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									                                    DAILY SCHEDULE
                     2008 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY
                                DECEMBER 8, 2011




 Tuesday, September 30th

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM   Pre-Conference Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast
Santa Ana Room

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM    Pre-Conference Workshop

Taos                Positive Adult Statewide Service System Models for Persons with Aut-
                    ism Spectrum Disorders
                    Sponsored by the Autism Programs at the Center for Development and Disability

                    David L. Holmes

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM    Early Bird Registration and Welcome Reception
Crystal Ballroom
Doubletree Hotel
(Lower Level)



 Wednesday, October 1st

7:30 AM–4:00 PM     Conference Registration
Upper Level Lobby

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM   Exhibit Hall Open
Ballroom C
Upper Level

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM    Special Conference Events
East Garden Foyer   Disability Information and Assistive Technology Resource Room
Showroom,           Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Library and Information
Lower Level         Resources at the Center for Development and Disability, ATS Resources and Relay
                    New Mexico

Apache Room         Disability Culture in America Exhibition
Lower Level         Sponsored by the New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability

Garden Foyer        “Hands-On Art” Workshop with VSA and Americorps Members
Lower Level




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Upper Level Outside   Voter Registration and Information Resource Booth
Exhibition Hall

7:30 AM -8:30 AM      Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM     Conference Opening Session
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level
                      Moderator: Anthony Cahill, Conference Co-Chair
                      Center for Development and Disability

                         John Block, III, Conference Co-Chair
                          New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability

                         Cate McClain
                          Director, Center for Development and Disability

                         The Honorable John M. Garcia
                          Secretary, New Mexico Department of Veteran's Services

9:00 AM-10:00 AM      Opening Keynote Address
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level           Moderator: The Honorable John M. Garcia
                      Secretary, New Mexico Department of Veteran's Services
                      Colonel Geoff Ling
                      Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

                      Restoring the Injured Warfighter

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM   Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions On Lower Level

10:15 AM –11:15 AM    Concurrent Sessions (I)

Navajo/Nambe          It’s a Job Getting a Job
                      Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                      ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                      Andrea Cetera-Jines
                      Resource Specialist, New Mexico Employment Institute

Taos                  The Power of Self-Determination: Living Your Dreams
                      Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                      ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                      Marilyn D’Ottavio
                      Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services Coordinator
                      Gary Sandberg
                      Self Advocate, Center for Self Advocacy
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Laguna         A Conversation with David Holmes: A Follow-Up to the Pre-
               Conference Workshop
               David Holmes
               Lifespan Services, LLC

Jemez/Isleta   Direct Care Workers Speak Out
               Moderator: Adrienne Smith
               President of Education Workforce Consultants, LLC
               John Benton
               Direct Care Giver, Connections, LLC
               Rosalie Obregon
               Esperanza Home Care/ Hospice
               Dan Tilley
               Program Manager, Connections LLC
               Michael Wolff
               Advocate and Advisory Member, Direct Caregivers Support Group

Picuris        Using the Web to Find Health & Disability Information Sources
               Barbara Nail- Chiwetalu
               Distance Service Coordinator, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center,
               University of New Mexico
               Cyndie James
               Library and Information for the Community (LINC), Center for Development and
               Disability, University of New Mexico

Acoma/Zuni     Universal Design and Fair Housing Rights for People with Disabilities

                  Universal Housing Design: The Future is Now!
                   Rebecca Ingram
                   Registered Architect and Certified Access Specialist
                   Gil Yildiz
                   Executive Director, Independent Living Resource Center

                  Fair Housing Rights of Disabled Persons
                   Rich Weiner
                   Fair Housing Coordinator, Albuquerque Human Rights Office

Cochiti        Santa Fe Equestars: Horses for Heroes Program
               Amy Gloman
               Executive Director, Santa Fe Equestars



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Enchantment I&II      Business Meeting: Brain Injury Association of New Mexico Annual
                      Members Meeting

11:15 AM–11:30 AM     Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions (II) on Lower Level

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions (II)

Taos                  The Secret of Creating Successful Opportunities
                      Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                      ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                      Connie DeHerrera
                      Director, Center for Self- Advocacy
                      Robert Burnett
                      Transition Outcomes Program
                      Adam Shand
                      Self-Advocate, Center for Self-Advocacy
                      Gary Sandberg
                      Self-Advocate, Center for Self-Advocacy
                      Philip With
                      Project Assistant, Center for Self-Advocacy

