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Carol Allison, Vision Specialist
Jennifer Johnson, Vision Specialist ,UAB
Discusses the definition, characteristics and intervention strategies and adaptive
equipment used for children who have visual impairments

Betty Bell, Director
The Bell Center, an early intervention center
Homewood, Alabama

Dr. Simpson Berry
Professor
Miles College
Birmingham, Alabama

Cathy Burke, SLP, CCC
UAB-Sparks Clinics
Discussed Augmentative Communication approaches

Dr. John Draper
Director
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Birmingham, Alabama

James B. Finn, Chief
Calera Police Department
President C.A.R.E. Alabama
Spoke on the Crisis Management process
Utilized used with the FD &PD of NYC

Ms. Debbie Fly
Third Grade Teacher
Edgewood Elementary School
National Science Teacher of the Year
Birmingham, Alabama

Grayson & Associates
A private group of therapists (Psychologists and Psychiatrists) that discussed
ADHD and related behavioral issues and diagnoses

Dr. Ethel Hall
Alabama State Board of Education
Montgomery, Alabama
Joe Harden, LLB
Parent Advocates Down Syndrome (P.A.D.S.)
Discussed Down syndrome from a father’s perspective and the activities that are
under the broad spectrum of P.A.D.S.

Lady Franklin-Kelly, Intervention Specialist
The Alabama Early Intervention System now at The Children’s Hospital of
Alabama
Discussed the process for referring young children who are suspected of having
developmental delays

Dr. Jennifer L. Kilgo
International President
Council for Exceptional Children-Division on Early Childhood (DEC)
UAB
Discussed the role of CEC as the professional organization for special educators
as well as issues in Early Childhood.

Dr. Jodi Newton
Superintendent
Homewood City Schools
Birmingham, Alabama

Hank Paine, Ph.D.
Christian Family Therapist
Discussed the role of parents (dads) who have children with special needs

Dr. Ann Phillips
Grayson and Associates
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Betsy Rogers
National Teacher of the Year 2003-2004
Jefferson County School System
Birmingham, Alabama

Staff at United Cerebral Palsy Center
(OTs, PTs, SLPs and teachers)
Hand-in-Hand
Birmingham, AL
Demonstrated various pieces of adaptive equipment as well as positioning,
handling and transfer techniques

Mr. James L. Sumner, Jr.
Director, Alabama Ethics Commission
Montgomery, Alabama
Mr. Chris Taylor
Counselor
Northwest Mental Health Center for Youth
Birmingham, Alabama



Dr. Michael Todd
Director
Alabama Education Association Univserv
Montgomery, Alabama

Dr. Belinda Treadwell
Principal
Mountain Brook Elementary School
Birmingham, Alabama

				
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