2017 Together We Can

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:15 am – 4:30 pm  
Varied Industries Conference Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Conference flyer
Detailed agenda 
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Parents & families of individuals
with disabilities                                  FREE                  General Registration

Professionals                                        $30                  Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor: Nonprofit                            $60                  Childcare Registration  Only a few spots left!
Exhibitor: For profit                             $85

Social Work  Conference approved for 5.25 credit hours; $10 processing fee payable at registration.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor  Conference approved for 5.25 credit hours; $10 processing fee payable at registration.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist  Conference approved to offer 5.25 credit hours; $10 processing fee payable at registration.
Attorney  Credits yet to be determined.
Foster Parent Training Credit  Credits yet to be determined.

Andy Imparato & Michael Gamel-McCormick
From the National Association of University Centers on Disabilities

“Advocating in Times of Change: What You Need to Know”

With more than 40 years of state and federal disability law, policy and advocacy experience between them, Andy Imparato and Michael Gamel-McCormick have seen many shifts in policy and administration, and know the lay of the land. Through the years, they have worked on issues related to education, health care, employment, and rural support — just to name a few. As if that’s not enough, both men bring passion and dedication to their work that only comes from being touched by disability in their own personal lives. This year’s keynote is a rare opportunity to learn from Andy and Michael as they share what they know about the shifts taking place in Washington that will impact disability issues at all levels.  This presentation will focus on any changes coming down the  pike in Federal laws that have anything to do with disability issues including ESSA, IDEA, ADA and ACA. These guys know their stuff, so bring your questions!

The 21 breakout sessions offered at this year’s conference are listed below; view the detailed conference agenda.
Neuropsychological Evaluation: What It Is and How to Use It
ABCs & 123s of Feeding and Nutrition for Kids with Disabilities
The Untapped Power of Effort
Assistive Technology Tools for Writing Across Platforms
Next Steps in Your Journey after Early Access Services
Advocating in Times of Change: What You Need to Do
FAPE: More than Just an Acronym
Seizure Recognition & First Aid
Using a Shared Plan of Care to Help Control the Chaos
Learning the Basics of ABLE Accounts
Awesome Assistive Technology for College Success
From Birth to 21: The Parent Perspective
Got PE? Physical Education: A Direct Service with Lots of Benefits
What Happens Before Kindergarten Matters
Bridging the Individual Health Plan, Health Services, and 504 Process Together
Dancing to the Music of Our Lives: Managing Caregiver Stress
Planning for the Future: It’s Never Too Soon
Text Readers: Helping Students Access Grade Level Text
Youth Mental Health: What You Can Do To Help
Service & Therapy Animals: Partners in Travel
FAPE: More than Just an Acronym (repeated session)

Reimbursement Allowance packet

2017 TWC Sponsorship 

Information is posted here as soon as it becomes available!
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