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CP of NYS Virtual Conference October 26-29

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Monday, October 26
10:30am – 12pm HISTORY AND HOPE
12 – 1pm BREAK
1 – 2:30pm CRIP CAMP

Speakers:  Jim LeBrecht & Judy Heumann, Activists
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In this session we will show highlights from the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. Our panel discussion will include members of Camp Jened as they share their thoughts about the challenges and successes of advocacy for the intellectual and developmental disability field.

Tuesday, October 27
 10:30 am – 12 pm LEADERSHIP IN THE I/DD FIELD DURING CHALLENGING TIMES

Speakers:  Leisa Alger, Executive Director, Able2; Mary Boatfield, President & CEO, CP Rochester/Happiness House; Robert McGuire, Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy of Long Island

A panel of CP Executive Directors will discuss the various obstacles and achievements from the year 2020 with an eye on the future. Topics will include: COVID-19 challenges; advocacy at the administrative level; collaboration with stakeholders; and other pertinent content within the field.

12 – 1 pm BREAK
1 – 2:30 pm CULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE WORKPLACE: HOW IT IMPACTS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Speakers:  Elaine Angelo, Performance Consultant, ProKnowledge; Delphia Howse, D. Howze Solutions; Maureen O’Brien, President & CEO, NYSID; Raeshell Harris, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Cerebral Palsy of Long Island

Professionals in the staff development field will discuss the impact of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Panel conversations will include: defining culture at your agency; diversity and inclusion as part of employee training initiatives; and incorporating more stakeholders and programs in advancing these initiatives.

Wednesday, October 28
 10:30 am – 12 pm NYC BALLET WORKSHOP

Presented by Members of the NYC Ballet

We are happy to bring you this unique experience – a live Zoom workshop for participants and children from around the state.  Soloists from the NYC Ballet will lead a demonstration, teaching skills to those gathered via Zoom, that will result with everyone participating in a presentation at the end.  You won’t want to miss this.  If you’ve been lucky enough to see or participate in our NYC Ballet workshops in the past, you know what a good time this is.

12 – 1 pm BREAK
1 – 2:30 pm DATA AND DISABILITY HEALTHCARE DURING COVID AND BEYOND 

Speakers:  Scott Landes, PhD, Syracuse University; Dr. Vincent Siasoco, CMO, Metro Community Health Centers (MCHC); Dr. James Powell, CEO, Long Island Select Healthcare, Inc. (LISH)

This session will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with developmental disabilities and how agencies have handled it. Scott Landes, PhD, from Syracuse University will discuss the report “COVID-19 outcomes among people with intellectual and developmental disability living in residential group homes in New York State” that includes data provided by NYDA agencies, and Dr. Vincent Siasoco (MCHC) and Dr. James Powell  (LISH) will discuss the challenges they faced in working to keep a very vulnerable population safe.

2:30 – 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 – 3:45 pm STATION MD

Speakers:  Dr. Matthew Kaufman & Meghan Calichman, Station MD

StationMD will give a presentation on the future of telehealth and their relationship to our telemedicine grant.

 
Thursday, October 29
 10:30am – 12pm ADVOCACY TOPICS & A REVIEW OF 2020

Speakers:  Barbara Crosier, CP of NYS; William DeVoe, CP of NYS; Thomas Meara, Kivvit; Evan Sullivan, Ostroff Associates

Hear the latest on CP of NYS’ advocacy efforts on Affiliates’ behalf along with an update with our advocacy and PR consultants working with the statewide NYDA group.

12 – 1 pm BREAK
1 – 2 pm CLOSING MESSAGE AND 2020 AFFILIATE HONORS

Please join us as we honor the dedicated staff and leadership of our CP Affiliates for supporting people with disabilities through the ongoing COVID-19 and financial crises.