CONFERENCE AGENDA

SUNDAY, January 19th, 2020

12:00pm – 4:00pm       Conference Registration

Hotel Lobby


11:30am - 12:30pm     NAPSEC Board of Directors/NCASES Luncheon

Riverscape B


12:30pm – 2:30pm     NAPSEC Board of Directors Meeting

Riverscape A


1:00pm – 5:00pm      Exhibitor Set Up

 Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


2:30pm – 4:30pm      NCASES Commissioners Meeting

Riverscape A


6:00pm – 7:00pm     VIP Reception for New Attendees

Midnight Sun Tent


7:00pm – 8:30pm      Welcome Reception 

Riverlawn


9:00pm - 11:45pm      NAPSEC Networking

 Midnight Sun Lounge  

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MONDAY, January 20th, 2020

7:30am - 8:30am      Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North/Grand Ballroom C


7:30am - 2:30pm      Conference Registration

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


8:30am - 10:00am     General Session

Change Your Story: The Power of Resilience in Cultivating Healthy Leaders and a Healthy Team  

 Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Grand Ballroom C   

In this presentation for busy over-stressed individuals, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares vital keys to thriving in 7 specific areas. Discover how better self-awareness can lead to greater resilience during times of difficulty and change. You will learn shockingly simple ways to renew your energy, restore your sanity, and revive your passion for the work you do. You will walk away from this session with practical next steps you can begin implementing immediately. This is an interactive session using Dr. Dalton-Smith’s comprehensive lifestyle evaluation approach, so come prepared to take notes! We’ll walk through a simple recovery plan to help even the most stressed-out individual find their path back to a life they enjoy. Topics covered include physical health, mental health, emotional wellbeing, spiritual health, relationships/social health, sensory health, and creativity. Hands-on tips are shared to help you walk away from this talk empowered with the information you need to succeed, and the spark of inspiration needed to jolt your failing passion back to life.  

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10:00am - 10:30am      Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


10:30am - 12:00pm      Concurrent Sessions


A.    Social Media and Gen Z / Gen Cyber 

 Steve Morrill 

Grand Ballroom D

Youth today are fantastic consumers of technology, but not many understand how it works. We, including a few current students, will take a deep dive into what social apps are used, why they are used, and how we can better protect our youth in this constantly changing world. From Tinder to TikTok and Twitter in between the hope is you leave with a new lens on the digital world our youth live in every day. 

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B.    Improving Safety During High Risk Activities   

Harry Schaeffer and Tanya Kim-Guild

Grand Ballroom E

Providing services and supports to persons with disabilities inevitably includes activities that involve some degree of risk to both staff and persons served. This session will identify strategies to improve safety during several high risk and high profile activities including lockdowns, active shooter, emergency events, bullying, assault, medication administration, transportation, mealtime and meal preparation, promoting and others. The presentation will also include suggestions for conducting investigations, writing and revising safety related policies and procedures, and including safety in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

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C.   Creating a Sustainable, Innovative, and Profitable Food Services Program  
Matt Palermo and Dr. David Stone

 Grand Ballroom F    

This presentation will help school leaders understand the “business” of managing a school food service program. Topics covered will include:

• Designing menu items that are nutritious, desirable, and cost efficient 

• Providing staff development goals and training. 

• Creating an environment that increases engagement for both students and staff.

• Understanding the financial and regulatory issues and requirements, including the National School Lunch Program. 

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12:15pm - 1:30pm      State of the Association Meeting & Federal Update - box lunch provided

Grand Ballroom C

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1:30pm - 2:30pm      NAPSEC Board of Directors Meeting

Riverscape A


1:45pm - 3:00pm      General Session

History and Architecture of Savannah

Jonathon Stalcup

Grand Ballroom C

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3:00pm - 5:00pm      NAPSEC Happy Hour & Exhibitor Showcase

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


9:00pm - 11:45pm      NAPSEC Networking

Midnight Sun Lounge   

 

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TUESDAY, January 21st, 2020

7:30am - 8:30am      Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North/Grand Ballroom C


7:30am - 8:15am        Breakfast Roundtable – Restraint and Seclusion

 Riverscape A 


7:30am - 12:00pm     Conference Registration

 Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


8:30am - 10:00am     General Session

The Hero Effect® - Being Your Best When It Matters The Most!

 Grand Ballroom C
Kevin Brown

In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!

This program is designed to help participants:

• Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary" thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.

• Own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results.

• Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home.

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10:00am - 10:30am      Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 


10:30am - 12:00pm      Concurrent Session


A.    Transition:  Opportunities and Challenges for Young Adults Seeking Medicaid Funding  

Phil Peisch

Grand Ballroom E

 This presentation will provide an overview of Medicaid services available for young adults with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses transitioning from an educational environment to an adult setting. After providing an overview of these Medicaid services, we will go over several regulatory issues that may limit individuals’ access to housing and services as they transition to adulthood, with a focus on the Medicaid rules that limit the settings in which recipients of Medicaid services can live and receive services.  

