Day of LearningSeries

Next Day of Learning Series:

Date:

Saturday, January 28, 2023

* Informative and Interactive Sessions

* Continental Breakfast, Deluxe Hot Lunch  Buffet, All day beverages

* Continuing Education Hours Certificates issued

* Sponsor/Exhibitor Resource Fair

* Complimentary Parking

* Affordable pricing for everyone thanks to our generous sponsors!

Location: 

Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

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Information sharing, networking and support for families, educators, self advocates or anyone serving individuals with ASD and Neurodiversities.

2ND DAY OF LEARNINGJanuary 28, 2023 AUTISM SERVICES & BEYOND: WHAT ARE WE MISSING? 

Information sharing, networking and support for families, educators, self advocates or anyone serving individuals with ASD and Neurodiversities.  Featuring tracks on:

Family Support, Self Advocate Support, Education Suppport.

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45 AM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM

BUILDING SUPPORTS IN EARLY EDUCATION, Panel Discussion.

Maggie Lawrence, M.Ed, Nick McGee, M.Ed., Tempe School District.

Moderator: Jo Ellen McNamara, Board Member, Arizona Autism Coalition


Join two special education teachers for a comprehensive overview on strategies to build individualized support in school settings. Participants will be guided through placement options, difference between accommodations and modifications, sensory diets and other supports needed for successful learning outcomes.



GUARDIANSHIP: WHEN, WHY & HOW

Emily Kile, Kile Law Firm

The presentation will help participants learn about Guardianship. We will discuss when to file for guardianship, why it is important, the court process and things the guardian must do after being appointed. The goal is for participants to learn about the guardianship process and some other things to think about when a child turns 18.



TAPPING INTO REMOTE SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORTS TO MAXIMIZE SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN THE ASD

COMMUNITY

Byran Dai, Daivergent


This session provides valuable information for adult self-advocates and support teams to access remote learning opportunities leading to self-sufficiency. Tools and strategies will be shared to promote positive social interactions, adult learning & education opportunities and employment skills.

10:15 AM

COMMUNICATION & VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM      Shannon Mitchell, M.Ed., Teri Hern, SLP, Autism Academy for Education And Development.


Join these special education professionals to learn strategies to facilitate communication with visual supports in both education and generalized settings. Tools will be shared for implementation by support teams to support acquisition of skills for learners.



FUNDING A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

Karen Starbowski, MassMutual Arizona


Special Needs Trusts allow caregivers a way to provide for their dependent with special need’s care and quality of life, without disqualifying them for federal assistance. The money in the trust can help to supplement standard services and benefits provided by government agencies. We’ll discuss different types of special needs trusts and various options to fund a special needs trust.



USING ADVENTURE EDUCATION TO SUPPORT LONG TERM OUTCOMES

Stephanie Miller, BCBA, LBA, Raise the Roof For Autism


Adventure education is the application of learning through adventure-based experiences. When applied to the field of autism, adventure education has shown improvements in social communication, cooperation, problem solving and self advocacy. This presentation will show how through planned challenges and physical activity, adventure-based learning creates higher-order thinking and executive functioning skills while improving long-term outcomes for neurodiverse individuals. How to incorporate elements of physical training, adventure based learning, and the use of electronics to increase individual goals and objectives will be discussed.

11:30 AM

LUNCH-HOT BUFFET

12:45 PM

CUSTOMIZING DYNAMIC EDUCATIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

Corinna Ndolo, BCBA, St. Dominic Savio Academy


The unique strengths and challenges present in learners with autism can lead to difficulty for parents in selecting an educational setting. A “one size fits all” approach simply isn’t enough for students on the autism spectrum. Fortunately, school choice in Arizona has advanced the opportunity to envision a unique and customized solution. With an abundance of school options, as well as therapeutic services, combined with a little knowledge and creativity, parents can be empowered to create a custom educational solution for their child’s unique needs.



SOCIAL SECURITY: DISABLED ADULT CHILD PROGRAM BENEFITS & PITFALLS

Cynthia Macluskie, Cynthia Macluskie Insurance Solutions


I will explain the process of applying for Supplemental Security Income for those who are turning 18 and have disabilities including tips and tricks to make the process easier. I will also discuss the Disabled Adult Child Program including benefits and issues that might arise. Finally, I will discuss the different medical benefits with AHCCCS, ALTCS and Medicare.



A FAMILY AFFAIR-Supportive Social Enterprises Panel

Atypical Blooms, Autism Life & Living, Care 4 The Caregivers, SEEDs.


