Who should attend? Parents/guardians, self-advocates, educators, related-service providers, administrators, diagnosticians and anyone involved with individuals with disabilities.
2016 will mark the Grand Finale of the Dare to Dream conference.
Register today for the final Dare to Dream Conference. Registration Deadline Friday, October 7th!
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Rapid City
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Dare to Dream 2016 conference will offer a keynote presentation, breakout sessions, luncheon, and vendor area - all for $25. CEUs available. A limited number of travel and childcare stipends are available to individuals with disabilities and family members to support attendance.
Featuring Watertown (SD) native Steve Heidenreich. While training in track and field at an International level in Bloomington, Indiana, Steve was hit by a drunk driver. He went from having a 90% chance of making the 1976 Olympic team to a 5% chance of living. Left with the mental age of a two year old, Steve battled back from traumatic brain injury to earn three Masters' Degrees, and become a successful coach and special education teacher. His is an amazing story of community, family, commitment and persistence. Steve's mission is to inspire others who have encountered setbacks and unexpected turns of events.
Luncheon Address: Success is in Stride - Reliable Steps in Bouncing Back from TBI
Featuring Jo Mascorro, M.Ed. Author, outstanding national speaker with 30 years of experience in education, and independent consultant who provides training throughout the nation in areas specific to behavior intervention practices, communication strategies, parenting skills, and programming for students, including those who experience severe/profound disabilities (birth-adult).
Breakout: Working with Parents, Teachers and Others: A Team Approach
Loved it! So funny and informative.
Really great! Learned new and better phrases to use.
Loved it! Many applications for all kids, not just kids with special needs.
Loved all the real life examples. Made great points. Very engaging.
Clear details, useful immediately.
An excellent presenter for service centers and educators at all levels, preschool through secondary education.
Featuring Dr. Wayne Duehn, national lecturer, trainer, and consultant with more than 40 years of experience in social work, sexual health and safety. Duehn is Professor Emeritus of Social Work, School of Social Work at the University of Texas in Arlington.
Took an uncomfortable topic and got people to talk and share, not easy! A conversation that needed to happen.
Good topic. Great Presenter.
Refreshing to have a real in-depth conversation about a difficult and often private topic.
Loved the videos and the open discussions.
In 2002, "Together We Can" was the focus of the first Dare to Dream conference. And, together, we did.
Six conferences spanning 12 years were conducted across the state. We gathered in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish and Aberdeen to celebrate and support one another. And during those 12 years, opportunities blossomed for self-advocates, families, and professionals to learn and socialize with their peers.
Whether you are new to Dare to Dream or a veteran, we look forward to seeing you in 2016 to celebrate the Dare to Dream legacy!