7th Annual All Born (in) Conference

Madeleine Will

She has led efforts to establish services nationally for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. She has promoted the concept of inclusive general education classrooms for students with disabilities and helped to create transition and supported employment programs.

In 2004, she was named the director of the policy center for National Down Syndrome Society. She was chairperson for the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, 2002-2006.

Her experience, skills, and knowledge are extensive and include working in developing countries and on major policy level initiatives of great importance to the cross-disability community. We are looking forward to her keynote and sessions and the insight into systems change from a national perspective.

She is a mother of three children her son Jonathon experiences a full life with Down syndrome.

Robi Kronberg

Dr. Robi Kronberg, educational consultant, has been in the field of education for 30 years. She has worked as a special education teacher in Denver Public Schools, senior consultant with the Colorado Department of Education, university professor, coordinator of several federally funded grants and author. Robi has provided consultation services to a variety of school districts throughout the U.S. and Scotland. Her areas of focus include supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, assisting teachers in designing and implementing differentiated instruction, and creating effective collaboration among adult teams.

Lessons from History: Successful Advocacy in Difficult Times, Together we have Power! – Madeleine Will, Director of the National Policy Center of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Wisdom of Students…What we have learned about Inclusive Schools – Robi Kronberg Ph.D, Educational Consultant

Universal Design for Learning: Modifications and Accommodations for all Students – Robi Kronberg Ph.D, Educational Consultant

All Children have the Right to Communicate: Assistive Technology and Creative Supports – Beth Bertoti, MS, Providence Swindells Center

Learning to Embrace Success and the Power of High Expectations – Michael Bailey, President of Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), President National Disability Rights Network, Professor, Author, Speaker, and Father

Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort: Skills, Community, and a Path to Belonging – Ruth Falco Ph.D., PSU; Alicia Delashmutt, NWDSA Cohort Coordinator

Fundamentals of the IEP: Law, Rights, and Keeping the Focus on the Individual – Christine Shank, Attorney from Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)

(Session in Spanish) Community, Inclusion, and Communication – Abby Braithwaite, NWDSA Communications and Outreach; Sheyla Hirshon, MESD and Mother; Tiffany Scott, Teacher & Janelle Bickford SLP

Successful Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities – Ann Donica-Sullivan, MEd Concordia University; Stephanie McBride, PSU Senior Instructor Curriculum and Instruction

Moving from Student Need to Statewide Change: Policy and Progress Cast Study Using Universal Design for Learning – Madeleine Will, Director of the National Policy Center of the National Down syndrome Society (NDSS); Heather Sachs, Board Member Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

Positive Strategies for Challenging Behaviors: Home, School, and Community – Stephanie Hunter, Behavior Specialist, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAP)

Beyond Sex Ed 101: Supporting my Child’s Sexuality and Relationships – Kristy Hellum MA, MFT; Neera Malhorta, PSU doctoral student

Loving Literacy in the Early Years – Ruth Falco Ph.D., Director, Research Center on Inclusive and Effective Educational Practices, Portland State University

Tapping into the Power of Your Child’s Strengths and Your Community’s Gifts – Dave Andrews, Supervisor MECP Early Childhood

WA State Employment: The History, the Present, the Future – Mary Strehlow, Developmental Disabilities Manager, and Susan Harrell, Senior Program Manager

How Parents, Teachers, and Kids Can Collaborate to Support Successful Inclusion – Roni Kronberg Ph.D

Navigating an Inclusive Life: Tools to Deal with Detours, Dead Ends, and Blowouts – Roberta Dunn, Parent and Executive Director of FACT

Behavior in the Early Years: Strategies for Positive Supporting Parents and Preschool Teachers – Tim Andrews M.S, Early Childhood Positive Behavior Support Specialist MESD

Real Life/Real Dreams An Employee Tells How – Eleanor Bailey, Community Advocate; Megan Andricos, Inclusion Inc.; Melissa Miller, Job Development Specialist UCP; Lori Mashek Vocational Rehabilitation; Pat Cassidy, New Seasons Market

Teaming for Inclusion: Success in Middle School – Angela Jarvis-Holland, Executive Director NWDSA; Teaching Team from Sunnyside Environmental School

Transition: The Path to Health, Wellness, and Independence – Josiah Barber, Portland State University School of Social Work

Expanding Post Secondary Education Options: Naming the Barriers and Creating the Solutions – Madeleine Will, Director of the National Policy Center of the National Down syndrome Society (NDSS); Heather Sachs, Board Member Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

I Just Want to Move My Body: Ideas, Strategies and Environments – Mary Williams, Occupational Therapist PPS & Yoga Calm Certified; Bonnie Doyle, Adapted PE Teacher/MS Elementary & Adapted PE

iPad Applications that Support Inclusion – Shar Powell, Assistive Technology Specialist OTAP

IEP Goal Writing for Inclusion – Michael Bailey, President of Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), President National Disability Rights Network, Professor, Author, Speaker, and Father

History of Disability: Civil and Human Rights – Dean Westwood, Director OHSU Center on Self-Determination, Coordinator, LEND

(Session in Spanish) Person Centered Plan, IEP Development and How Parent Empowerment is Accomplished – Susana Ramirez, Special Education Advocate Disability Rights Oregon

Teaching with Heart and Mind: Techniques and Ideas for Creating Inclusive Classrooms Where Every Student Succeeds – Paula Stanovich, Professor and Director Inclusive Elementary Educators Program & PSU Students

Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Multnomah Early Childhood Program
Multnomah Education Service District
The Campbell Group – The Morgan Family
The Standard Insurance
Providence Swindells Center
Clark County Parent Coalition
Portland State University
Jodi Collins www.urban-photography.com
and the generous contributions and in-kind support of numerous others
A special thank you to the Universal Design for Living and Learning Coalition