The Mountain State Conference on Disabilities Journey to the Top April 14-15, 2020 Canaan Valley Resort


* Times and sessions are subject to change

Day 1 – May 11

  • 9:30am – 10:00am – Opening Remarks from Partners
  • 10:00am – 11:15am – Keynote – Anthony Ferraro
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm
    • “Strategies for promoting physical activity engagement at community centers among adults with disabilities” Presenters: Shannon Zimmerman, Kayla Abrahamson, Robert Sawyer, Samantha Ross
    • TBA
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
    • “The Take Me Home Transition Program” Presenters: Marcus Canaday and Sara Martin
    • “What I get out of this relationship.” Presenter: Eric Murphy
  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
    • “WVABLE - Helping individuals with a disability save for today and invest for tomorrow” Presenter: Roxanne Clay
  • 3:50pm – End of the day wrap up

Day 2 – May 12

  • 9:00am – 10:00am
    • “Everyone Deserves a Voice” Presenter: Tracy Wood
  • 10:15am – 11:15am
    • “Promoting Independence in Neurodivergent College Students after Graduation: Exploring Implementation of Person Centered Evidence and Real Life Experiences” Presenters: Bianca Bragg and Cassidy Forth
    • “Navigating Accommodations in Employment” Presenters: Shawna White and Gina Desmond
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm
    • “Forging Pathways: Discussing the Relationships between Substance Use and Disabilities” Presenters: Sue Workman, Lesley Cottrell, and Aisha Hashmi
  • 12:45am – 2pm – Circle of Support Group
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    • “I Have the Right to Vote!” Presenters: Gina Desmond and Zach Kelley
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm
    • “How your city can create an inclusive civic life for people with disabilities.” Presenter: Angie Breeden
  • 4:20pm – 4:45pm – Closing remarks and open for questions/discussion