Opportunities from Crisis - Designing a New Future

Tuesday, June 22 - (9:15 AM - 3:15 PM)  

9:15 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker - Survival of the Unfitted, Maysoon Zayid

Renowned comedian, actress, writer and disability advocate 

10:45 - 11:45 The Great Reset: Leadership Beyond the Pandemic, Professionals from Gallagher, Insurance Risk Management & Consulting

1:00 - 2:00 Embracing Technologies that Enable Amazing Possibilities, Dustin Wright, Founder of Disability Cocoon

2:15 - 3:15 Succession Planning - Before It's Too Late, Alex Bateman, Attorney, Ruskin, Moscou, Faltischek, PC

3:30 - 4:30 BONUS SESSION, Navigating and Strategizing on the Various Federal Relief Stimulus Programs,David Rottkamp, Grassi, Patrick Yu, Baker Tilly

4:35 PM Live Raffle Drawing

Wednesday, June 23 - (9:15 AM - 3:15 PM) - Education Day 

9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Speaker - Special Education in New York State: The Advocate's Perspective, The Honorable Shelly Mayor,

Chair, New York State Senate Education Committee

10:00 - 11:30 Special Education Policies for the new Congress and Biden Administration: Implications for Special Education Policy and Adbocacy,

Kuna Tavalin, Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor,

Council of Exceptional Children

12:30 - 1:30  Programmatic and Fiscal Updates - Future Directions for Providers - Suzanne Bollings and Phyllis Morris, SED

2:00 - 3:30 Fiscal Survival Startegies for Our Schools, Ken Cerini, Cerini & Associates, LLP and

Brian O'Reilly, BKD, LLP

3:40 PM Live Raffle Drawing

 Thursday, June 24 - (9:15 AM - 3:15 PM)

9:15 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Theodore Kastner, Commissioner, OPWDD

10:45 - 11:45 Topic to be defined, Mary Sowers, Executive Director, NASDDDS

1:00 - 2:00 Eliminating the Waiting List, Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc of the United States

2:15 - 3:15 Then, Now and Where We're Going: Medicaid Services, Kate Marley, Deputy Commissioner, OPWDD

3:20 PM Live Raffle Drawing

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