May 2-6, 2022 - Virtual via Zoom

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Friday - Morning Keynote - 9:00 - 10:30 AM

FK: Friday Keynote: Taking a Dive Into Deep Culture: The Transformative Power of Indigenous Pedagogy

Friday - Morning Session - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FA1: Supporting Multicultural Parents of Youth with Developmental Disabilities

Friday - Morning Session - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FA2: Lessons Learned About Caregiver Coaching and Telehealth

Friday - Afternoon Session A - 1:00 - 2:00 PM

FP1: The Transition Process: From Early Intervention Services to Age 3

Friday - Afternoon Session B - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

FP2: A Collaborative Approach-Supporting Limited-English Families: Care Teams, Families, & Interpreters




9:00 - 10:30 AM Friday - Morning Keynote

FK: Friday Keynote: Taking a Dive Into Deep Culture: The Transformative Power of Indigenous Pedagogy, presented by Martina Whelshula (bio), Swan Innovations LP, with Cree Whelshula (bio), Swan Innovations LP
For nearly a century Native American students have experienced the poorest educational outcomes in Washington state and nationally. These outcomes are deeply rooted in the hundreds of years of ongoing colonization; which includes the 150 years of public Indian education since the boarding school era. The emergence of neurobiology has shed light on what Indigenous people have always known; that culture is a protective factor and builds resilience in Indigenous children. This keynote presentation describes what deep culture is (beyond clothes, food, songs, etc.) and what happens in the brain and body when taught through a deep cultural context. Native American cultural values, practices and behaviors can enhance brain and epigenetic function which can supercharge learning experiences for all.

Age Group Addressed: All age groups

Who Should Attend: All

Learning Objectives:

  • Conference attendees should be able to understand the underlying root causes of poor educational outcomes for Native American students.
  • Conference attendees should be able to describe ways in which culture is a protective factor for Native American students.
  • Conference attendees should be able to explain how deep culture can enhance brain and epigenetic function for Native American students.

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday - Morning Session

FA1: Supporting Multicultural Parents of Youth with Developmental Disabilities, presented by Rachel Nemhauser, The Arc of King County
Raising a child with a developmental disability is a unique experience, and oftentimes requires specialized support from community professionals. Please join Rachel Nemhauser from The Arc of King County, along with a multicultural panel of parents of children with disabilities, as they explore their experiences, both good and bad, and the supports they need.

Age Group Addressed: All age groups

Who Should Attend: All

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the emotions and feelings that parent experience while raising a child with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Participants will understand the impact of culture and language on the experience of parents, and on the support they need.
  • Participants will walk away with concrete strategies for more effectively supporting parents of children with developmental disabilities.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday - Morning Session

FA2: Lessons Learned About Caregiver Coaching and Telehealth, presented by Jenn Black, A Step Ahead in Pierce County
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many early intervention practitioners to alter their service model from in-person direct provider to screen-based remote services. In this facilitated discussion participants will have the opportunity to discuss caregiver coaching strategies and implementation. Presenter Jenn Black will use audience experiences to exchange lessons learned, implementation challenges, strengths and strategies for the return of in-person services related to caregiver coaching (as described by Rush & Shelden, 2020) and telehealth.

Age Group Addressed: Birth to Age 3

Who Should Attend: Teachers, Therapists, Home Visitors, Family Resources Coordinators

Learning Objectives:

  • network with early intervention practitioners
  • participate in discussion about implementation of caregiver coaching practice via telehealth in response to pandemic
  • share challenges and strengths of caregiver coaching practice
  • generate ideas to maintain fidelity of caregiver coaching practice upon return to in-person service

This is an Intermediate session. Participants need to be early intervention practitioners during the pandemic (March 2020 to present)

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1:00 - 2:00 PM Friday - Afternoon Session A

FP1: The Transition Process: From Early Intervention Services to Age 3, presented by Whitney Stohr (bio), The Arc of Snohomish County, with Vanessa Allen (bio), DCYF, Darci Ladwig (bio), Informing Families, Michelle Williams (bio), Kittitas County Parent to Parent
For the parents and families of children receiving Early Intervention, the months leading up to a child’s third birthday can be filled with anxiety and confusion about what comes next. The transition process from Early Intervention is often misunderstood by families. This can lead to feelings of powerlessness, frustration, or lack of engagement in the process. However, family participation in transition is crucial if we are to create a transition plan that best meets the needs of the child. This presentation will provide families and caregivers with the information they need to better understand the purpose and timeline of transition and why their involvement in the process is so important.

Age Group Addressed: Birth to Age 3, Adults

Who Should Attend: Parents, Foster Parents, Relative Care Givers, Administrators, Therapists, Home Visitors, Family Resources Coordinators, Interested Professionals, Students

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a timeline of events for parents/families leading up to and through transition from Early Intervention services
  • Define key terms and explain the various steps of the transition process, such as Transition Conference, Transition Plan, IEP Evaluation, etc.
  • Explain the important role of parents/families in the transition process
  • Provide parents/families with the background information they need to feel more confident and prepared to engage in the transition process
  • Share the family perspective with FRCs and Early Intervention/School District providers so that they may better support parents/families in the months leading up to transition

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1:00 - 3:00 PM Friday - Afternoon Session B

FP2: A Collaborative Approach-Supporting Limited-English Families: Care Teams, Families, & Interpreters, presented by Sarina Murrell (bio), The Airplane Spoon
Effective communication between different languages naturally presents inherent challenges. This is even more true when supporting children who come from other home languages/limited-English families. Collaboration between the child, family, other members of the care/education team, and interpreters is critical. This course will provide insight to best practices for equitable services for all individuals (regardless of home language), how to best collaborate with families (directly and with interpreters), and how to educate ourselves on linguistic and cultural biases and differences to better inform our professional and individual approach to language diversity.

Age Group Addressed: All age groups

Who Should Attend: All

Learning Objectives:

  • -Explain the various components (quantity, dialect vs accent, cultural implications, etc.) related to our world’s and the US’ language profiles
  • -Self-evaluate biases & attitudes towards language differences
  • -Develop a plan to collaborate more effectively with interpreters and families

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