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8:30-9:00 AM | Registration & Visit the Vendors

9:00-10:15 AM | Paula Kluth, PHD

Don't We Already Do Inclusion?  - Understanding Inclusion & Teaching Up (All) 

10:15-10:30 AM | BREAK

10:30-11:45 AM | Paula Kluth, PHD

Don't We Already Do Inclusion? Honoring Interests & Fascinations (All) 

 

11:45-12:45 PM | LUNCH 

12:45-1:45 PM | Paula Kluth, PHD

Don't We Already Do Inclusion? Creating Responsive Classrooms (All) 

1:45-2:00 PM | BREAK

2:00-3:00 PM | Paula Kluth, PHD

Don't We Already Do Inclusion? Collaborating & Conclusions (All) 

 

3:00-4:00 PM | Angie Chapin and her son, Kaliq Chapin

Navigating Our Path: Changing Expectations, Redefining Success, Finding Happiness (All) 

 

8:00-8:30 AM | Registration and Visit the Vendors

8:30-9:00 AM | Keynote: Imani Chapin and Asjia Chapin  

Finding Our Way: A Sibling's Story (All)

9:00-10:15 AM | Willliam Shaw, PHD

The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism (All)

9:00-10:15 AM | Mark Derby, PHD

Managing Severe Behavior in the School: Mandate and Practice (Educators)

10:15-10:30 AM | BREAK

10:30-12:00 PM |  Willliam Shaw, PHD
The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism (cont'd) (All)

 

10:30-12:00 PM | Mark Derby, PHD

Managing Severe Behavior in the School: Mandate and Practice (cont'd) (Educators)

 

12:00-1:00 PM | LUNCH 

 

1:00-2:30 PM | Kristin Kawena Begay, PHD, NCSP
Strategies for Students with ASD in the General Education Classroom (Educators) 

 

1:00-2:30 PM | Mark Derby, PHD
IDEiA: What a Parent Should Know Before the Student is Placed on an IEP (Parents)

 

2:30-2:45 PM | BREAK

 

2:45-4:15 PM | Kristin Kawena Begay, PHD, NCSP

Early Flags for ASD (All)

 

2:45-4:15 PM | The ARC Panel
Transitioning - ideal for middle school and high school age teachers, students and families (All)

 

paulaKluth

Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling.

She is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and products including: "From Text Maps to Memory Caps": 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms, "Don't We Already Do Inclusion?": 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools, “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms, Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in the Inclusive Classroom, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, and "The Autism Checklist": A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Paula is also the director of a documentary film titled “We Thought You’d Never Ask”: Voices of People with Autism.

Don't We Already Do Inclusion?  Creating Schools for All

Objectives:

  • understand inclusion as a process (vs. as a place)
  • understand how to grow a culture of differentiation in a K-12 inclusive classrooms
  • gain strategies for evaluating inclusive practices/programs
  • learn ideas for sharing roles & responsibilities in the inclusive school
  • learn and be able to replicate a handful of active learning structures/brain breaks appropriate for K-12 classrooms
  • be introduced to a range of virtual & print resources related to inclusive education

 

WilliamShaw

William Shaw, Ph.D., is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children's Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories. He is the author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998 and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.  Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism, AD(H)D, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and other serious conditions.

9:00-10:15 AM  | The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism 

10:30-12:00 PM | The Detection and Treatment of the Most Common Biochemical Abnormalities in Autism (cont'd)

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn the most common food sensitivities in autism and how they can be measured.
  • The attendee will learn many of the toxic chemicals that are risk factors for autism, how they can be avoided or detoxified, and how they can be measured.
  • The attendee will learn the most common vitamin deficiencies in autism and also how some vitamins may be clinically useful using doses more than the RDA.
  • The attendee will learn some of the microorganisms common in autism and how they can be treated.
MarkDerby

Mark Derby, PHD, earned his AA Degree from Spokane Falls Community College, Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University, and Doctor's Degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, he worked at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

9:00-10:15 AM | Managing Severe Behavior in the School: Mandate and Practice

10:30-12:00 PM | Managing Severe Behavior in the School: Mandate and Practice (cont'd)

Learning Objectives:

  • Will discuss the environmental variables that maintain problem behavior.
  • Will discuss the Mandated procedures.
  • The essentials of a Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • The essentials of a Behavioral Intervention Plan.

1:00-2:30 PM | IDEiA: What a Parent Should Know Before the Student is Placed on an IEP

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of the IDEiA.
  • Discuss the referral to placement process.
  • What to expect at IEP meetings.
  • The IEP documents from front page to consent.
KawenaBegay

Kawena Begay, PHD, NCSP, is a psychologist at the UW Autism Center. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Luther College (Iowa), specializing in Early Childhood and Special Education. She earned her MEd. and PHD. in School Psychology from the University of Washington. Kawena completed graduate practicum training at UW Autism Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UW Autism Center. Kawena’s research focuses on effective teaching and counseling strategies for children from diverse backgrounds as well as best practices for ASD identification and treatment across different racial and ethnic groups. Kawena works on several research studies at the UW Autism Center and also provides clinical services.

Prior to receiving her doctorate, Kawena taught grades Pre-K through 12 in several different states, including on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and in rural Hawai’i at a Hawaiian Immersion school. She has also worked as a K-12 School Counselor in a Hawaiian Immersion school. A Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Kawena served grades Pre-K through 12 as a School Psychologist in both Washington and Hawai’i. She worked to improve identification services and use of culturally appropriate assessment procedures in the schools by providing additional training and consultation for district staff members.

1:00-:30 PM  | Embracing Differences: Autism Spectrum Disorders in the General Education Classroom

Increasingly, students with ASD are being included in general education classrooms and classroom teachers and support personnel would benefit from additional information and support for this population. This brief workshop focuses on how to help individuals with ASD be successful in general education classrooms.  In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Common strengths of students with ASD
  • Common challenges of students with ASD
    • Communication
    • Cognition
    • Social
    • Sensory
    • Emotional
  • Effective classroom strategies for each area of challenge
    • Modifications and accommodations
    • Routines
    • Visual supports

2:45- 4:00 PM  | Early Red Flags for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research strongly supports early intervention for ASD as the most effective treatment option, and ASD can now be identified at a much earlier age than ever before. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between typically developing behavior and unusual behavior, however. This brief workshop focuses on identifying “red flags” that can be seen at early ages and might indicate the need for a comprehensive evaluation and/or treatment. In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • Red flags for behavior
  • Red flags for communication
  • Common co-occurring disabilities and medical conditions
  • The diagnostic process
  • Resources for parents
ChapinFamily

August 14  3:15-4:15PM l Angie Chapin and her son, Kaliq Chapin

Navigating Our Path: Changing Expectations, Redefining Success, Finding Happiness (All)

Mother of four, Angie Chapin, will discuss and elaborate on her journey thus far in navigating the education system, all the while advocating for her two sons with autism. She will be joined by her 13-year-old son, Kaliq, to give his insight on his experience.

August 15  8:30am-9:00am l Imani Chapin and Asjia Chapin

Keynote: Finding Our Way: A Sibling's Story (All)

Keynote speakers, Imani and Asjia Chapin, share their experience about life with two autistic brothers, comprised of adventures both beautiful and challenging. They share another piece of the puzzle by advocating for siblings who are often misunderstood or overlooked.

TheArc

Transitioning: For middle school and high school age teachers, students and families (All)

Panel:

Donna Tracy, BS

Melissa Brooks, RN

Sherry Mashburn

Becky Gellerson, MA, CRC

Lori Scott

Cindy Wright