Navajo/Nambe          Running Your Own ISP
                      Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                      ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                      Laura Matthews
                      Self-Advocate Trainer, Center for Self-Advocacy

Laguna                Personal Values, Professional Ethics, and Policy Management: In-
                      creasing Choice and Control Regarding Sexual Decision Making For
                      Adults With Developmental Disabilities In Supported Living Arrange-
                      ments
                      Lori Ann Dotson
                      Director, Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis - North

Cochiti               Is College Right for You? How Technology Can Make it Possible
                      Joan Green
                      Director, Accessibility Services, University of New Mexico
                      Amanda Retsek
                      Associate Director, Accessibility Services, University of New Mexico
                      George Williams
                      Program Specialist, Accessibility Services, University of New Mexico



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Jemez/Isleta        How Do We Truly See Ourselves: Discussion on How we Empower
                    Ourselves and Those with Special Challenges to be Open to all
                    Possibilities That are in our Ability
                    John Chimarusti
                    Outpatient Social Worker, Carrie Tingley Hospital

Picuris             Looping Your World - What’s the Point?
                    Sally Schwartz
                    ATS Resources

Santo Domingo       Bringing People who Live with Brain Injury into the Behavioral
                    Healthcare World
                    Co-Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                    Glenn Ford
                    Advocate for People and Families Living with Brain Injury

Enchantment I&II    Business Meeting: New Mexico Evaluators Association

12:30 PM– 2:00 PM   Lunch and Presentation of Awards
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level
                    Outstanding Student With a Disability Award
                    Roberto Chavez
                    Honoree

                    Lisa McNiven
                    Presenter

                    Justin Dart Disability Advocacy Award
                    Polly Arango
                    Honoree

                    Marilyn Martinez
                    Presenter

2:00 PM- 2:15 PM    Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions (III) on Lower Level




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2:15 PM – 3:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions (III)

Acoma/Zuni          New Mexico’s Self-Directed Waiver Program, Mi Via
                    Bruce Blair
                    Mi Via Program Administrator, New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services De-
                    partment
                    Jim Parker
                    Disability Liaison, New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services Department
                    Pat Syme
                    Mi Via Program Manager, New Mexico Department of Health

Taos                Mining the Gold: Writing Your Own Commercial
                    Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                    ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                    Jana Murphy
                    Job Developer, Albuquerque Public Schools
                    Donna Crockett
                    Resource Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
                    Francine Garcia
                    Receptionist, Parents Reaching Out
                    Nick Saavedra
                    Office Assistant, Albuquerque Public Schools Deputy Superintendent of District
                    Resources

Picuris             REALifelines Program (Recovery & Employment Assistance Lifelines)
                    And HireVetsFirst Initiatives

                    Moderator: Annette Sobel
                    Major General, Air National Guard (Retired)

                    Chris Zafra
                    Regional REALifelines Coordinator, United States Department of Labor

Jemez/Isleta        After Injury- Making Your Experience a Way of Teaching Others about
                    Brain Injury
                    Co-Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                    Clara Holguin
                    Executive Director, New Mexico Brain Injury Association
                    Beverly Francisco-James
                    New Mexico Brain Injury Association
                    Ralph Frakes
                    Mentor for People-Experiencing-Brain-Injury, New Mexico Brain Injury Associa-
                    tion

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Navajo/Nambe        Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities
                       Improving Postsecondary Outcomes for Native American Stu-
                        dents with High Incidence Disabilities
                        Karen Applequist
                        Associate Professor of Special Education, Northern Arizona University

                       Is There Life After High School? What Students, Families and
                        Counselors Need to Know About Educational Opportunities for
                        Students with Disabilities After K-12
                        Penny Acrey
                        Associate Director, Disabilities Services, University of Texas at Arlington

Laguna              Relationship and Sexuality Course
                    Mark Gordon
                    Consultant, Developmental Disabilities Supports Division and The Developmen-
                    tal Disabilities Planning Council
                    Jill Ryan
                    Clinical Director, Office of Behavioral Services

Acoma/Zuni          Moving Forward…Meeting and Beating Life’s Barriers
                    Co-Sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Schools Transition Services, the Cen-
                    ter for Self Advocacy and the New Mexico Employment Institute
                    Andrea Cetera-Jines
                    Resource Specialist, New Mexico Employment Institute

