The Tenth Annual Coleman Institute Conference

ALL TOGETHER NOW
The Power of Partnerships
In Cognitive Disability & Technology

Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Westin Westminster Hotel, Westminster, Colorado

Agenda

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8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

WELCOMING REMARKS & OVERVIEW OF THE CONFERENCE [video]

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

9:00

PRELUDE

Ralena Gordon, " Stories that Fill the Empty Places" [video]

A prose and photographic essay capturing the history of mental health and developmental disability institutions and the stories of the people who lived there

9:30

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Sue Swenson; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education Washington, DC [video]

Thomas K. Gilhool, JD, Keynote Speaker; Former Chief Counsel, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia; former Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and legal champion who argued the seminal case in 1971 that established the right of children with intellectual disabilities to a public education; credited with establishing the underpinnings of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

"Forty Years after PARC v The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Is There a Right to Technology Access?" [video]

10:30

MORNING POSTER SESSION

Selected interdisciplinary research projects involving CU faculty, graduate students, academic and commercial partners

11:15

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Renee Pietrangelo, PhD; Chief Executive Officer, American Network of Community Options and Resources [ANCOR]

"A Partnership for Technology to Improve Quality of Life" [video]

Introduction of Laura Galbreath, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

11:30

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

David O'Hara, PhD; Associate Professor, School of Public Health, New York Medical College; Chief Operating Officer, Center on Disability, Health and Technology, Westchester Institute for Human Development

with John Maltby, Director, Community Support Services, Westchester Institute for Human Development

"Accessible TeleMEd and eHealth Strategies for People with Cognitive Disabilities" [ppt, 10.3mb] [video]

12:30

BOX LUNCHES AND ROUNDTABLES WITH FACILITATORS

1:30

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Henry Kautz, PhD; Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester

"Technologies to Improve Quality of Life for People with Cognitive Disabilities" [ppt, 11.8mb] [video]

2:15

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Elizabeth Lyle; Special Counsel for Innovation, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

with Pamela Gregory; Special Advisor on Disability Policy and Outreach, Federal Communications Commission

"The National Broadband Plan and Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities" [video]

3:00

AFTERNOON POSTER SESSION

3:45

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER AND MODERATED PANEL

"Implications of Cloud Computing for People with Cognitive Disabilities" [video]

The discussion will be based on the Coleman Institute Pre-conference Workshop, in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Law's Silicon Flatirons, a Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Speaker and Moderator: William T. "Bill" Coleman III; Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Panelists:

Peter Blanck, PhD, JD; University Professor; Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Ann Caldwell, PhD; Chief Research and Innovations Officer, The Arc of the United States

Preston Padden; Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons, A Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado

Michael Wehmeyer, PhD; Professor of Special Education and Director, The Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute, University of Kansas; President; American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

5:00

RERC-ACT II: Advancing Cognitive Technologies: Highlights of Selected Projects [ppt, 2.84mb] [video]

Cathy Bodine, PhD; Associate Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Advancing Cognitive Technologies, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

5:15

CLOSING REMARKS: David Braddock, PhD [video]

Introduction of Special Guest, Bruce Benson, President, University of Colorado

5:30

NETWORKING RECEPTION

6:30

ADJOURN