Friday, April 5  Adult Transition Summit
Saturday, April 6 • Main Conference
Portland Airport Holiday Inn


Friday, April 5th • Adult Transition Summit: College & Career Success for All • 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Opening Doors to Inclusive College Options

Receive a full day of information, advocacy, and partnerships for adult transition and post-secondary options for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the NW region.

The West Coast Think College Coalition, Think College NW Regional Hub Host, is invested in creating new college opportunities through collaboration and partnerships for students with I/DD in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and northern California.  

We invite higher education professionals, transition teachers and IEP case managers, DVR and DHS professionals, advocates, community, parents, and youths age 16 – 25 to join us in creating powerful, positive change!

Parent/Professional Track: Real Lives and Community

Youth Track: Why Not Me

Saturday, April 6th • Main Conference • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (check-in 7:45 AM)

Keynote Speaker LeDerick Horne: "Student Pride & Education Reform that Embraces Intersectionality & Equity"

Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

Special Guest Presenters

Stephanie Smith Lee: Senior Policy Advisor for NDSC
Ritu Chopra: Executive Director of The Paraprofessional Resource and Research (PAR2A) Center at the School of Human Development and Education, University of Colorado. 
Debra Hart: Director of the Education and Transition Team for the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts

Main Conference Schedule | Saturday, April 6

7:45 – 8:30 AM Check-in: Pick up registration packets in the main conference lobby
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome address from Premier Sponsor Portland Public Schools: Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendant
8:45 – 9:45 AM Morning keynote address presented by LeDerick Horne
9:45 – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 – 11:10 AM Session 1
11:10 – 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM – 12:30 PM Session 2
12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch, mingling, sponsor & partner thanks
1:30 – 1:40 PM Break
1:40 – 2:50 PM Session 3
2:50 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:10 PM Session 4
4:15 – 5:30 PM Closing remarks from Steven Holland: President; Angela Jarvis-Holland: Executive Director, NW Disability Support; special presentation by ABI's Social Justice Youth Program; evaluations and raffle
5:30 - 6:00 PM End of day celebration with music, cake, cash bar

K Plan Family Training

If you have skills training built into your K Plan, the All Born (In) Conference registration fee can possibly be covered through K Plan under ‘family training’. Call your case manager for more information.

NW Disability Support is an approved vendor for the All Born (in) Conference with Washington, Clackamas, Lane, and Multnomah Counties. If you are in an Oregon county outside that area, just let us know and we will send a vendor packet to you.

All Born (in) Conference 2019 Sponsors

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