Friday,
Nov. 9

5:30-6:00 pm
Registration opens
 

6:00 pm
Opening Speaker - Kelly Denham

Seeing God’s Blessings During Unimaginable Suffering

Is it possible to see God’s blessings in your life while you watch your child suffer in unimaginable ways?  The answer to that question is an emphatic YES! Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” It is when we are in our greatest pain and at our weakest moments that the Lord is closest to us. In those times, if we choose to have eyes that see, we will experience the greatest blessings we have ever known.

7:00-8:00 pm
Breakout Session

Time Management - Ruth Steiff (F)

Real Families/Real Needs - Joni & Friends (F)

NOTE: Breakouts are labeled by focus area:
(M)= Ministry (F)= Family  


Saturday,
Nov. 10

7:30-8:30 am - Registration opens

Exhibitor Hall Opens

Continental Breakfast
 

9:00 am - Keynote Speaker - Lisa Jamieson

Finding Glory

Lisa’s family experienced God tangibly amidst extraordinary challenges raising their severely handicapped daughter, Carly. The process of navigating the way to surrender, faith, hope and joy was like a bumpy road. Yet God met her family and their church with His presence and power as they walked together in faith and obedience through adversity. Lisa shares encouraging and inspiring lessons about how God surprised an entire community with love.

10:00 am - Transition & Exhibitor Hall Open

10:30-11:30 am - Breakout Session A

  1. IEP Binder - Understood.org (F)

  2. A Healthier Marriage - Falesa Ivory Horton (F)

  3. Adapting the Five Love Languages for Kids with Special Needs & Disabilities - Joan Philo (F)

  4. Pastor’s Q & A - Pastor Quinten & Ruth Steiff (M)

  5. Preventable Behavioral Strategies - Katie Hoover

  6. How To Be an Irresistible Church: Changing the Culture - Joni & Friends (M)

11:30 am - Lunch & Exhibitor Hall Open

1:00-2:00 pm - Breakout Session B

  1. Developing Emotional Intelligence - Ruth Steiff (F)

  2. IEP Binder - Understood.org (F)

  3. Building Family Connectedness - Lisa Jamieson (F)

  4. Visuals in the Home - Elizabeth Newton (F)

  5. Mental Health Strategies - Jackie Duggan (M)

  6. Inclusion Should Be An Experience, Not a Place - Mosaic Haven (M)

  7. Using Disability Manners - Joni & Friends (M)

2:00 pm - Transition & Exhibitor Hall Open

2:15-3:15 pm - Breakout Session C

  1. Primitive Reflexes, Neurology and the Relation to Behaviors - Dr. Josh Madsen (F)

  2. Don’t Neglect Self Care - Rebecca O’Connell (F)

  3. Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs - Connect the Dots 4 Life (F)

  4. Straight Talk and Strategies for Coping with Special Needs Parenting Stress - Jolene Philo (F)

  5. Working with Assistive Tech - Easter Seals (M)

  6. Modifying and Accommodating Lessons - Enrichment Therapies (M)

  7. Inclusion Should Be An Experience, Not a Place - Mosaic Haven (M)

3:15-3:30 pm - Transition & Exhibitor Hall Open (last segment)

3:30-4:30 pm - Breakout Session D

  1. Men’s Round Table (F)

  2. Women’s Round Table (F)

  3. ASK Resource Center (F)

  4. Autism Strategies - Ruth Steiff (M)

  5. Preventative Behavioral Strategies - Katie Hoover (M)

  6. Mental Health Strategies - Jackie Duggan (M)

4:45 pm - Closing Remarks and Giveaways

NOTE: Breakouts are labeled by focus area: (M)= Ministry (F)= Family