An interdisciplinary discussion from neurology, orthopedics and occupational therapy on what cerebral palsy, medication management and therapies to help keep the body as functional as possible.Read More
Communicate your story, or your organization’s story with a powerful universal art form-- comics!
Join Gregory Giordano for a discussion on DIY comics-making and how it can be a powerful tool for advocacy and promoting your clients and organization’s story.Read More
We are excited to have Juliana Featherman of Making Authentic Friendships host break out session to make people aware of the resources that are available to help themselves and their loved ones make authentic friends.
Loneliness is a huge issue for everyone and Juliana would like to help attendees change that by introducing some matching tools and techniques for like-minded people to connect with each other.Read More
Anyone with CP, regardless of age or severity of motor and cognitive impairment, can experience the freedom of movement, fresh air, and joy that adaptive sports such as cycling and RaceRunning provide. We’ll introduce you to RaceRunning—an internationally recognized disability sport that’s popular in Europe and gaining interest in the U.S.Read More
Born with cerebral palsy and unable to walk until the age of 4, I’ll share my childhood experiences of growing up in a large family of eight in Detroit, Michigan. Raised with an understanding not to use my CP as an excuse not to do great things, I’ll talk about failing my first attempt to join the Navy, only to come back a year later and succeed.Read More
A facilitated discussion that investigates how direct support professionals can use the ethical practices, professional skills and adept reasoning to assist people in making informed decisions and meeting the new CMS definition of “Community”.Read More
This session will provide an overview of some best practices and Person Centered Thinking skills that help to promote a person’s ability to have choice and positive control in their life. This includes ways that we can empower different ways of communicating and decision making. We will review examples and share our own experiences. Participants will also be invited to learn from each other to explore what we have tried and share what we have learned in our work.Read More