Together We Can Learn Conference


Event details

Families Together, Inc. invites parents, educators, administrators and others who care for and about individuals who have disabilities to attend our Together We Can Learn conference at the Topeka Capital Plaza on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Early Bird registration is $40 for parents and $50 for professionals. Parent scholarships re available.

Participants will begin the day with Josh Hanagarne, as he shares his journey through life as an individual with a disability. Breakout Sessions Include:

 Technology Promotes Access –Sean J Smith, Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas. He is the proud parent of four young children, one having an intellectual disability.

 What’ Fair: Learning with a Difference - Leia Holley, Families Together. She is also the parent of two young men, her youngest has autism.

 Tweet: I’m Thinking about Going to College! – Wendy Parent-Johnson, Research & Professor & Assistant Director Kansas City on Developmental Disabilities & Richard Parent-Johnson, Senior Research Associate, Center for Research on Learning

 Vision and Learning - Dr. Linda Lawrence, Ophthalmologist & Dr. Anne Nielsen, Outreach Director at KSSB

 Early Intervention Services – Speaker to be announced

Following lunch (provided), a Sibling Panel with share their experiences with growing up with a sibling who has a disability. The panel will be facilitated by sibling and Families Together staff member, Darla Nelson-Metzger.

Lee Stickle, Director of the Kansas Instruction Support Network, will present Understanding and Shaping Behavior – Moving from No @%* to Sure!

We look forward to seeing you at the conference. For more information, please call (785) 233-4777, e-mail or visit our website at


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