Conference ProgramPosted: October 10, 2012
Overcoming the Odds: Promoting Resilience for Families with Special Needs
8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:20 Welcome – Bob Kreider, President and CEO, Devereux
9:30 Keynote Speaker – Judith Warner
A. Aging Issues for Individuals with I/DD – Pauline Adongo, R.N.
B. Promoting Family Resilience – Paul LeBuffe
C. Legal Issues in Planning for Individuals with Special Needs –
Ira Fingles, Esq. & Lori McLaughlin, Esq.
11:25 Town Hall – Open Forum – Facilitated by Amy Kelly & Paul LeBuffe
12:00 Luncheon (provided) and guest speakers – Youth Voices
1. Erin Clemens
1:10 The Family’s Search for Meaning: Life with a Special Needs Child – Kelly & LeBuffe
A. Family Advocacy Gets Results – Frank Cervone, Esq.
B. Faith – Lester Weaver
C. Psychotropic Medications in Children & Adolescents– Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D.
D. Meeting the Needs of Siblings of Special Needs– Karen Brenneman
3:10 Community of Hope Award Presentation to Dr. Dan Gottlieb
3:30 Building Your Bounce – Susan Damico