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B.  Designing Better Schools: The Four Dimensions of Human Ability  

 Marcus Adrian & Kevin Symons

 Grand Ballroom F     

While private schools for children with special needs may have more freedom and autonomy to shape innovative living relevant for private special education leaders, Directors/Administrators and learning environments, finding the resources to create those specialized environments is an ever-present challenge. This presentation shares a wide range of cost conscious, practical design ideas for improving classrooms, therapy rooms, and all the social-academic in-betweens that comprise any school. We will describe our detailed and measurable design strategies for designing new and renovated spaces, centered around the four dimensions of human ability. 

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1:00pm - 2:30pm       How to Prepare for NCASES Accreditation 

Grand Ballroom F

Participants will be provided with an overview of the accreditation process (i.e. origins, philosophy, mission, organizational structure) and a summary of the NCASES process from the time a program applies for accreditation through the completion of the site review and the final report. 

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11:30am - 5:30pm       Rich Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament 


12:15pm – 2:00pm NCASES Site Reviewer Training 

Grand Ballroom E

Help support our mission to promote excellence in special education. This session will train participants to be a NCASES Site Reviewer. Once complete, participant names will be placed on the NCASES Site Reviewer list and you will be notified of opportunities to participate in upcoming site visits for applicant programs across the United States.

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5:30pm - 6:30pm       NCASES Gathering 

Midnight Sun Tent

Stop by at the end of the day to relax and learn more about NCASES. We encourage current site reviewers to attend so we can thank you for donating your time and expertise on behalf of NCASES. 


9:00pm - 11:45pm       NAPSEC Networking 

 Midnight Sun Lounge    

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WEDNESDAY, January 22nd, 2020

7:30am - 8:30am      Breakfast 

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North/Grand Ballroom C


7:30am - 8:15am         Breakfast Roundtable – Teacher Retention and Morale 

Riverscape A  


7:30am - 12:00pm     Conference Registration

Grand Ballroom Prefunction North/Grand Ballroom C


8:30am - 10:00am     General Session

Strong Leadership Requires the Courage to be Vulnerable: Transparency, Trust and Sensemaking     

Dr. Sim Sitkin

Grand Ballroom C

As leaders gain power they tend to share less, connect less, and explain less. But research has shown that essential foundations of effective leadership requires more of each of these behaviors rather than less. Whether one is leading children in the classroom, parents in the community, staff on the team, or directors in the boardroom, the same basic behaviors and effects are associated with effective leadership. This presentation will untangle the threads of leadership and discuss the essential leadership behaviors (and their distinct effects) based on an integrative, comprehensive framework that is grounded in research, intuitive and practical. The framework has been used successfully in cultures around the world, in a wide array of public and private sector organizations, and by individuals ranging from new supervisors to large organization CEOs. Lessons for mission-driven non-profit organizations will stressed. 

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10:00am - 10:30am      Coffee Break

 Grand Ballroom Prefunction North 

  

10:30am - 12:00pm      Concurrent Sessions


A.  How to Create & Analyze Surveys that Work 

Dan Zola and Kerry Thompson 

Grand Ballroom D

Surveys are an invaluable tool in any business, especially for private special education leaders. They are a valuable way to gather quantitative data in order to determine what motivates a parent to enroll their student, what motivates someone to choose one school or program over another, and what messages resonate best with students, parents or faculty. In this session you will learn how to create a survey that works, how to get higher response rates, how to get accurate data and, perhaps most importantly, how to get actionable data.

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B.    The Legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana – Practical Approaches for Schools 

Natasha Nazareth, Esq.

Grand Ballroom  

The rapid legalization of medical and recreational marijuana creates myriad challenges for schools, particularly because marijuana remains illegal under federal law and new state laws vary widely. In this session we will begin with the basics to familiarize ourselves with new cannabis products and uses,  explore what legalization means, and finally develop a proactive framework to prepare your school to address issues involving employees and students.  

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C.   Speaker information coming soon.

Grand Ballroom F

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12:15pm - 1:45pm      Celebrating NAPSEC Luncheon

Grand Ballroom C

During this final event at the conference, we will recognize NAPSEC Awardees and the NCASES programs which were accredited this year. We will also hold the raffle drawing at the conclusion of the luncheon. You don't want to miss this!


2:05pm - 3:00pm      CASA/Public Policy Committee Meeting

Riverscape A


3:00pm - 4:15pm      Conference Planning Committee Meeting

Riverscape A

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