Schedule at a Glance
Updated 7/2/2013


Tuesday- August 6, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information Desk

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Transforming Team Trouble: Important Steps Toward Creating a Person-Centered Excellence Culture- Timothy Williams and Carly Brynelson

Room: Crystal Ballroom 3-4-5

Person- Centered Planning: It's Not About Writing the Plan!- Kim Zoeller

Room: Crystal Ballroom 1-2

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information Desk

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


Wednesday- August 7, 2013
 

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information Desk

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Address

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address- Tom Pomeranz

If It's To Be, It's Up to Me! The Role of the QDDP in Achieving Person-Centered Excellence

Room: Crystal Ballroom







10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Living the Values: Part 1- George Suess

Room: N4

The Challenge of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) and the Role of ONFI (clobazam) in the Long-Term Care Setting- Dr. Robert Wechsler

Room: N5

Self Direction ISP Curriculum- Nicole Melquist

Room: N6

Suicide Risk Awareness in the Intellectually Disabled Population- Timothy Baker

Room: N7

Quality Outcome Measures & Managed Care- Cathy Ficker Terrill

Room: N8

Rekindle Your Professional Passion: Love Your Job Again! - Jennifer May

Room: N9

Come ALIVE- Mike Mecozzi

Room: N10

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm.

Lunch- Nevada Room







1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m.

Living the Values: Part 2- George Suess

Room: N4

Achieving Personal Power: The Pursuit of Person Centered Excellence- Tom Pomeranz

Room: N5

Survey Ready- Any Day of the Week!  Mark Wiesel

Room: N6

Don't Weight! Get a Handle on Your Individual's Health- Ami Schreiber

Room: N7

"I Have No Stress", Said No Q Ever: Addressing Compassion Fatigue- Ana Parra and Mary Moser Cooper

Room: N8

Roadblock Ahead! Challenging Our Attitudes to Provide Integrated Person- Centered Services- Leane Brown

Room: N9

The Power of Habit- Bob Sandidge and Anne Ward

Room: N10






2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Speaker and Title Forthcoming

Room: N4

Closing the Curtain on Workplace Drama: A Sequel-  Timothy Williams and Carly Brynelson

Room: N5

Promotion of Healthy Oral Health Lifestyles for Individuals with Disabilities Across the Life Span- Christina Demopoulus

Room: N6

We Can Work It Out: Achieving Generational Harmony in the Workplace- Angie Hart

Room: N7

It's All About Engagement! We Are Not a Hotel...- Deb Koop and Angela Collins

Room: N8

Transitioning to Paperless: How an Agency Management Platform Can Assist in Improving Care and Reduce Costs- Brian White

Room: N9

What is the Flock? - Trina Sieling

Room: N10






3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker and Title Forthcoming

Room: N4

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring- Nanette Wrobel

Room: N5

How Did We Get Here? From Thorazine to Ability- Garrett McCann

Room: N6

How to Remain a Person-Centered Agency Despite Today's Unique Challenges- Michelle Saunders

Room: N7

Disabilities Does Not Negate Humanity- Santa Perez

Room: N8

"We Already Tried That, It'll Never Work"- Getting Staff Buy-In When Addressing Challenging Behaviors- Anabelle Winters

Room: N9

NAQ QDDP Certification Program- Mary Mercer, Holly Janczank, and Kevin Schaefer

Room: N10


 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Dinner- Grand Sierra Resort and Casino-Crystal Ballroom


Poster Session: QDDPs Today: Visualizing a Philosophy that Contributed to Person Centered Excellence- Randy Seevers

Thursday- August 8, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information Desk

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Address

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address- Frank Pastizzo

Affecting the Moment: Forging Connections at the Center

Room: Crystal Ballroom






10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Supported Decision Making in Action- Aimee Griffin and Tina Campanella

Room: N5

Making the Shift from  Supervisor as Boss/Foreman to Supervisor as Coach and Supporter-George Suess

Room: N6

Safe Boundaries: It's More Than Just Sex!- Beth Haskins

Room: N7

A QDDP Challenge: Stop the Nightmares! Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Related Behaviors in People with DD/ID- Steven Thornton

Room: N8

Center the Person Around Love- Sylvia Dawkins and Miranda Bess

Room: N9

Supporting People with Challenging Behaviors:  Is There a Secret?  Part 1-Thane Dykstra & Kim Shontz

Room: N10

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 pm.

Lunch- Nevada Room






1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m.

Person Centered Decision Making Through End of Life- Aimee Griffin and Tina Campanella

Room: N5

Supported Employment and the QDDP:  What a Q Needs to Know-Kevin Schaefer

Room: N6

How the Heck Did a Part-Time Summer Job Turn Into a 30 Year Career? -Steve Grieger

Room: N7

Post- Secondary Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities- Sr. Gabrielle Kowalski

Room: N8

A Life of Happy: Research and Reflections- Elaine Brown and Melissa Brown

Room: N9

 Supporting People with Challenging Behaviors:  Is There a Secret?  Part 2-Thane Dykstra and Kim Shontz

Room: N10





2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Rethinking Guardianship- Mary Bryant and Diana Rovetti

Room: N5

Principles and Applications of Organizational Behavior Management to Human Services Providers- David Lennox

Room: N6

Meetings 101- Virginia Wright and Meribeth Kendall

Room: N7

Person- Centered Excellence: Incorporating Sexuality into Our Planning for the Whole Person-  Elizabeth Goldman

Room: N8

Potential Side Effects of Antipsychotic and Antiseizure Medications and How to Manage Them-Nanette Wrobel

Room: N9

"Right" Way Training-Dan Housepian

Room: N10





3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Keeping It Positive:  Staff Training-Amie Hoffman and Tabitha Schafer

Room: N5

Restraint Prevention & Elimination:  A Behavioral Analysis-David Lennox

Room: N6

Reframing:  The Way I See It-Bob Sandidge and Anne Ward

Room: N7

CMS Update-Steve Chickering

Room: N8

Dual Sensory Impairments:  Interventions Do Matter-Mary Ann Demchak

Room: N9

Leadership and Coaching- Dan Housepian

Room: N10

Friday- August 9, 2013


8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information Desk

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions

Room: N8

Video Theater

Room: N10