SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 6, 2021
Endless Possibilities 2021: Successful Transitions
The Endless Possibilities conference is an annual event coordinated by WI FACETS, in collaboration with Wisconsin DPI, UW-Whitewater, WSPEI and other family support/disability organizations. This year the conference will be virtual and provides a full day of training from experts on various topics connected to special education for families of students with IEPs and the professionals who support them.
Keynote Speaker: Dan Habib
Keynote Presentation: Creating a Road Map for Inclusive IEPs and Transition
Dan's Breakout Session: Action! Effective Practices in Transition
Dan Habib (pronounced “Habeeb”) is the creator of award-winning documentary films including his most recent film INTELLIGENT LIVES, and his previous documentaries WHO CARES ABOUT KELSEY?, MR. CONNOLLY HAS ALS, INCLUDING SAMUEL (which focuses on his own son Samuel, who has cerebral palsy), and many other short films on disability-related topics.
Habib and his films have been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered,” People magazine, “Good Morning America,” and Education Week.
In 2012, Habib received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and in 2013 he received the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.
In 2014, Habib was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities—a committee that promotes policies and initiatives that support independence and lifelong inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
More conference details coming soon!
Information from Past Conferences:
2020 Endless Possibilities Conference: A Closer Look at Invisible Disabilities
Hosted August 7, 2020 at UW-Whitewater
Key Note Session: Navigating Unfamiliar Spaces with an Invisible Disability
awareness for corporations, colleges, and community groups. Her travels have taken her to all 50 states and
20 countries, contributing to her passion to empower everyone to not only be ourselves, but to be the
best versions of ourselves – independent, inspired, and making remarkable contributions to our
communities and the world.
Communicating About Hidden Disabilities: Tips and Tools
Mental Health & Verbal De-escalation Training
Breaking the Phonics Code for Struggling Readers
Mental Illness and Support
Basics of Autism within Special Education
Making Sure Your 504 Plan is Not Invisible
Success Stories Panel
A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying Prevention: Creating Supportive and Responsive Environments to Address Bullying
2019 Endless Possibilities Conference: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
Hosted August 2nd, 2019 at UW-Whitewater
Key Note Session: Impossible to Possible: My Journey from Special Ed to Ph.D
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson, author of "Dr. Dyslexia Dude" spoke about his journey from Special Education to Ph.D and the experiences that shaped his identity as a scholar.
Access handouts and additional materials from all breakout sessions here
Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading and Spelling
Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia or Struggling Readers
DPI Specific Learning Disabilities in Wisconsin
Using Wisconsin Social and Emotional Competencies to Support Student IEP Development
Reading Drives Achievement – Wisconsin’s Approach to Results-Driven Accountability
Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline
Preparing for Work and/or College after High School through Transition Planning
Building the Foundations for Literacy through Music, Movement and Play
Literacy Resources from DPI
Using Visual Resumes to Increase Employment Outcomes
Helping Reluctant Adolescent Readers Build Reading Confidence
Compassion Resilience Toolkits for Schools, Healthcare, Community and Caregivers