Sessions and Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

7:30 REGISTRATION

8:30 WELCOME

9:15 -10:15 KEYNOTE

TRAVELING THROUGH SPACE: A FAMILY’S STORY

Penny Foster

 

10:30 – 12:00

TWINKLING STARS: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR PRINCIPLES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS

Jennifer Wythe, BCBA and Aimee Spruill, MA, The Learning Tree

 

HUBBLE IN 3D: USING AUGMENTED REALITY FOR SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Elizabeth Stewart, M.Ed., NBCT

 

COSMIC DISTRESS: TRAUMA & WORKING WITH FAMILIES IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Samford University

 

ASTEROIDS AND METEORS: PRACTICAL TIPS FOR AVOIDING LEGAL DISPUTES – A LEGAL UPDATE FOCUSING ON PRESCHOOLERS WITH DISABILITIES

Julie Weatherly, ESQ

 

SPACE MISSION: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SERVICE COORDINATOR

Debra Luckie, Alabama’s Early Intervention System

 

1:30 – 3:00

MOON WALKING: HOW TO TREAT GROWN-UPS LIKE GROWN-UPS ON HOME VISITS

Robin McWilliam, Ph.D., University of Alabama

 

FLY ME TO THE MOON: MULTI-SENSORY STORYTELLING- HOW TO ENRICH EXPOSURES THROUGH MULTI-SENSORY STORYTELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

Amanda Marable, M.Ed., CCC-SLP & Autumn BoBo, OTR/L, East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy

 

STAR GAZING: PRETERM INFANT- MEDICAL AND THERAPY ISSUES

Kimberly Limbo, MD; Stephanie Gyorok, PT; Mary Cofer, PT; Denise McNichols, OT, Ginger Mason, ST

 

THE SHUTTLE IS LANDING: MEDICAID UPDATE

Carolyn Miller, Medicaid

 

STAR BRIGHT: INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Dallas Rabig, LPC, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education

 

3:15 – 4:45

MY LITTLE RED SPACESHIP: GOING BAGLESS! UTILIZING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Neil Coffman, Special Instructor with Arc of Madison and Laura Cole, SLP, Child’s Play Therapy

 

ROARING ROCKETS: SING A SONG TO LEARN- INTEGRATING MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY INTO CIRCLE TIME

Dr. Whitney Meade, Assistant Professor of Special Education; Deana Aumalis, Director of the UAH Early Learning Center; and Parent presenter Aimee Furber

 

MY PLACE IN SPACE: MOMMY AND ME SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES (AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR EARLY LANGUAGE ACQUISITION)

Jill Moran, Interpreter Coordinator at the Birmingham RC, Wendy Lozynsky, Case Manager for the Deaf, Birmingham RC and Michael Deuel, Case Manager for the Deaf, Huntsville RC

 

BE SUPER-SOLAR SWEET: PREVENTING BULLYING IN AN INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL SETTING

Emily Sheets, Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose

 

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THE POWER OF PARENT PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Betsy Prince, AEIS and Susan Colburn, CRS/Family Voices

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24  

7:30 REGISTRATION

8:30 WELCOME

9:15 -10:15 KEYNOTE

FIRE UP THE ENGINES: GAME-CHANGING POWER OF INTERVENTION IN THE EARLY YEARS

Liz Huntley, ESQ, Child Advocate

 

10:30– 12:00

THE FINAL FRONTIER: ENDING THE DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA THROUGH THE POWER OF GENOMICS

Kelly East, MS, CGC, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

 

PROJECT GENIMI: EARLY DETECTION AND BASIC INTERVENTION FOR FEEDING DIFFICULTIES IN KIDS WITH ASD

Megan Carpenter, OTR/L, SCFES and Nicole Rollier, OTR/L United Ability

 

RE-ENTERING THE ATMOSPHERE: CAREGIVER STRESS AND BURNOUT

Brittany Huey, LGSW and Ashley Prater, Alabama Respite; Melissa Terry, parent

 

IT’S NOT SCIENCE FICTION: HOME VISITOR DOCUMENTATION

Wendy Pittard, District Coordinator, Alabama’s Early Intervention System and Laura Schertz, OTR/L, Child’s Play Therapy

 

BUZZ AND THE GANG: WHAT ARE CHILDREN TRYING TO TELL US: FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENTS/BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION PLANS

Tina Sanders, Ed.S., Alabama Department of Education/SES

 

1:30 – 3:00

WE HAVE LIFT OFF: IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT- LINK BETWEEN YOUNG CHILDREN’S EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOR

Kara Welch, MA, Ed., Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose

 

I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT: INCORPORATING CORE VOCABULARY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Morgan Mayfield, MA, CCC-SLP, RISE School

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS: UTILIZING THE ENABLE SAVINGS PLAN AND A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST AS A GAME CHANGER FOR OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY

Treasurer Boozer, Enable Savings Plan and Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, Savings Plans, First National Bank

 

FAMILY STRONG

Tish MacInnis, Alabama Partnership for Children

 

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A MESSAGE: PRESCHOOL UPDATE

Denise Wilson, Shelia Bolling and Stephanie Frucci, Alabama Dept. of Education/Special Education Services

 

3:15 – 4:45

NAVIGATING THE GALAXY: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF LEARNING AND INFANTS

David Finn, Ph.D., Samford University

 

USING AAC APPS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE A BRIDGE TO FUTURE COMMUNICATION FOR YOUR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Landon McAfee, STAR Assistive Technology Specialist; Sally Davis, Parent

 

CLEARING THE TOWER: ADDRESSING DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Rita Limbaugh, Wellstone Behavioral Health and Marilyn Lands, Pediatric Mental Health Counselor

 

GROUND CONTROL TO STAR COMMAND: ROUTINES-BASED INTERVIEWING

Panel of RBI Trainers 

 

ALL ENGINES GO: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS

Cindy Page, RPT, UCP Huntsville

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25     

8:00 REGISTRATION

8:30 – 10:00

EXPLORING THE MILKY WAY: ASSESSING WITH THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILE 3

Vanessa Hinton, Ph.D., Auburn University

 

FINDING THE CONSTELLATIONS: STRENGTHENING FAMILIES THROUGH THE ALABAMA PARENT LEADERSHIP NETWORK AND HELP ME GROW ALABAMA

Tish MacInnis, B.S., Felicia Wilburn B.S., and Katie Prince, MPH; Takeila Turner, Parent

 

ASTRONAUT ADVENTURES: FIRST TEACHER HOME VISITING PROGRAM

Summer Williams, Madison City Schools HIPPY Program, HIPPY Coordinator; Becky Nixon, Nurse Family Partnership, Easter Seals West Alabama, Nurse Home Visitor; Tyesha Gibbs, Parents as Teachers, United Ability, Lead Parent Educator

 

THROUGH THE STRATOSPHERE: POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES AND EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES

Phuong Palafox, MS, CCC-SLP, Bilinguistics, Austin, TX

 

10:15– 11:45

WATCHING FOR SHOOTING STARS: CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS AND MANDATED REPORTING – EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Beth Jackson, National Children’s Advocacy Center

 

TO THE MOON AND BACK: COMPASSION FATIGUE- FINDING PEACE IN YOUR PASSION

Nanci Scarpulla, M.Ed., ALC, NCC, United Ability

 

ET PHONE HOME: I DON’T SPEAK THAT LANGUAGE – ASSESSING DIVERSE POPULATIONS

Phuong Palafox, MS, CCC-SLP, Bilinguistics, Austin, TX

 

TO SPACE AND BEYOND: LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Beth Quick, University of Alabama Huntsville Collaborative Studies

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