Enchantment I&II    Business Meeting: New Mexico Direct Caregivers Support Coalition
                    Leadership Council

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM   Refreshment Break
Garden Foyer,
Lower Level

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM   Concurrent Sessions (IV)

Jemez/Isleta        Problems of Returning Veterans With Disabilities In School
                    Robert Lucero
                    Student Veterans of America
                    Other Presenters TBA




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Navajo/Nambe   Under Stress: How to Protect Yourself While Interacting With Police
               or People of Authority
               Jodie Jepson
               Crisis Outreach and Support Team, Albuquerque Police Department
               Liz Thomson
               Detective, Albuquerque Police Department
               Mark Pedrotty
               Rehabilitation Psychologist, Carrie Tingley Hospital

Acoma/Zuni     Self Advocacy in Action
                  Life Without Arms: Perseverance, Personal Responsibility and
                   Thinking Outside the Box
                   Sabine Becker
                   Self Advocate

                  How to be a Self/Disability Advocate and Get Results
                   Marilyn Martinez
                   Self Advocate, Advo Grrl Meets World

                  Living A Self-Determined Life
                   Ellen Perry
                   Self-Advocate, Carrboro, North Carolina

Picuris        Helping your Disability Organization Navigate Change
               Barbara Portzline
               Chief Executive Officer, Cutting Edge Consulting Services/ PRISM Evaluation
               Associates
               Chelle Stringer
               Vice President of Integrated Solutions, Cutting Edge Consulting Services/
               PRISM Evaluation Associates

Cochiti        Family Support 360 Systems Navigation: Practical Solutions to the
               Real Challenges for Families who have a Child with a Disability
               Elizabeth Janks
               Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University
               Angela Martin
               Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University




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Laguna              When There is No Cavalry: Megacommunities -- an Action Plan for
                    At-Risk Populations
                    Anne Rader
                    Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton
                    Joan Bishop
                    Program Manager, Military Health Programs, Booz Allen Hamilton
                    Douglas Himberger
                    Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Taos                It’s My Body: It’s My Health
                    Moderator: Leslie Hoelzel
                    Grants & Projects Coordinator, ARCA
                    Sheryl Libby
                    ARCA
                    Rolley Longley
                    ARCA
                    Jeanne Desjardins
                    Project Coordinator, ARCA
                    LeeAnn Jamjor
                    ARCA
                    Lauren DeCarlo
                    ARCA

5:15 PM- 5:30 PM    Stroll and Roll to Doubletree Hotel for Opening Reception

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM    Gala Opening Reception
Lobby-Level
Ballrooms,
Doubletree Hotel



 Thursday          October 2nd


7:30 AM – 4:00 PM   Registration
Upper Level Lobby


7:30 AM - 5:00 PM   Exhibit Hall Open
Ballroom C,
Upper Level



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9:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Conference Special Events

East Garden Foyer     Disability Information and Assistive Technology Resource Room
Showroom,             Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Library and Information
Lower Level           Resources at the Center for Development and Disability, ATS Resources and Relay
                      New Mexico

Apache Room           Disability Culture in America Exhibition
Lower Level           Sponsored by the New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability

Garden Foyer          “Hands-On Art” Workshop with VSA and Americorps Members
Lower Level

Upper Level Outside   Voter Registration and Information Resource Booth
Exhibition Hall

7:30 AM -9:15 AM      Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM     Poster Session/ Exhibitor’s Showcase / Door Prizes
Exhibit Hall,
Upper Level

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    Keynote Address
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level           Moderator: Anthony Cahill
                      Center for Development and Disability
                      Michael Collins
                      Executive Director, National Council on Disability

                      “Breaking Down Barriers: From Research to Reality”

10:15 AM- 10:30 AM    Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions on Lower Level

10:30 AM -11:45 AM    Concurrent Sessions (V)




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Acoma/Zuni   Special Symposium:
             Mending, Not Healing: Spirituality in the Lives of Wounded Warriors

             Session One: Spirituality and Religiosity in the Lives of Wounded
             Warriors
             Moderator: Min Kantrowitz
             Director, Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program and Chevre Kaddisha, Jewish
             Family Service of New Mexico
             Ronald Cok
             Chief Chaplain, New Mexico Veterans Administration Health Care Center