Join family business owners to learn about planning, training, support and resources for individuals with autism & I/DD seeking meaningful engagement across the lifespan. This session will provide an overview of the services provided by each organization and allow for audience Q & A to better understand the current and future landscape of support for individuals with ASD and Neurodiversities.


2:00 PM

MAKING CONNECTIONS BY CHANGING YOUR VIEW

Staci Neustadt, SLP, Sue Golubock, OT, Making Sense of Autism


We are learning new perspectives from Autistic adults and recent research. Susan Golubock, an Autistic adult and retired Occupational Therapist, has taken that research and what Autistics are expressing they want to learn to create a new framework, Neuro-Strengths Based Support for Autism. This framework is a guide to better understanding the Autistic brain and how to support Autistics in a way they want to be supported. The beautiful result when this framework is used is connection. When we feel seen, heard, and understood we connect with those listening to us.



MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES & SUPPORTS

COPA Health


As a free service, Copa Health provides information and resources to anyone in, or connected to, the mental health community. Learn how COPA Health can help navigate through the often confusing world of the Arizona mental health system, locating the professionals and organizations best able to assist you.


PRICING

$60

$30

Non-Members

Arizona AutismCoalition Members

3RD DAY OF LEARNINGJuly 22, 2023 AUTISM HOT TOPICS: WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Targeted topics: Advocacy, System Changes, Service Delivery, Health and Safety issues, Housing, Transition services, Post Secondary services & the future of Adult Services. Invitations to Presenters to repeat previous popular, hot topic sessions!

PAST EVENTS

1ST DAY OF LEARNINGNovember 5, 2022 AUTISM IN ARIZONA: IT'S ALL CHANGING!

A comprehensive Day Of Learning for stakeholders, service providers, educators, self advocates, families and others committed to serving individuals with ASD, I/DD and other Neurodiversities.


Join us for this intensive education and networking event featuring speakers that provide support for Arizona’s changes in provider services, transition to integrated employment and the latest in housing opportunities for individuals with ASD/ I/DD/Neurodiversities!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

SERIES SPONSORS

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

Series Sponsor$5,000

  • Series Sponsor recognition with company logo on all marketing materials (print/digital), Series Event website, Social Pages, signage at general session podium for all (3) DAY OF LEARNING events. (Nov 5, 2022, Jan 28, 2023 & July 22, 2023)
  • (3) Exclusive FB posts (1 post each event month-you may provide promo copy if desired)
  • (2) Complimentary Tickets for each Day of Learning (6 total tickets)
  • Company logo on event tote bag given to attendees at all three events
  • INCLUDES: Exhibitor Table on each event day with 6' table & 2 chairs, Lunch for 2 Exhibitor Staff

Title Sponsor - Day of Learning$2,000

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: Nov 5, 2022, JAN 28, 2023 OR JULY 22, 2023

  • Title Sponsor recognition with company logo on all event marketing materials (print/digital), logo on event website & social pages, (1) Exclusive FB post with sponsor recognition and company link (you may provide promo copy if desired)
  • Opportunity to add promo item to event tote bag if desired. (You provide the item, we'll include in the bags.)
  • INCLUDES: Exhibitor Table on event day with 6' table & 2 chairs, Lunch for 2 Exhibitor Staff

Scholarship Sponsor - Day of Learning $1,500

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: Nov 5, 2022, JAN 28, 2023 OR JULY 22, 2023

  • Recognition as gift donor of 10 scholarships awarded to applicants in need of assistance to attend
  • Includes company logo on event marketing materials (print/digital), logo on event website & social pages, (1) Exclusive FB post with recognition and company link (you may provide promo copy if desired).
  • INCLUDES: Exhibitor Table on event day with 6' table & 2 chair, Lunch for 2 Exhibitor Staff

VIP Sponsor - Day of Learning $1,000

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: Nov 5, 2022, JAN 28, 2023 OR JULY 22, 2023

  • Recognition with company listing on event marketing materials (print/digital), website & social pages.
  • INCLUDES: Exhibitor Table on event day with 6' table & 2 chairs, Lunch for 2 Exhibitor Staff

Exhibitors$500

YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT: Nov 5, 2022, JAN 28, 2023 OR JULY 22, 2023

  • INCLUDES: Exhibitor Table on event day with 6' table & 1 chair, Lunch for 1 Exhibitor Staff
  • (Additional staff may be added for $100 per person)

PRESENTERS

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at a Day Of Learning, please click the button below to complete the form.


Deadline for

JULY DAY OF LEARNING-Feb 15, 2023

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