TN-NADD Conference 2020

From Our President

John Weston, President of TN-NADD

Dear Friends,

It is time for The Annual 2020 TN-NADD Conference!  The organization is looking forward to hosting another conference with our friends, sponsors, and industry leaders. This year’s theme is “Creating Dignity of Choice: Walking the Tightrope Between Risks and Responsibilities”  The objective is to educate and empower attendees to increase knowledge that can directly impact the IDD community in their daily independent environments.

THIS year’s keynote speaker is Leslie Walker-Hirsch, President and C.E.O. of Trinity Services. who will speak on “How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Sexuality and Intellectual Disability”.  Leslie Walker-Hirsch, IMEd, FAAIDD, is a Social Development and Sexuality Consultant.   She has been the driving force toward the final frontier for people with intellectual disabilities: Sexual Safety, Rights and Responsibilities. She is the co-creator of the CIRCLES ® Curriculum Series, a multimedia teaching tool designed especially to address the varied and unique learning styles of learners with intellectual limitations and developmental delays.

Please make plans to be with us on August 20, 2020

Keynote Speaker

 

Leslie Walker-Hirsch, IMEd, FAAIDD, is a Social Development and Sexuality Consultant. She has been the driving force toward the final frontier for people with intellectual disabilities: Sexual Safety, Rights and Responsibilities.

She is the co-creator of the CIRCLES ® Curriculum Series, a multimedia teaching tool designed especially to address the varied and unique learning styles of learners with intellectual limitations and developmental delays. CIRCLES ® is also an App for Ipad and other tablets. Leslie recognized early on that individuals living an included lifestyle would require the same kind of information regarding social and sexual expression and safety that all the typical members of their communities already had, but that obtaining those skills would require a manner of presentation that was meaningful and understandable given the idiosyncratic learning styles of those with ID/D. She has written numerous articles both in print and electronically, an award winning book, The Facts of Life…And More, (also translated into Korean) that serves as a useful tool for families and professionals and as a text for graduate students at The University of New Mexico who are taking the one-of-a-kind course she designed and teaches on sexuality and intellectual disability. Leslie has trained and consulted to families experiencing ID/D as well as groups of professionals in nearly all of the 50 states and numerous foreign countries to help them to rethink their understanding of sexuality and how it interfaces with intellectual disability. She has been called as an expert witness in both the US and abroad to educate lawyers and jurors before they reach a verdict to convict or exonerate agencies or individuals in criminal and civil cases. Leslie produces and funds a free electronic video newsletter that currently circulates to nearly 1,000 subscribers, including all members of the AAIDD IN group on social and sexual concerns, that has developed as an outgrowth of the AAIDD Special Interest Group that she founded amidst much controversy. She is the recipient of the AAIDD “Service to the Field” award for 2018.

Ms. Walker-Hirsch serves on the Medical and Clinical Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Society. She has 3 grown children and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband Bennett Hirsch and her dog Lobo!

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Before the Conference

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*ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE*

Thursday August 20

7:00am – 8:00am

Track 1 – Professional

Track 2 – Professional

Track 3 – Family/Educator

7:00am – 8:00am

Registration

8:00am – 8:10am

Welcome
John Weston, President TN-NADD

8:10am – 8:20am

Opening Statement
Marie Williams, TDMHSAS Commissioner

8:30am – 9:30am

Keynote Address 100: How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Sexuality and Intellectual Disability Leslie Walker-Hirsch

9:30am – 9:50am

Break

9:50am – 10:50am

101: DIDD Assessment and Stabilization Teams Bruce Davis

201: Addiction and the Brain: Understanding the Disease Mary-Linden Salter

301: The Facts of Life…and More: Social and Sexual Development Across the Lifespan Leslie Walker-Hirsch

11:00am – 12:00am

102: The Implications of Effective Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and Approaches on the Quality of Life for People with I/DD Dr. Jovanna Emerson and Tonya Copeland

202: Tools for Protecting the Vulnerable: Exploring legal mechanisms for providing support and protection, while providing for the greatest amount of autonomy Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs

302: Families Finding the Way Maria Smith and Jackie Rodrigez

12:00nn – 1:15pm

Lunch

12:45nn – 1:15pm

TN-NADD Annual Membership Meeting

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Plenary Address 103: If You Think You Can…#Powering Through Perceptions Taylor Duncan

2:15pm – 2:35pm

Break

2:35pm – 3:35pm

104“It’s Not When, But How” — Cannabis Legalization and Medical Uses Mary-Linden Salter and David Hairston

204: Social Boundaries: the CIRCLES ® Curriculum Leslie Walker-Hirsch

304: Supported Decision Making: Approaching Lauren Pearcy and Carrie Guiden

3:45pm – 4:45pm

105: Walking the Policy Tightrope Nathan Walsh, Lauren Pearcy, Crystal Hicks, Dr. Anna Cook

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