             Jeffery Sollins
             Catholic Healthcare Initiatives National Steering Committee for Complementary
             and Alternative Medicine
             Darrick Gutting
             Walter Reed Medical Center

Taos         Research Work with Parents Who Are Cognitively Challenged: A Re-
             search Agenda for the Coalition
             Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
             Cognitive Challenges
             Sandra Azar
             Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
             Maurice Feldman
             Director, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University
             David McConnell
             Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
             Robert Jacobs
             The Law Center, University of Southern California

Cochiti      Gulf War Syndrome: Aftermath of a Toxic Battlefield
             Part I – Documentary Viewing
             Alison Johnson
             Film Director and Board Chair, Chemical Sensitivity Foundation

Picuris      Using the Web to Find Health and Disability Information Sources
             Barbara Nail- Chiwetalu
             Distance Service Coordinator, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center,
             University of New Mexico
             Cyndie James
             Library and Information for the Community (LINC), Center for Development and
             Disability, University of New Mexico


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Jemez/Isleta       Returning Home: Reintegrating the Child with Traumatic Brain Injury
                   Back Into the Community
                   Mark Pedrotty
                   Rehabilitation Psychologist, Carrie Tingley Hospital

Navajo/Nambe       It's All in the Family
                   Elisa Sanchez-Wilkinson
                   Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
                   Charles Wilkinson
                   Family Member
                   Joseph Wilkinson
                   Family Member
                   Miquela Wilkinson
                   Family Member

Laguna             Video Interpreting – Opening Opportunities for the Deaf Community
                   Christian DeNight
                   Outreach Coordinator, Relay New Mexico
                   Sally Schwartz
                   ATS Resources

Enchantment I&II   Business Meeting: New Mexico Governors Commission on Disability
                   Quality of Life Grantee Meeting

11:45 AM – Noon    Refreshment Break
Garden Foyer,
Lower Level

Noon – 1:00 PM     Concurrent Sessions (VI)

Acoma/Zuni         Special Symposium:
                   Mending, Not Healing: Spirituality in the Lives of Wounded Warriors

                   Session Two: Perspectives on Spirituality

                   Rex Swanda
                   Clinical Director, Neuropsychology, New Mexico Veterans Administration Health
                   Care System

                   Other Presenters TBA




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Taos           Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Historical Perspectives

               Presentation of the Alexander Tymchuk Research and Student
               Awards
               Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
               Cognitive Challenges
               Ruth Luckasson
               Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor, College of Education, University
               of New Mexico
               Alexander Tymchuk
               Professor Emeritus, University of California at Los Angeles

               The Tymchuk Research Award
               Megan Kirchbaum
               Honoree

               The Tymchuk Student Award
               Judy Santamaria
               Honoree

Cochiti        Gulf War Syndrome: Aftermath of a Toxic Battlefield
               Part II - A Discussion with Director Alison Johnson
               Alison Johnson
               Film Director and Board Chair, Chemical Sensitivity Foundation

Navajo/Nambe   Utilizing the Logic Evaluation Model for Program Planning and Evalu-
               ation
               Moderator: Esther Sumartojo
               Associate Director for Science and Public Health, National Center on Birth De-
               fects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Preven-
               tion
               Paul Leung
               Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions College of Public Af-
               fairs and Community Service, University of North Texas
               Marilyn Johnson
               Laguna Connections, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Mexico
               Patricia Ziegler
               San Juan Center for Independence

Jemez/Isleta   The Right to be Healthy – Evidence to Support Individual and Sys-
               tems Advocacy in HCBS
               Amanda Reichard
               Research Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living, Uni-
               versity of Kansas
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Laguna              Roles and Responsibilities in Disaster Planning for People With Dis-
                    abilities
                    David Schaad
                    Coordinator for Community Inclusion, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
                    Marc Rudkin
                    Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Jemez/Isleta        From Combat to Campus: Serving Returning Veterans on Our College
                    Campuses
                    Al Souma
                    Rehabilitation Counselor, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washing-
                    ton

Enchantment I&II    Business Meeting: Disability History 1841-1990 - The 150 Year
                    Struggle to the ADA

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM   Lunch and Keynote Address
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level         Keynote Address
                    Moderator: Mary Helen Witten
                    Disability and Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
                    Michael Glen
                    Rolling Pilot

                    Fear is Just a Feeling, Fear Can Never Kill You

2:45 PM- 3:00 PM    Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions on Lower Level

