Thank you to those who joined us for the 2022 Endless Possibilities conference!

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. The conference 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.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of our fabulous presenters who have graciously agreed to make their recorded sessions available here.

2022 Endless Possibilities: Effective Family Engagement Honoring Diversity for Successful Partnerships

Key Note Session: Lifestyle Design: How I Built My Family’s Healthcare and Education Village
Presenter: Lola Dada-Olley, is is a mom, wife, attorney, TEDx speaker, writer, advocate, and podcast host. In 2020, Lola launched her podcast, titled “Not Your Mama’s Autism,” chronicling her family’s multi-generational autism journey from inception, her brother’s autism diagnosis in 1989, to the present-day health care and education related needs of both her children..

Breakout Sessions (Access handouts, recordings and additional materials from all breakout sessions here)

  • Rise of the Advocate/Self-Advocate: Advancing Your Why
  • Addressing Conflicts Effectively: Collaboratively Navigating Challenging Conversations
  • Dispute Resolution Options for Families and Schools
  • Systems Approaches to Family and Community Engagement
  • Overcoming Obstacles – Family Engagement Stories
  • Engaging Families Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • A Tenacious Population: Supporting Foster Youth
  • Speaking from the Inside of Disability
  • Culturally Responsive Practices for Engaging Native American Families
  • It All Starts with Hopes and Dreams: Parent-Teacher Home Visits
  • Models of Strong Family-School Partnership Practices
  • Engaging Families through Equitable Virtual Education

2021 Endless Possibilities: Successful Transitions

Key Note Session: Creating a Roadmap for Inclusive IEPs and Transition
Presenter: Dan Habib, is an award-winning filmmaker and a project director at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

Breakout Sessions (Access handouts, recordings and additional materials from all breakout sessions here)

  • ACTION! Effective Practices in Transition
  • DVR: Thinking and Rethinking Possibilities During Times of Change and Transition
  • College and Career Ready IEPs and Transition Back to In-Person Learning
  • Completing a Successful Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP)
  • We Don’t Have to Return to “School as Usual”: Culturally Responsive Practices to Improve Outcomes for Students with IEPs
  • Helping Teens Get the Health Care They Need and Deserve
  • COVID-compelled change: Post-traumatic Growth at the Intersection of Identity and Life Transitions
  • Including Health Care Transition into the PTP and IEP
  • Panel – Life Skills Program Options
  • Panel – Post-Secondary Education Program Options
  • Self-Care Sessions: How to Forgive in an Unforgiving World
  • Fall Into Gratitude and Joy: It’s That Easy!
  • Panel of Post-Secondary Education Program Options

2020 Endless Possibilities Conference: A Closer Look at Invisible Disabilities

Key Note Session: Navigating Unfamiliar Spaces with an Invisible Disability
Christina Irene is a diversity and empowerment author and speaker who teaches invisible disabilities 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.

Breakout Sessions (Access handouts, recordings and additional materials from all breakout sessions here)

  • Communicating About Hidden Disabilities: Tips and Tools
  • Mental Health & Verbal De-escalation Training
  • Compassion Resilience
  • 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
  • Supporting Neurodiversity
  • Success Stories Panel
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying Prevention: Creating Supportive and Responsive Environments to Address Bullying