Talente, MD, MS
  • Understanding the IEP – Elizabeth McDonald Allen, LMSW and Melissa Sanders, BS

Parent/Family Scholarships  Professional Registration Workshop Descriptions