"STATE OF THE STATES, STATE OF THE NATION: 2011"

A Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology in Challenging Economic Environments

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Westin Westminster Hotel, Westminster, Colorado

Agenda

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast Co-Sponsored By: The ARC of the United States and The National Council for Community Behavioral Health

8:30

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW OF THE CONFERENCE [pdf, 442kb]

David Braddock, PhD, Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System, Professor/Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Conference Theme: The state of the states and the state of the nation with respect to the economic challenges ahead for people with cognitive disabilities, their families and their caregivers, service providers, and legislators, and the role technology can play.

8:45

THE STATE OF THE STATES

William Pound, Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, Colorado

"What's Happening in the State Legislatures?" [pdf, 975kb] [video]

Nancy Thaler, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

"What's Happening in the States in Developmental Disabilities?" [pdf, 1.5mb] [video]

9:50

THE ECONOMICS OF ENOUGH: HOW TO RUN THE ECONOMY AS IF THE FUTURE MATTERS [pdf, 1.3mb] [video]

Diane Coyle, PhD, internationally acclaimed author of The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as if the Future Matters, published by Princeton University Press; visiting Professor at the University of Manchester Institute for Political and Economic Governance, UK; former economist at the UK Treasury Department; economics editor of The Independent and European editor of Investor's Chronicle; and Managing Director, Enlightenment Economics Consultancy, specializing in global and technological issues including the economic and social impacts of new technologies.

Brief Commentary: Implications for People with Disabilities
By Robert L. Metts, PhD, Economics Professor Emeritus

10:50

MORNING POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION SESSION

Selected interdisciplinary research projects involving CU faculty, graduate students, academic and commercial partners, and exhibitors.

11:30

STATE OF THE NATION IN DISABILITY

Moderator and Panelist: Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, United States Department of Education

Panelists:

K. Charlie Lakin, PhD, Director, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Sharon Lewis, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services

12:30

HOSTED ROUNDTABLES [pdf, 465kb]

1:30

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CLOUD COMPUTING

The discussion will be based on the Coleman Institute Pre-conference Roundtable, in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Law's Silicon Flatirons, a Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

Moderator and Panelist: Clayton Lewis, PhD, Coleman Institute Scientist in Residence, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Panelists:

Rodney Bell, Principal, ASSET Consulting, LLC " Adopting/Applying Systems, Software, and Engineering Technology"

William T. "Bill" Coleman III, Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities; Principal, Alsop Louie Partners, San Francisco, CA

Mark Emery, CEO, Imagine! Colorado

Dale Hatfield, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons, A Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado

Jenifer Simpson, Senior Director, Telecommunications & Technology Policy, for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

2:25

SELF-ADVOCATE AND PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES ON TECHNOLOGY

Technology Solutions for Employment, Health, Residential Services and the Challenge of Reimbursement

Moderator and Panelist: Ann Cameron Caldwell, PhD, Chief Research and Innovations Officer, The Arc of the United States

Panelists:

James F. Gardner, PhD, President and CEO, The Council on Quality and Leadership [CQL]

Ari Ne'eman, Founding President, The Autism Self-Advocacy Network; Member, President's National Council on Disability

Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO, Cardinal Cushing Centers; Board Chair, National Down Syndrome Society

Greg Wellems, Director, Smart Homes Initiative, Imagine! Colorado

Dustin Wright, General Manager, Rest Assured

3:15

AFTERNOON POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION SESSION

3:55

HIGHLIGHTS OF SELECT CU RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Highlights of projects from CU's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Advancing Cognitive Technologies [RERC-ACT II] funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research [NIDRR] and co-funded by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities.

Cathy Bodine, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Advancing Cognitive Technologies, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

4:15

"A RIGHT TO TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES"

Peter Blanck, PhD, JD, University Professor, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

5:00

CONCLUDING REMARKS: David Braddock, PhD