Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Note: We don't have the website for registrations up yet, but to help everyone plan, I can tell you the prices. We were able to keep it very close to the bone and hopefully super doable thanks to generous support by our sponsors (see sidebar to the right, and consider adding your organization!!). 
Early Bird: $125 Regular and $75 Student/Low Income (note that if you are low income we are not trying to make you show some kind of paperwork about it. People know their income.)

Last Minute: $150 Regular and $100 Student/Low Income (if you are a student or otherwise low income person who for obvious reasons doesn't want to pay $25 last minute fee, but can't get the money together early enough, just let me know ahead of time during the early bird time frame).
Not sure until we have the website built what will count as early bird, but really I think the whole rest of March at least. 
Next post will be about hotels. 

Oh. And. Our rooms at National Louis University are all outfitted with built in projectors on the ceiling. Be sure to bring a dongle if you are a Mac user, though, because the hookups are standard VGA format.
PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to our intrepid program coordination team of Jessica Bacon and Danielle Cowley, and to you who submitted awesome proposals!!

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
·       What Does it Mean to be a DSE Educator?:  Sara Wasserman and Susan Baglieri
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
·       Teachable Moments in Special Education Teacher Education: Toward Empowering Parents of Children with Disabilities: Chris Hale
·       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 
·     Disability and the Built Environment - Nathan Wobbe
·       Spirits of Another Sort: Jan Valle
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, 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 Liebowitz
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
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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