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2020 Session List Table

Day Time Title / Topic
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Presenter
May 1, 2020 9:00 AM The Strongest Communities Share Roots; Truly Believing We Are All Connected
OPENING KEYNOTE
Alonzo Kelly
Principal
KELLY LEADERSHIP GROUP

May 1, 2020 10:15 AM Seeds of Change: Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Counted.
Community Conversations
Alan Lytle
Operations Support Director
The Arc of Oregon
Emily Braman
GAPS Program Director
The Arc Oregon

May 1, 2020 1:15 PM The Importance of Grassroots Advocacy
Self-Advocacy/Legislative Advocacy
Kaaren Londahl
Board Member, Advocate, Volunteer
The Arc Oregon, Independence NW, OCDD, PHAME
Ryley Newport
Communications Director
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

May 1, 2020 1:15 PM Be Heard: Find Your Voice through Music!
Music as a way to promote verbal and non verbal forms of self expression
Jodi Winnwalker
CEO of Earthtones NW, MT-BC, LCSW
Earthtones Northwest

May 1, 2020 1:15 PM Be Seen: Appreciating The Beauty & Barriers To Bias; Our Responsibility To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Alonzo Kelly
Principal
KELLY LEADERSHIP GROUP

May 1, 2020 1:15 PM Saving For Your Future Without Jeopardizing Your Benefits – Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
David Bell
Deputy Director
Oregon State Treasury – Oregon Savings Network

May 1, 2020 2:45 PM What’s Going On in DC? Update on Pressing National Policy Issues
Public Policy
Nicole Jorwic
Senior Director of Public Policy
The Arc of the United States

May 1, 2020 2:45 PM Getting the supports you need to live the life you want in licensed and certified homes
Advocating for personal rights in residential facilities
Toni Larson
Residential Facilities Ombudsman
Residential Facilities Ombudsman Program

May 1, 2020 2:45 PM Starting a Future Plan for your Loved One
Future Planning
Emily Braman
GAPS Program Director
The Arc Oregon
Cici Gaynor
OSNT Program DIrector
The Arc Oregon

May 1, 2020 2:45 PM Be Heard: Less Nouns More Verbs; Communication That Leads To Action
Effective Communication
Alonzo Kelly
Principal
KELLY LEADERSHIP GROUP

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM Social Security and SSI — Policy Improvements and Threats
Social Security and SSI
Bethany Lilly
Director of Income Policy
The Arc of the United States

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM Tools for Supported Decision Making
Decision Making Supports
Emily Braman
GAPS Program Director
The Arc Oregon

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM “Help! I Need Somebody, Not Just Anybody.”
Finding and keeping the right in-home support person.
Alice Massey
ERC Program Manager
The Arc Oregon
Rebecca Hill
Program Manager
Creating Opportunities

May 2, 2020 9:00 AM The CommCard Program: A Communication Accommodation
Alternative Communication Tools
Diane Scottaline
Executive Director
The Arc of Benton County

May 2, 2020 10:30 AM Crip the Vote
The voting rights of people with disabilities.
Emily Cooper
Legal Director
Disability Rights Oregon

May 2, 2020 10:30 AM Making the Most of a Special Needs Trust
Understanding SNTs and Accessing Funds for Allowable Disbursements
Cici Gaynor
OSNT Program Director
The Arc Oregon

May 2, 2020 10:30 AM Chapter Connections: Learning and Growing Together!
Round table discussions and networking
Paula Boga
Executive Director
The Arc of Oregon

May 2, 2020 10:30 AM Livin’ the “Good Life”
The LifeCourse™ Framework
Aniko Adany
Trainer, Charting the LifeCourse™ Ambassador
The Arc Oregon

May 2, 2020 12:00 PM Keynote: The Disability Vote 2020
The 2020 Election and people with disabilities
Bethany Lilly
Director of Income Policy
The Arc of the United States

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