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8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast


8:15 – 9:00 AM: Special Round Table Discussion: HCBS Transition Updates from the Utah Department of Health

Kevin Bagley, Bureau Director, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing

Ballroom C

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Opening Session

Olmstead and the Promise of the Home and Community-Based Settings Rule

Elizabeth Edwards, Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program


10:00-10:15 AM: Break

10:15-11:15 AM: Breakout Sessions

Introduction to the HCBS Settings Rule

Mary Anne Davies, DLC

Plaza Suite C

Practical Tips for Supporting People with Multiple Disabilities

Dr. Deborah Bilder, Medical Director, Neurobehavior Home Clinic;
Jeff Skibitsky, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Alternative Behavior Strategies

Plaza Suite D

Best Practices in Residential Settings: How to Avoid Barriers and Pitfalls to Inclusion

Elizabeth Edwards, NHelp;
Laura Henrie, Supervising Attorney, DLC

Plaza Suite E

11:15-11:30 AM:Break

11:30-12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions

Integration for School Aged Children

Dr. Matt Jameson, Program Coordinator- Severe Disabilities, Assistant Professor, Special Education, University of Utah

Plaza Suite C

Breaking the Routine: Defining Meaningful Integration for Adults

Dr. Tim Riesen, Utah State University, Department of Special Education
Madison Jorgensen, HCBS Waiver Consumer and Advocate
Linda Jorgensen, Parent and Advocate

Plaza Suite D

Self-Advocacy for Consumers

Dr. Matt Wappett, Executive Director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University

Plaza Suite E

12:30-1:00 PM:Lunch


1:00-1:45 PM: Keynote

Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor, Administration on Community Living


1:45-2:00 AM: Break

2:00-3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

Introduction to DSPD Services

Jennifer Gee, Program Administrator, Division of Services for People with Disabilities

Plaza Suite C

Obtaining Assistive Technology for Integration

Elizabeth Edwards, NHeLP
Nate Crippes, Staff Attorney, DLC
Justin Fry, Occupational Therapist

Plaza Suite D

Best Practices in Non-residential Settings: How to Avoid Barriers and Pitfalls to Inclusion

Tricia Jones-Parkin, Employment Program Administrator, DSPD
Dustin Erekson, Executive Director, CTA

Plaza Suite E

3:00-3:15 PM: Break

3:15-4:00 PM: Closing Session

Coordination of Services to Support Competitive Integrated Employment

Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor, Administration on Community Living
Tricia Jones-Parkin, DSPD
Leah Lobato, Vocational Rehabilitation