We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2021 Tools Family Conference.
DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2021

AUDIENCE

The primary conference audience consists of parents/caregivers of children with disabilities, multiple levels of professionals that support children with disabilities, and youth/self-advocates with disabilities. Agency representatives and educators will also be in attendance. Workshop content and instruction should be geared to a level that is appropriate for at least one of these audiences.

WORKSHOP FORMATS

A variety of workshop presentation formats are desirable at the conference and may include lecture format, panel presentation, or roundtable discussions. Handouts may be appropriate, depending on the complexity of the topic.  Presenters are responsible for providing copies of workshop handouts and any equipment that will be used during the presentation, this includes laptops or iPads.

SUGGESTED AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Accessibility/Accommodations

  • Behavior

  • Communication

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Early Learning & Education

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Mental Health

  • Postsecondary Education & Employment

  • Resources/Benefits

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Social-Emotional Development

  • Technology Innovations/Assistive Technology

  • Special Needs Disability Areas (not limited to the following:  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Emotional-Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech/Language Impairment, Visual Impairment)

If you have a topic that is leading edge and meets our audience needs, but is not on the list above, we encourage you to submit your idea for special consideration.

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CALL FOR PRESENTERS

CRITERIA

Proposals are solicited for 45-minute presentations that are hands-on, interactive, creative, dynamic, and feature best practices for working with persons with disabilities. The presentation time frame will include introductions, presentation material, question and answer session, and evaluation. Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service.