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM   Concurrent Sessions (VII)

Acoma/Zuni          Special Symposium on Mending, Not Healing: Spirituality in the Lives
                    of Wounded Warriors
                    Session Three: The Clinicians Perspective: The Veteran Administra-
                    tion's Polytrauma Team
                    Glen Graham
                    Chief, Stroke and Rehabilitation Services, New Mexico Veteran's Administration
                    Health Care System
                    Sharon Graf
                    Speech Pathologist and Lead, Polytrauma Support Clinic, New Mexico Veteran's
                    Administration Health Care System




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Jemez/Isleta   New Mexico Coordinated Long-Term Services Program, CLTS Part I
               Crystal Mata
               Bureau Chief, New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services Department
Cochiti        Strategies for Retention of Direct Support Professionals –

                  Higher Ground: Valuing the Work of Direct Support Professionals
                   Angela King
                   National Program Director, Volunteers of America

                  Health Reimbursement Arrangements as a Retention Strategy for
                   Direct Support Professionals in New Mexico
                   Barbara Ibanez
                   Project Director, New Mexico Direct Support Professionals Retention
                   Project, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico

Navajo/Nambe   Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation in Returning
               Warriors: The Walter Reed Experience
               Co-Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
               Louise French
               Walter Reed Army Medical Center Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilita-
               tion
               Paul Pasquina
               Walter Reed Army Medical Center Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilita-
               tion

Taos           Building Systems Capacity In Support of Parents With Disabilities
               Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
               Cognitive Challenges

                      Building Systems Capacity to Support Parents with Intellectual
                       Disabilities
                       David McConnell
                       Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta

                      Building Statewide Capacity for Parents with Disabilities to
                       Succeed
                       Susan Yuan
                       Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
                       Bernadette Irwin
                       Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Laguna         Community Based, Cognitively Wired Mathematics Instruction for all
               Learners
               Anthony Rodriguez
               Special Education Coordinator, T’siya Elementary and Middle School, Zia Res-
               ervation
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Enchantment I&II   Business Meeting: Center for Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee
                   Meeting

4:15 PM- 4:30 PM   Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions (VIII)

Acoma/Zuni         Special Symposium on Mending, Not Healing: Spirituality in the Lives
                   of Wounded Warriors

                   Session 4: Where Do We Go From Here? A Conversation on Unmet
                   Needs and Next Steps
                   Ron Cok
                   Chief Chaplain, New Mexico Veteran's Administration Health Care System

                   Mort Lieberman
                   Sandia National Laboratories (Retired)
                   Laurence Bussetti
                   Acting Associate Director, Patient Care Services, New Mexico Veteran's Admin-
                   istration Health Care System
                   Melissa Middleton
                   Program Manager, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom,
                   New Mexico Veteran's Administration Health Care System

Jemez/Isleta       New Mexico Coordinated Long-Term Services Program, CLTS Part II
                   Crystal Mata
                   Bureau Chief, New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services Department

Taos               “Profoundly Normal”: A Facilitated Discussion Featuring the Film and
                   Ricardo and Donna Thornton
                   Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                   Cognitive Challenges
                   Moderator: Leslie Kinney
                   Associate Director, The United Arc of Franklin and Hampshire Counties
                   Donna and Ricardo Thornton




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Picuris         "A New Normal:" - Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental
                Deployment and Disability
                Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                Cognitive Challenges
                Stephanie Blenner
                Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Division, Center for Development and Disabili-
                ty, University of New Mexico
                Marcia Moriarta
                Director, Early Childhood Evaluation Program, Center for Development and Dis-
                ability, University of New Mexico
                Tanya Warren
                Child Development Specialist, Center for Development and Disability, University
                of New Mexico

Cochiti         Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable: What Every Parent Should
                Know About Conflict Resolution in Special Education
                Rebecca Davis
                Eastern New Mexico University
                Robin Wells
                Eastern New Mexico University
                Kathie Good
                Eastern New Mexico University
                Kelli Ann Moore
                Lovington Municipal Schools

Navajo/Nambe    Social Role Return Following Brain Injury: Sustaining Realistic Out-
                comes
                Co-Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                Rolf Gainer
                Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital

Santo Domingo   The University Example of Disabled Students: The Turkish Case

                Mujde Koca-Atabey
                The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey




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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM     Disability Forum With Candidates For the United States Senate
Ballrooms A&B,        Tom Udall and Steve Pearce
Upper Level

