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Wednesday, December 2 • 8:30am - 1:45pm
Understanding Inter-sectional Beliefs to Enhance Cultural Competency in Communities FULL

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  • 8:30 - 8:40 AM | Welcome Introductions by Jenny Stonemeier & Aaron Bishop

  • 8:40 - 9:40 AM | How Beliefs about Disability, Race, and Culture Influence Special Education Teachers' Retention - Saili Kulkarni

  • 9:40 - 10:40 AM | Experiences and Beliefs of Adolescents with Disabilities Who Identify as LGBTQ - Laurie Gutmann Kahn

  • 10:40 -11:10 AM Break 

  • 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM | Fierce Love: The power of stories to bring communities together - Susan Cushman, Abigail Braithwaite, Alicia, Delashmutt, Hope Sasek, Michelle Haines, Nicole Silverman

  • 12:10 - 1:10 PM | Using what we have learned to implement change. Facilitated by Mat McCollough, Natalie Holdren, Jenny Stonemeier, and Aaron Bishop featuring all workshop presenters. 

  • 1:10 - 1:45 | Q&A and Reflections 

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Natalie Holdren

Faculty, University of California, Santa Barbara
Inclusive Education, Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Literacy Instruction, Family-Professional-Student Partnerships, Post-secondary Education
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Jenny Stonemeier

Director of Education Policy, TASH
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Aaron Bishop

Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
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Susan Cushman

Family Support Director, UCP Oregon
As the Family Support Director for UCP Oregon since March, 2006, my work is to support families raising children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities that mimic CP. We provide newly-diagnosed packets, hold monthly parent support groups, organize family outings, and... Read More →
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Alicia DeLashmutt

Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative
The Founding Neighbor of Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, Alicia has over 16 years of community involvement as a disability inclusion and housing advocate. She is the proud mother of a fabulous and strong-willed teenage girl who experiences complex disabilities. Her daughter... Read More →
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Saili Kulkarni

California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Dominguez Hills

Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:30am - 1:45pm PST
Salon B 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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