Agenda

The 2022 virtual convention will take place on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 2022. This schedule of events is still being refined and is subject to change prior to the event.

Registered Attendees can access session Zoom links from the Attendee Dashboard.

Sessions
Session # Time / Day Title / Topic (Click title for full description) Presenter
#100 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The Arc Oregon Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Join us to hear from Oregon’s Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield and Senator Kate Lieber in conversation with our executive director, Em Braman.
Em Braman
The Arc Oregon
#101 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Welcome & Community Session
Let’s kick off our 2022 Virtual Convention right! Join us for conversations with The Arc Oregon staff and a Keynote presentation from Alonzo Kelly.
Alonzo Kelly
Kelly Leadership Group
#102A 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
School District Services for 18-21 Year Old Students
Education
Josh Barbour
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD/Transition Technical Assistance Network
#103A 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Building A Foundation To Support A Good Life
Navigating Developmental Disability Services and Community Resources in Oregon
Nicholas Kaasa
The Arc Oregon
Emily Canela
The Arc Oregon
#103B 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Fostering IL Success with Self-Determination, CPS, Cognitive Skills Profile & Technology
Independent Living
Amy Jordan
SLLEA – Smart Living, Learning and Earning with Autism
Holly Ross
SLLEA – Smart Living, Learning and Earning with Autism
#104A 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Let’s Talk About Sex(uality), Baby… and Disability!
Disability, Sexuality, & Identity
Alva Gardner
The 4*3 Perspective
#104B 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Community Inclusion Through Sensory Zones
Making an impact on Accessibility, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by creating sensory-friendly environments,
Todd Woodward
The Arc Lane County
Nancy Berge
The Arc Lane County
#105 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Annual Business Meeting of The Arc Oregon
Nominations and elections of new board members
Em Braman
The Arc Oregon
#201 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Friday, May 6, 2022
Welcome & Community Session
We’ll start Day 2 together. Join us for another keynote presentation from Alonzo Kelly followed by community conversations to propel us into the year ahead.
Alonzo Kelly
Kelly Leadership Group
#202 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
Advocacy & Community Activism @ The Arc Oregon
Advocacy
Lilia Teninty
Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS)
#203A 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
Derek’s Good Life!
Planning a good life using a trajectory.
Derek Smith
Self-advocate
#203B 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
A Radically Different Approach to Social Skills Coaching With IRL Social Skills
UCLA’s PEERS program for socially struggling teens and adults: A highly effective, empirically valid curriculum and team approach
Mara McLoughlin, MS, CCC-SLP
IRL Social Skills
#204A 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
Supporting Atypical Auditory Processing
How to Ameliorate Difficulties with Auditory Processing and Decreased Sound Tolerance
Vanessa Rentschler, Au.D., CCC-A, C.A.S.

#205 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Friday, May 6, 2022
Convention Closing Session
Join us as we celebrate the closing of our 2022 Convention.
Em Braman
The Arc Oregon
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