                      Sponsored By:

                      ARC of New Mexico
                      Brain Injury Advisory Council
                      Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico)
                      Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
                      Governor’s Commission on Disability
                      Independent Living Resource Center
                      New Mexico Autism Society
                      Parents Reaching Out
                      Parents for Behaviorally Different Children
                      New Mexico Protection and Advocacy

5:45 PM- 7:45 PM      Business Meeting: North American Coalition for Parents with
Enchantment I&II      Intellectual and Cognitive Challenges



    Friday,October 3rd


7:30 – Noon           Registration Open
Upper Level Lobby


7:30 AM - Noon        Exhibit Hall Open
Ballroom C,
Upper Level

9:00 AM - Noon        Special Conference Events
East Garden Foyer     Disability Information and Assistive Technology Resource Room
Showroom,             Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Library and Information
Lower Level           Resources at the Center for Development and Disability, ATS Resources and Relay
                      New Mexico

Apache Room           Disability Culture in America Exhibition
Lower Level           Sponsored by the New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability

Garden Foyer          “Hands-On Art” Workshop with VSA and Americorps Members
Lower Level

Upper Level Outside   Voter Registration and Information Resource Booth
Exhibition Hall




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7:30 AM -8:30 AM     Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level

8:30 AM- 9:30 AM     Closing Keynote Address and Award Presentation
Ballrooms A/B,
Upper Level
                     Presentation of the National Distinguished Disability Research Award
                     Maurice Feldman
                     Honoree
                     Mette Pedersen
                     Presenter

                     Closing Keynote Address
                     Maurice Feldman
                     Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Ap-
                     plied Disability Studies, Brock University

                     Recognizing and Building Competence and Support in Parents with
                     Learning Differences

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM    Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions on Lower Level

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions (IX)

Picuris              Environmental Sensitivities as Disabilities: Barriers and Accommoda-
                     tions
                     Moderator: Ileana Johnson
                     Protection and Advocacy
                     Alison Johnson
                     Board Chair, Chemical Sensitivity Foundation
                     Sahisna Suwal
                     James Madison University
                     Susan Molloy
                     MMber, U.S. Access Board Task Force on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
                     and Housing Subcommittee, National Council on Independent Living

Cochiti              Standing on Common Ground: Issues Affecting Both People with Dis-
                     abilities and Direct Support Professionals
                     Jeanne Desjardins
                     Health and Wellness Project Coordinator, ARCA Wellness Institute
                     Marilyn Martinez
                     Self Advocate, Advo Grrl Meets World

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                      Angela King
                      National Program Director, Volunteers of America
                      Barbara Ibanez
                      Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico

Laguna                Rolling: A Documentary Film and Discussion
                      Leslie Donovan
                      Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Honors Program

Taos                  Current Issues on Parents with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
                      Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                      Cognitive Challenges
                      The Honorable Olegario D. Cantos VII, Esq.
                      United States Department of Justice

Acoma/Zuni            Programs and Opportunities for Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veter-
                      ans and College Students with Disabilities
                      Eddie Paulsgrove
                      Disability Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                      Keith Rollins
                      U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
                      Bevin Corbin
                      Platoon Sergeant, Nevada Army National Guard

Jemez/Isleta          Helping TBI Survivors Self- Evaluate, and Self Monitor Their Own
                      Rehabilitation
                      Co-Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                      Michael Shaughnessy
                      Eastern New Mexico University
                      Dan Greathouse
                      Portales Public Schools and George Washington University
                      Larry Gnadt
                      USAF (Retired) and Brain Injury Association of New Mexico

Enchantment I&II      Business Meeting: The Autism Programs at the Center for
                      Development and Disability

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM   Refreshment Break
Garden Foyer,
Lower Level




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11:15 AM – 12:15 PM   Concurrent Sessions (X)

Taos                  Caring for Children in a Pediatric Medical Practice When Parents
                      Have Intellectual Challenges
                      Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                      Cognitive Challenges
                      Andrew Hsi
                      Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico

Jemez/Isleta          Independence Across Borders
                      Cerise Roth-Vinson
                      Project Manager, National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Mobility In-
                      ternational USA

Laguna                Top Casualty of War is Hearing Loss
                      Sally Schwartz
                      ATS Resources
                      Emilee Owen
                      Outreach Coordinator, Relay New Mexico

