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2015 Coleman Institute Conference Information

 

Overview of the 2015 Conference

On October 15, 2015 the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities hosted its Fifteenth Annual Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology. The conference included a keynote from Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics, various panels discussing topics ranging from "What's Happening in Washington" to self-advocates discussing "Utilizing Technology for Advocacy" and presentations of Certificates of Appreciation to Bonnie-Jean Brooks and David Ervin for their outstanding work in getting state legislation passed based on The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access

Breakout sessions included topics such as: the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities, robotics, consumer and family use of assistive and mainstream technologies, private and public partnerships, aging and developmental disabilities, designing for exceptional needs, development of standards for web design for people with cognitive disabilities, federal policy, and the latest in research and development.

Main Speakers included:

  • Aaron Bishop
    Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living
  • Cathy Bodine, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver;
    Executive Director, Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • David Braddock, PhD
    Conference Chair, Senior Associate Vice President, University of Colorado
    Professor/Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
  • Ruth Brannon 
    Director, Office of Research Sciences, National Institute on Disability, 
    Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
  • Claudia Coleman 
    Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
  • William T. “Bill” Coleman III
    Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
    Partner, Alsop-Louie Partners
    CEO and Chairman, Resilient Network Systems
  • Cathy Enfield 
    Vice-President,
    Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
  • Matthew Gerst, JD
    Director of Regulatory Affairs,
    CTIA - The Wireless Association®
  • Larry Goldberg
    Director, Accessible Media,
    Yahoo
  • Jeffery Hoehl 
    Software Engineer, 
    Google Apps Accessibility
  • Andrew J. Imparato, JD
    Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
  • Jonathan Lazar, PhD 
    Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Director, Undergraduate Program in Information Systems Department of Computer and Information Sciences,
    Towson University 
  • Clayton Lewis, PhD 
    Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Amanda Maisels, JD 
    Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division - Disability Rights Section,
    United States Department of Justice
  • Emily Moore, PhD (for Jutta Treviranus, PhD)
    Research Coordinator, PHET Interactive Simulations,
    University of Colorado Boulder
  • Maggie Nygren, EdD
    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • Cyndi Rowland, PhD
    Associate Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University 
  • Timothy Shriver, PhD
    Chairman of Special Olympics, Co-Founder and Chair of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), 
    and best selling author of Fully Alive:  Discovering What Matters Most
  • John Smith
    Project Coordinator, Research and Training Center on Community Living,
    University of Minnesota
  • Shea Tanis, PhD
    Senior Instructor/Associate Director for Research, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
  • Marc Tassé, PhD 
    Director, Nisonger Center-University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities,
    Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University
    Past-President, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • Michael Wehmeyer, PhD
    Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas
    Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
    Past President, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • Liz Weintraub 
    Advocacy Specialist, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 

 

About the Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

The Coleman Institute annual conference is a signature Institute activity with a university, regional, and national reputation. Institute Executive Director David Braddock, PhD, has organized and chaired fourteen conferences since the Institute’s founding in 2001. Speakers, panelists and participants at these conferences represent a diverse community of concern where knowledge and insight are shared not only by academics, but also by leaders in government, industry and the disabilities communities including parents, advocates and service providers.

 

Conference Sponsors

aaidd American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities logo Alliance logo  
ANCOR logo The Arc for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities logo

 

Event Location

Omni Interlocken Resort with the hotel in the foregrand and mountains in the background.The Coleman Institute Conference was held at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield, Colorado.

 

2015 ANCOR & AAIDD Technology Summit & Showcase
October 16, 2015

ANCOR and AAIDD partnered to present the  ANCOR & AAIDD 2015 Technology Summit & Showcase on October 16, 2015 also at the Omni Interlocken Hotel. For more information, visit the 2015 ANCOR & AAIDD Technology Summit page.

Additional Information

Should you have questions about the conference, please contact the Coleman Institute at ColemanInstitute@cu.edu.