Monday, March 23, 2015

Finalized Program

Program: Second City Disability Studies in Education Conference 2015
Tuesday, April 14th (12:00pm –  8:00pm)
12:00                       Registration Opens
1:00-2:15              Concurrent Sessions 1
1A. Neurodiversity/Neuroqueer in Disability Studies in Education
·       The Place of Neurodiversity/Neuroqueer in Disability Studies in Education:  Phil Smith, Elizabeth Grace, Zach Richter, Susan Song, and Stephanie Ban
1B. Transforming Teacher Education through Disability Studies
·       Connecting Disability Studies in Education to Social Foundations: Breaking Through to  Mainstream “Special” Education: Christie Routel
·       A Cultural Exploration:  Identity & Disability Literacy: Linda Ware
1C. Riding the Third Wave from Transition Planning through Adult Living
·       Establishing Community in the Third Wave of DSE:  Lessons from an Independence Narrative: Amy Boelé
·       Critical Issues for the Third Wave of Disability Studies in Education: Doris Fleischer
·       Self Advocacy and Self Determination for Youth with Disability and their Parents During School Transition Planning: Eva Rodriguez
·       Assessing Opportunities in a Technology Center for Non-traditional Students in Special Education: Jennifer Wolf and Robert Anderson
2:30-3:45              Concurrent Sessions 2
2A. Critical Perspectives of Disability Policy on School Practice
·       CCSS Alignment with IEP Goals: Another Way to Create Winners and Losers in School: Maggie Bartlett, Amy Otis-Wilbor and Nancy Jean Sims
·       Where is the Special Needs Coordinator? The Position of the SENCO in the Support of Teachers: Inge Van de Putte
·       State Continuum Policies and their Relationships to Access to General Education Contexts for Students with Intellectual Disability: Julia White and Meghan Cosier
2B. Lessons Learned from Empowered Parents of Children with Disabilities
·       Crossing Thresholds with a Child with a Disability: Elisabeth De Schauwer
·       Pitfalls and Pratfalls in Navigating the Educational System with a Focus on Competence and Inclusion: Jane Strauss

