2022 IHD Evidence for Success HYBRID Disability Conference
JUNE 20-21, 2022
Scottsdale Hilton Resort and Villas – Map
The Institute for Human Development (IHD) at Northern Arizona University and the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Evidence for Success Hybrid Disability Conference.
Our annual multi-faceted Disability Conference is now back to IN-PERSON (with virtual participation options)!
Focusing on innovative, evidence based approaches to issues affecting persons with disabilities, our conference integrates three of Northern Arizona University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) project areas:
- American Indian / Alaska Native Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
- Assistive Technology
- Innovative Practices in Disability Disciplines
About This Year’s Conference:
- 2-Day IN-PERSON Conference (with limited content available for VIRTUAL participation)
- Keynote presentations from ACL Commissioner Jill Jacobs, UCEDD Liaison Jack Brandt, and Disability Advocate Emily Ladau.
- JUNETEENTH recognition programming led by community and civil rights advocate Floyd Galloway.
- 45+ breakouts sessions focused on the most current topics in the fields of Disability and Assistive Technology
- Featuring nationally recognized speakers Shelley Haven and Mo Buti, along with numerous local and regional experts
- Wide range of disability related topics including Education, Employment, Transition, AAC, American Indian Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS), ICT Accessibility, Adaptive Recreation, Adapted Video Gaming, Plain Language, Virtual Reality for Social Skills Development, and so much more!
- Four 75-minute sessions each day on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, July 21, 2022 — with 6 concurrent session options per time-slot (2 of them available virtually, live in real time).
- Earn up to 12 CE credit hours during the 2-day conference
- Northern Arizona University Continuing Education (CE) certificates
- CRCs available
- NOTE: The 16 sessions that will be live-streamed virtually will also be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for a limited time after the conference (for registered and paid conference participants ONLY).
Back this year! Our vibrant in-person Exhibit Hall, featuring assistive technology and disability services organizations.
- Networking opportunities, optional reception and tour of Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, raffle prizes and more!
Two Registration Options:
(Early-Bird rates ending 5/20/2022)
$199 – Full Conference IN-PERSON Registration
- All general sessions + choice of 45+ breakout sessons focused on the most current topics in the fields of Disability and Assistive Technology
- Exhibit Hall featuring assistive technology and disability services organizations
- Breakfast & lunch Included both days
- Networking, optional Tour & Reception at Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, Raffle Prizes, and more!
$50 – VIRTUAL Conference Registration (limited session options only)
- All general sessions + choice of 16 breakout sessions which will be presented live in real time (and include virtual attendee participation)
Hotel Room Rate is $99/night (includes resort fees)
Special discounts are available for school-based staff.
AIVRS Staff are invited to participate in an AIVRS Rehab Academy June 22-24. There is no charge for this meeting.
We look forward to having you join us!
Featured Speaker(s)Emily Ladau Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. Her writing has been published in outlets including The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice, and HuffPost and her first book, Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally, was published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in September 2021. Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, from the U.S. Department of Education to the United Nations. Central to all of her work is a focus on and harnessing the power of storytelling as a tool for people to become engaged in disability and social justice issues.