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2017
Our presentation is our story. We share our journey from DJ’s diagnosis at the age of three to where we are today. Dj discusses his Imagifriends of Imagiville and the lessons they teach and how he is using his art to raise Awareness and Acceptance for all those with Autism and Disabilities. We share our “Journey Together.”
2017
When Vance Kanell was very young, doctors informed his parents of the likelihood that their son would never walk, speak, read or write.   At that moment, Vance’s parents faced a choice; would they accept the limitations the diagnoses placed on Vance, or would they seek support and believe that through early intervention their son could defy expectations and live a life without limitations.  Using Vance’s story, the presenters will discuss the role that early intervention plays in supporting the entire family on their journey of acceptance and support of all of their children, from the... more
2017
Often in our lives as families and providers we face unusual challenges.  These moments, though troubling at times, can be exactly what we need to discover creative ways to support each other and our children with delays and disabilities.  Janice will share powerful stories of her family’s quest to shift the unusual into the possible as they raised and supported their 32-year old son, Micah with an intellectual disability.  She will explore why stories matter and how, when we listen deeply to each other, partnerships can be strengthened and creativity can be unleashed.  Janice's stories... more