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12augAll Day13Making History 2021: The Idaho Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services Event Organized By: Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:Online
The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and
The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. The conference attracts over 700 participants from Idaho and surrounding communities.
Training sessions provide the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.
Key Note Speaker: Chris Ulmer
Chris Ulmer is the founder of the leading neurodiversity movement, SBSK (Special Books by Special Kids). Chris travels the globe meeting friends with a diagnosis and sharing their stories on social media. He believes that when we take the time to hear someone’s story and view life from their perspective, we learn and grow as humans making the world a better place. Together Chris and the SBSK community are promoting conversations on acceptance and inclusion around the world.
Key Note Speaker: Haley Moss
Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and made international headlines for becoming as the first documented openly autistic attorney admitted to The Florida Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Criminology.
Haley is a renowned visual pop artist and the author of “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About” and “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About.” She also illustrated and contributed to the anthology “What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew.” Her writing about autism, neurodiversity, and disability has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, FastCompany, Mic, Bustle, and others. Haley also co-hosts the Spectrumly Speaking podcast, which is dedicated to women on the autism spectrum.
Haley has been featured in major media such as the TODAY Show, Forbes, CNN, USA Today, Yahoo!, People, to name a few.
She currently serves on the constituency board for the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Board of Directors for Different Brains.
august 12 (Thursday) - 13 (Friday)