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               Great Plains Regional Conference April 2007 Agenda (Tentative)

WEDNESDAY           April 11, 2007
2:00 - 3:00         Check in
3:00 - 3:45         Welcome Activities
4:00 - 5:00         Break out sessions
                           New Providers – Julie Edwards, OTC and Jan Eudaley, SLCC
                                            What are the basics I have to know?
                           Technology – Tim Sears of Metropolitan Community College,
                                       KC, MO
                                       Tim Sears worked as a trainer and a
                                       computer engineer for Missouri
                                       Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
                                       for five years. Tim currently serves
                                       students with a variety of special
                                       needs as the MCC Adaptive
                                       Technology Specialist.
5:00 – 6:00         Bike Riding, Horseback Riding
6:00 - 7:00         Dinner
7:00 - ????         Networking, board games, “The Office”

THURSDAY            April 12, 2007
8:00 - 9:00         Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15        David Naster
Nobody! David is the only comedian with high quality content that truly
makes a difference in people's lives.
In college, David studied psychology. But, deciding he would rather make fun
of people than help them, he began a comedy career. Little did he know that
making people laugh would end helping them more than he possibly could have
Thirty years later, David Naster is a national authority on the enormous
benefits of laughter. He is a proven expert at using humor to produce a
positive perspective.
David has written three critically acclaimed books; "You Just Have To
Laugh", "You Just Have To Laugh Again", and "Shut Up, Quit Whining, Enjoy
Your Life". All three create laughter, while teaching readers how to get
through illness, injury, heartbreak, grief, danger and death.
David's DVD takes the best stories from his books and tells them as only he
can; heartwarmingly hysterical. This 80-minute presentation will have you
laughing and shedding tears as you learn David Naster's purpose - "To make
a difference in people lives by using humor in the toughest times."
David's live presentation proves that FEAR is the core of any tough time and
FEAR can be managed, even erased, with humor.
Teaching is his passion. For over 30 years, David has conducted seminars, taught in
classrooms and coached one-on-one on how to use humor and what makes laughing so
important. Naster has worked with thousands of educators, paramedics, firefighters and
police officers, even the FBI and CIA, teaching all how humor makes even life's toughest
jobs more manageable.
David Naster is one-of-a-kind. After experiencing his keynote presentation,
your life will improve. He guarantees it. Whether opening a meeting, closing
one, or being used in a break-out, David will share with your audience what
he knows best: No matter what life throws your way, "You Just Have To

10:30 - 11:30      National AHEAD – report on national trends including LD
                   Mike Shuttic – Coordinator of Student Disability Services/ADA
                   Compliance at Oklahoma State University
                   OK-AHEAD Board Member 2000-2007
                   OK-AHEAD President twice
                   National AHEAD Board Member since 2003
                    President of National AHEAD 2006-2008
11:30 - 12:00      Brainstorm questions for OCR presenter
12:00 - 1:00       Lunch
1:30 - 4:00        Terry Goldman - Attorney for Missouri School Boards
                   specializing in legal issues dealing with IDEA, SOP
                   documentation, definition of LD, etc.
4:15 – 5:00        State Meetings
5:00 – 6:00        More Bike Riding!
6:00 – 7:00        Dinner
7:00 - ?????       Networking, movie in house, games,
                Sign up to go to Lawrence for dinner, hanging out on Massachusetts St.

FRIDAY          April 13, 2007
8:00 - 9:00     Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30    Claire Fitzgerald – Office of Civil Rights, Kansas City, MO
                Claire D. Fitzgerald is a senior attorney in the regional office of the
                Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, in Kansas
                City, Missouri. She has been an attorney in OCR for over five years.
                Prior to relocating to Kansas City, she resided in Denver, Colorado,
                where she was a staff trainer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and
                also interned with the Office of the U.S. Attorney and, later, worked
                with small law firms specializing in employment discrimination. She
                received a B.S. degree in Management/Computer Information Systems
                with emphases in math and accounting from Park University in Missouri
                and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver.
                Recent cases impacting higher education
                What to expect when OCR comes to call
10:30 – 11:00   Wrap up

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