2C. The Continued Fight Towards Communication Rights for All: New Directions and Understandings 
·       Communication [Still] Under Fire: The Role of Disability Studies in Education in the Fight for Communication Access, Equity and Choice: Christy Ashby, Eunyoung Jung, Katherine Vroman, and Casey Woodfield
·       Disney Dialogues: No Sidekick Left Behind: Telory Davies Arendell
·       Meaningful Communication for Individuals with Autism: From Disability Rights to Current Effective Practices: Fernanda Orsati and Renee Starowicz
·       Examining Communication Competence through the Classroom Interactions of a Preschool-Age Child with Autism: Laura De Thorn, Julie Hengst, Hillary Valentino, and Stephanie Russell
6:00-8:00              Opening Event
Awards: TBA
Evening Panel:
·       Honoring the Work of Steven J. Taylor: Combining Scholarship and Advocacy in the Service of Social Justice: Deanna Adams, Jessica Bacon, Douglas Biklen, Alicia Broderick, Danielle Cowley, Christopher Kliewer, Janet Sauer, Linda Ware, and Julia White
Wednesday, April 15th (9:00am – 8:00pm)
9:00-10:15           Concurrent Sessions 3
3A. Old Theories, New Directions for Disability Studies and Education
·       The Third Wave of Disability Studies in Education:  Radicalizing “Dis/Ability” and Radicalizing “Education”: Alicia Broderick
·       Disability Capital: Applying Bourdieu to Equity Concerns in Transition and Family Involvement: Zach McCall
·       High-Tide: Riding the Wave of a Structuralist Perspective in Disability Studies: Amy Tepper Karolewicz
3B. Evolving and Promoting Universal Design for Learning for Inclusive and Just Classrooms
·       Universally Designed Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Attending to Intersection of Dis/ability, Race, Class, Gender, and Language Differences: Federico Waitoller & Kathleen King Thorius
·       Universal Design for Learning, Youth Fictions and More: Exploring Ways to Support Teacher Candidates in Developing Perceptions of Disability and Knowledge in Teaching: Xiuwen Wu
·       The Time is Now: Why Universal Design for Learning is the Ticket to Inclusion: Anne Zavell
3C. Possibilities Opened Through the Integration of Arts and Design with Disability Studies and Education
·       What’s So “Special” about Theatre Art?  Or, Making Choices to Include People with Disabilities an Ordinary Act: Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah
·       Pedagogues Becoming Designer - A Possible Marriage between Disability Studies and Design Thinking: Katrien De Munck
·       Spirits of Another Sort: Jan Valle
·       Disability and the Built Environment: Nathan Wobbe
3D. Metaphors of Border Crossing
·       Refugees, Immigrants, Ambassadors, and Double Agents: Employing Metaphor to Conceptualize Our Lives as Border Crossers between Disability Studies and Special Education: Terry Jo Smith, Elizabeth Dejewski, Elizabeth Grace, Kathy Kotel, Tom Porter, Tom, Xiuwen Wu, and Kate Zilla
10:30-11:45        Concurrent Sessions 4
4A. Enacting a Disability Studies in Education Framework for K-12 classrooms
·       Analyzing School Cultures and Determining Dynamics: A “Devil’s Advocate” Meets “Agony Aunt” Approach: David Connor
·       “Is Disability Studies in Education an Applied Field?” The What, Why and How Differentiating as DSE Practitioners is Our Fate: Andrea Dinaro, Suzanne Stolz, and Heath Brosseau
·       Troubling (Already) Murky Waters: DSE and Initial Teacher Education in One Program in Aotearoa New Zealand: Missy Morton and Letitia Fickel
4B. New Research Methods and the Future of Disability Studies Research
·       Troubling Qualitative Interview Methods: Thoughts on Creating Accessible Narrative Spaces: Danielle Cowley
·        “This is called layering, and yes, it’s totally valid [sic]!”(Remember when you told me this, when we first talked after I submitted the paper for class?? I was so unsure of E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.) : A Research Story: Lauren Fontaine and Amy Petersen
·       Conducting “Inclusion” Research between the Waves: Carol Gill and Larry Voss
·       Mazzeï and Jackson’s ‘Thinking with Theory’(2012) and its possible implementation for Disability Studies in Education: Geert Van Hove and Dominiek Porreye
4C. A Third Wave of Disabled Activism
·       Towards a Practical Disability-Centric Model: Nancy Armstrong-Sanchez
·       When Letters and Phone Calls Get Lost in the Shuffle… Disability Activism Turns to Video: April Coughlin
·       Nothing About Us Without Us:  Bringing Disability Culture Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom: Cara Liebowtiz
4D. Disability Studies in Education as a Tool for Transforming Undergraduate Student Identity
·       Disability Studies in Education as a Tool for Transformation of the Self and Teaching: Brianna Dickens, Mariami Reamy, and Emily Nusbaum
·       How Have We Never Learned About This Before? Undergraduate Student Reactions to Learning about Disability and Inequality: Brian Grossman
·       The Autobiography of Ability: Conceptual Understandings of Intersectionality among In-service Special Education Teachers: Kate McLaughlin
11:45-1:00           LUNCH
1:00-2:15              Concurrent Sessions 5
5A. A Disability Studies in Education Lens in the College Classroom
·       Activism in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through a Disability Studies Lens: Mikela Bjork and Kylah Torre
·       Questions, Questions, Questions: Using Problem-Based Learning to Infuse Disability Studies Concepts into an Introductory Secondary Special Education Course: Laura Eisenman and Marissa Kofke
·       Toward An Awkward Debate Pedagogy: Disclosure, Flexibility and the tyranny of mandatory reciprocity: Zach Richter
·       What Does it Mean to be a DSE Educator?:  Sara Wasserman and Susan Baglieri
5B. Embodying Disabled Identities
·       “Cause I Just Want to Be Myself:” Identity and School Experiences of Adolescents with Disabilities who Identify as a Sexual or Gender Minority: Laurie Gutmann Kahn
·       The Discursive Relationships between Passing as Able-bodied and “Learning Differences” among High School Dyslexic Students: Aubry Threkhold
·       Archetypes of Identity in Disability: Nathan Wobbe
5C. Taking “Presume Competence” into the Third Wave
·       My Educational Journey: Marrita Jenkins
·       Transgressive Acts?: Claiming the Presumption of Competence: Christopher Kliewer and Amy Petersen
·       A Recipe for Success: Active Ingredients of Presuming Competence: Fernanda Orsati and Carrie Rood
5D. Embodied Pedagogy
·       “I don’t understand what you mean”:  Enacting a Disability Studies Framework through Embodied Pedagogy: Mara Sapon-Shevin
2:30-3:45              Concurrent Sessions 6
6A. How Ideologies and Policies Converge in Inclusive Education  
·       The Irony of School “Choice” in the New York City High School Application Process: A Systemic Interrogation of Inclusion: Jessica Bacon
·       Collateral Damage: Students with Learning Disability and the Neoliberal Education Marketplace in New Zealand: Colin Gladstone
·       No Stone Left Unturned: Exploring the Convergence of New Capitalism in Inclusive Education: Federico Waitoller and Elizabeth Kozleski
6B. Narrating the Third Wave
·       Neuroqueering the Exclusive Inclusion Classroom: Chris Bass
·       The Impaired Self:  Treading the Psycho-Emotional Third Wave of Disability Studies in Education: David Feingold
·       The Language Inside: Chronic Illness, Poetry, and Stepping Outside of the Body: Adam Henze and Leslie Rowland
6C. Systemic Inequities and the Institution of Special Education
·       Disability, Race and the Illusion of Educational Equity: Michael Quaintance
·       Cuts Both Ways: Ableism, Racism and the Systemic Violence of Special Education: Gregg Beratan
·       The Overrepresentation of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System:  A Closer Examination of Due Process and the Role of Special Educators: Kelli Bracken and Phil Smith
6D. Intersections of Disability Studies and Education and Inclusion in the Third Wave
·       Investigating Factors Related to Access to General Education Contexts for Students with Intellectual Disability: Meghan Cosier and Julia White
·       The Chopped Challenge: Deconstructing Education: Lynn Gallagher and Lynn Albee
·       From Precious to Raucous: Can an “Inclusive School” Join the Next Wave of DSE?: Amy Hanreddy
·       Accountability for Inclusion: Critical Disability Studies as a Point of Resistance: Lauren Shallish and Ashley Taylor

6-8           Closing Event: TBA

Town Hall Meeting


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