Acoma/Zuni            Brain Injury and Health Care: Making the Most of Your Relationship
                      with Health Professionals
                         Unraveling the Mystery of Medical Professional’s Roles: Looking
                          at Traditional and Non-Traditional Therapies and How They Can
                          Help Someone With a Brain Injury
                          Moderator: David Murchio
                          Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                          Gail Hanscom
                          Brain Injury Association of New Mexico
                          Denise Taylor
                          Brain Injury Association of New Mexico

                         How to Facilitate a Healthy Relationship With Your Medical Pro-
                          fessional
                          Alya Reeve
                          Psychiatrist and Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of New Mexico
                          Michele Smiley
                          Self Advocate




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Navajo/Nambe         Massachusetts Model - Applying Research to Practice in Supporting At-
                     Risk Families When Parents Have Cognitive Disabilities
                     Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                     Cognitive Challenges
                     Leslie Kinney
                     Associate Director, The United Arc of Franklin and Hampshire Counties
                     Judith Santa Maria
                     Assistant Director, Family Resource Center, The Arc of East Middlesex

Santo Domingo        How to Create Your Own Business
                     Nannie Sanchez
                     Self Advocate
                     Nicholas Sciumbato
                     Self Advocate
                     Mary Sciumbato
                     Disability Advocate
                     RoseMarie Sanchez
                     Disability Advocate

Cochiti              Realizing the College Dream for Students with Asperger's Syndrome
                     or High Functioning Autism
                     Nicole Hudson
                     University of New Mexico Accessibility Resource Center


12:15 PM – 2:00 PM   Lunch and Presentation of Awards
Exhibit Hall and
Ballrooms A/B,       Presentation of a Special Award From the Southwest Conference on
Upper Level          Disability and the North American Coalition on Parents with
                     Intellectual and Cognitive Challenges

                     Distinguished Public Service Award For Contributions to Improving
                     the Quality of Life of People With Disabilities
                     The Honorable Olegario D. Cantos VII, Esq.
                     Honoree
                     Alison Johnson
                     Deputy Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabili-
                     ties, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
                     Presenter

                     The Community Involvement Award
                     Parents Reaching Out
                     Honoree

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                    The Honorable Veronica C. Garcia
                    Secretary, New Mexico Public Education Department
                    Presenter

                    The Charlotte Toulouse Award
                    Barbara Ibanez
                    Honoree
                    Luciana Zilberman
                    Presenter

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM   Stroll and Roll to Concurrent Sessions on Lower Level

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions (XI)

Taos                Support Through the Early Intervention System: the New Mexico
                    FOCUS Program
                    Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                    Cognitive Challenges
                    Ybeth Iglesias
                    Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico

Acoma/Zuni          Guidance for Self-Advocates: Parents with Cognitive Disabilities
                    Speak Out
                    Co-Sponsored by the North American Coalition on Parents with Intellectual and
                    Cognitive Challenges

                    Mette Pedersen
                    Director, Early Childhood and Specialized Personnel Development Division and
                    Deputy Director, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico

                    Darla Irvin
                    Self-Advocate, West Virginia

Picuris             What your Mother Never Told You About School, Stereotypes, and
                    Starting a Revolution: a Personal Account About Teaching Inclusion
                    With Students who Have Mental Illnesses
                    Amanda Short
                    Behavior Intervention Program, Montezuma Elementary, Albuquerque, New
                    Mexico
                    Melanie Jacobson
                    Teacher, Montezuma Elementary School, Albuquerque Public Schools
                    Nikki Carter
                    Teacher, Montezuma Elementary School,
                    Albuquerque Public Schools



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                    Laura Cobb
                    Social Worker, Behavior Intervention Program, Montezuma Elementary School,
                    Albuquerque Public Schools

Taos                Following the Road to Self-Sufficiency Focusing on Abilities
                    Orlando Vasquez
                    Working Disabled Individuals (WDI) Management Analyst
                    Marjorie Hinton
                    New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
                    Karen Wiley
                    New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
                    Eliza Castellano
                    New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
                    Larry Campos
                    New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Veterans Services
                    Dee Martinez
                    New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD)

Enchantment I&II    Business Meeting: People First of New Mexico

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM   Business Meeting: Steering Committee for North American Coalition
Enchantment I&II    for Parents with Intellectual and Cognitive Challenges




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