Breakout Sessions

Presenters at 2013 Remarkable Families Symposium

Breakout Session 1 (9:45 ? 10:45)

  • Jessica Dawso, Ohio Department of Education, OEC Legal Counsel, IEP?s and 504?s
  • Erin Laffrey, Manager, Financial Customer Service & Rebecca Meyer, Business Manager, Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs , Cincinnati Children?s, Financial Assistance Waivers and Resources
  • Katie Thoman, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children?s, Medical Transition to Adulthood
  • Barbara Thomas, Director, TECS Education Center and Executive Director, TALL Institute, Sexuality: We Know You?re Listening? But, Do You Really Hear Us
  • Chris Collier & Scott Silver, CLU and Special Care Planners, Paragon Financial Group, Financial Strategies for the Special Needs Family
  • Meg Ruttle Duncan, Autism Support Team, Cincinnati Public Schools, Visual Supports and Systems for Children with ASD

Breakout Session 2 (1:00 ? 2:00)

  • Kathy Winterman, Associate Professor, Department of Secondary and Special Education, Xavier University, Early Intervention & Preschool
  • Marcie Mendelsohn, Voc/Ed Coordinator, Division of Disability Services, Cincinnati Children?s, Vocational & Educational Transition Planning for Late Teens and Adults
  • Laura Drake, Esq., Associate Director & Richard Dusterberg, JD, Community Fund Management Foundation, Transition to Adulthood: The Need for Legal Resources
  • Patty McMahon, Information & Referral Specialist, United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati & Amy Clawson, Family Support Coordinator, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children?s, Parent Panel: What to do While Waiting for a Waiver
  • Erin Laffrey, Manager, Financial Customer Service & Rebecca Meyer, Business Manager, Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs , Cincinnati Children?s, Financial Assistance Waivers and Resources
  • Dr. Sharon Rieke, Family Engagement Consultant, Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Behavioral Supports: Partnering with Your School Team

Breakout Session 3 (2:30 ? 3:30)

  • Tim Vogt, Executive Director, Starfire Council, What?s Next
  • Kimberly Rotundo, Clinical Education Coordinator, Cincinnati Children?s, Working with Your School: ETR?s, IEP?s, and More
  • Beth McCarty, Cincinnati Children?s Perlman Center, Apps and Assistive Technology
  • Matt Johnson, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Planning Your Child?s Financial Future
  • Sandy Keiser, Community Education Specialist & Consultant, Catholic Charities SW Ohio, When Your Emotional Tank is on Empty
  • Melissa Haas & Lynne Calloway, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Getting Started with Services for Developmental Disabilities