Ninth Annual Coleman Institute Conference

"Cognitive Disability, Inequality, and Technology
in an Age of Economic Uncertainty"

November 5, 2009
Westminster, Colorado
8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Agenda

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

OPENING REMARKS

David Braddock, PhD

Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System
Professor/Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Conference Overview and Announcements

9:00

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

James K. Galbraith, PhD

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations
Professor of Government, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas Austin

Cognitive Disability, Inequality and Technology in an Age of Economic Uncertainty

10:00

POSTER SESSION

Selected interdisciplinary research projects involving CU faculty, graduate students, academic and commercial partners and exhibitors will be highlighted in this highly interactive session.

11:15

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Rud Turnbull JD, LLM

Distinguished University Professor, University of Kansas

A Modest Proposal for Aligning No Child Left Behind with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [pdf, 260k]

11:45

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Ann Turnbull, PhD

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas

Capitalizing on Technology to Enable Families to Make Wise Decisions Leading to Enviable Lives for their Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities [pdf, 2,806k]

12:15

BOX LUNCHES AND ROUNDTABLES

  • Articulating the Value of Investing in Technology
  • Obtaining provider reimbursement for technology in your waiver
  • Best Practices in Using Technology to Improve Quality of Life for People with Cognitive Disabilities
  • University research and industry relationships: how can we work together to further cognitive technologies research, development and deployment
  • Mobile technologies
  • Aging and developmental disabilities
  • Accessibility of the museum experience for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Smart technology for residential environments
  • Challenges faced by aging families
  • Management challenges in the adoption of technology
  • Social networking
  • Family perspectives
  • Disability policy and law
2:00

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN COGNITIVE DISABILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Tamar Heller, PhD

Professor/Head, Department of Disability and Human Development, Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago

Aging: The Next Great Challenge for Services and Research in Developmental Disabilities [pdf, 1,780k]

2:30

Jay Lundell, PhD

Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation

Enabling a Vision of the Future: Are We There Yet?

3:00

SECOND POSTER SESSION

4:15

COLEMAN INSTITUTE SCIENTIST IN RESIDENCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Clayton Lewis, PhD

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Summary of the Coleman Institute Pre-conference Workshop on Web Technologies for People with Cognitive Disabilities

The Coleman Institute Student Design Competition

4:30

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Braddock, PhD

Honoring the Legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

5:00

REMARKS BY SPECIAL GUESTS

Renee Pietrangelo, CEO

ANCOR, American Network of Community Options and Resources

Bruce Benson, President
University of Colorado System

5:15

RECEPTION

6:15

ADJOURN