2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, "EQUITY AND THE JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE"
We are so excited to present a dynamic group of powerful presenters this year!
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OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
*times shown are eastern*
Presenters and Schedule are subject to change
Sunday, December 6th
6:00-6:30 Conference Welcome
Meet the NAPSE Board
NAPSE Year in Review
Our New Logo
6:30-7:00 "Embracing the Challenge of Equity"
Cheryl Poe, NAPSE President
"(In)consideration of Black People with Autism: How Racism Impacts the Life Course"
Stephanie Keeney Parks, UCLA doctoral student, medical, psychological, and linguistic anthropology
Conference Logistics for the Week
Kim Lemburg, NAPSE Secretary
Monday, December 7th
10:30-12:00 "Special Education & COVID: The Basics"
Cheryl Poe, M.A., Advocating for Kids, Inc.
12:30-1:30 "The Business of Advocacy"
Cynthia Daniels-Hall, Every Child Solutions
2:00-3:30 "Utilizing the State Complaint Process to Achieve Educational Justice"
Cynthia Moore, Founder, Advocate Tip of the Day
Elizabeth Bloom, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
Tuesday, December 8th
10:30-12:00 "How to Create Strength-Based IEPs"
Shemica Allen, Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC
12:30-1:30 "Building Power in Your Community"
Kim Lemburg, Minerva Special Education Consulting, LLC
2:00-3:30 "Putting the 'Independent' Back in IEEs"
Christina Jones, Professor of the Practice & Director, PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic at William & Mary Law School
Dr. Ann P. VanSkiver, PsyD, Oceanside Solutions
Wednesday, December 9th
10:30-12:00 "Making the Case for Equity and Compensatory Service by Using Parent Empowered and Parent Created Data Collection"
Ronnetta Stanley, M. Ed. (Non-Attorney Advocate/Paralegal)
Carmella Long, M.S. (Parent)
Shenikwa Medlock (Non-Attorney Advocate/Paralegal)
12:30-1:30 "The State of Education: Learning Pods, Hybrid, In-Person, Asynchronous, Synchronous Learning---the Education Divide"
Cris Fick, M. Ed., Founder, Fick Educational Services, LLC
2:00-3:30 "Inequity in the Schoolhouse: How Restraint and Seclusion Feed the School-to-Prison Pipeline"
Guy Stephens, Executive Director, Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
Pamela Ononiwu, Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
6:30-8:30 *NEW* The Black Queens of Advocacy: Experiences, Expectations, and Excellence at the IEP Table
A Roundtable Discussion
Cheryl Poe, Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC, Shenikwa Medlock, Cynthia Daniels-Hall, Ronnetta Stanley, Kimona Hogan, Esq.,
Corhonda Corley, Clarice Jackson,& Shawn Hill
Thursday, December 10th
10:30-12:00 "Yes, Our Experiences are Different: A Black Parent's Journey in the World of Special Education"
Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC, Founder and CEO, Autism in Black Inc.
Shawn Eure Wilson, M.A. in Special Education/Advocate
12:30-1:30 "3 C's of Communication with Schools, Beginners Guide to Calm, Clear, and Concise Letter Writing"
Kimona Hogan, Esq., Parent, Attorney, Hogan Law Firm
"Causing Good Trouble: Recognizing and Challenging Bias in Special Education"
Dr. Tiffany Hollis, an assistant professor of Special Education and Foundations at Coastal Carolina University
Friday, December 11th
10:30-12:00 "Effects of Poverty, Race, and English as a Second Language on Children with Autism"
Beckye Barnes, Special Education Advocate
Kay Lutz, Parent Mentor, Autism Life
12:30-1:30 "Distance Learning & Hybrid Learning Inequities and What we Can Do Now"
NAPSE Board: Cheryl Poe, Amy Trail, Kim Lemburg, Maria Davis-Pierre
2:00-3:30 "School-to-Prison Pipeline, Race, and Special Education"
Keith Howard, Esq., Special Education Attorney
Stephenson Harvey Jr., Esq., Special Education Attorney