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Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Fall 2017 Conference

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Duluth-Downtown

200 West 1st Street

Duluth, MN 55802

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Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Fall 2017 Conference


Navigating the Future Together



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Pimentel, Sr Partner at Milt Wright & Associates

Read more about Richard Pimentel at: http://www.miltwright.com/_richard_pimentel/index.htm

Watch the trailer for the movie Music Within based on the life of Richard Pimentel: https://youtu.be/xpWs04Gsx-U



Lodging Information

Individuals may call the Holiday Inn directly at 218-722-1202 and ask for MRA conference block to make reservations.

Single/Double Room: $129.99/per night

Hotel Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017

If rooms are needed after that date please contact mraconferences@gmail.com



Pre-Conference starts Wednesday, September 20th at 12:00pm




Navigating the Future Together

Minnesota Rehabilitation Association

Fall 2017 Conference

Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Duluth


Wednesday, September 20th—Pre-Conference

11:30am-3:00pm

Registration - Great Lakes Ballroom

12:00pm-4:15pm

Pre-Conference

Lake Superior/Huron

Assistive Technology: Top Tech Picks for Reading, Writing, & Organization Supports

Tina Hansen, Assistive Technology Specialist, Pacer Center

Sarah Giffen-Hunter, Assistive Technology Specialist, Pacer Center

Reading, writing and organizational skills are essential not only in school but in the workplace. When a disability creates a barrier to developing these skills, assistive technology can help. In this session, participants will learn what assistive technology is and how to consider assistive technology for students. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning with technology that supports reading, writing and organization.

2:00pm-2:15pm

Break/Snack

4:30pm-5:30pm`

MRA Board Meeting - Lake Michigan

5:45pm-7:30pm

Dinner with the MRA Board

Green Mill

Canal Park

340 S Lake Ave #1, Duluth, MN 55802

**Dinner is at your own expense.

**Shuttle service available for Holiday Inn & Suites guests. Arrangements have been made for the shuttle to begin at 5:15 and continue as needed. Please meet in the hotel lobby.

**Access to Canal Park is available via the skyway and is about a ten minute walk (short walk outside at the end). Skyway Map

Thursday, September 21st

7:00am-3:00pm

Registration - Great Lakes Ballroom

7:00am-8:00am

Breakfast - Great Lakes Ballroom

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome

8:15am-9:45am

Keynote Presentation

Great Lakes Ballroom

The Role of Consumer Self-Advocacy in Vocational Rehabilitation

Dr. Richard Pimentel, Sr. Partner Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.

With the advent of the disability civil rights movement it has become both important and expected that persons with disabilities learn and develop the skills to self-advocate for themselves. Richard Pimentel will explain the role of self advocacy in the success of the disability rights movement and the development of the original ADA and the ongoing role of training young persons with disabilities on how to self-advocate. He will explore the emergence of a new and successful generation of young persons with disabilities who use the skills of self advocacy to navigate the waters of reasonable accommodation, making their needs known and assisting other in making changes to accessibility that benefit everyone. Participants will become familiar with the developing importance of self-advocacy in the disability culture. They will be able to identify the key aspects of self-advocacy and be able to integrate these concepts into their counseling practices.

9:45am-10:00am

Break

10:00am-11:30am

DHS/VRS Employment First Collaboration

Erie/Ontario

Linda Wolford, Interagency Coordinator, Disability Services Division

Bekah Kaufenburg-Satre, Youth in Transition Specialist, DHS
Chris McVey, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, VRS

Amanda Jensen-Stahl, Rehabilitation Program Specialist, VRS

Objectives: Overview of the new DHS waiver employment services and implementation strategy; Understand the coordinated efforts between VRS and DHS to connect people to employment; Elements to consider when determining funding options for employment services between VRS and waiver employment services. Department of Human Services (DHS) Disability Services Division and DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) are working collaboratively to increase the number of people with disabilities working in competitive, integrated employment. Join staff from DHS and VRS for a brief overview of the new DHS employment services. This session will include time for discussion and questions and to increase your understanding of this collaborative approach.

10:00am-11:30am

Worker’s Compensation 101

An Overview of Benefits & Rehabilitation Practice

Lyric II-III

Tom Saby, MS, CRC, QRC Rehabilitation Consultant-self-employed

If you do not know much about worker’s compensation, here is a chance to learn. This presentation will explain the basics of the workers compensation system, the benefits the injured workers receive and rehabilitation practice as a QRC in the workers compensation system. Mr. Saby will also address working relationships with other professionals.

10:00am-11:30am

Reflections on 2013 Law Changes to Job Development within Job Placement Services: An Open Forum Discussion

Lyric I

Kari Terwey, Palmer Lake Placement
Laura Tykeson, QRC Tykeson Vocational Services

MASPPR Sponsored

An open forum discussion on how the 2013 law changes have reshaped how job placement services are provided. From determining when to start job placement services, to how best to request service extensions. This session is focused on discussing what has worked and what hasn't thus far.

11:30am-12:30pm

Lunch - Great Lakes Ballroom

12:00pm - Student Poster Board Setup & Preview - Great Lakes Ballroom Hallway

12:30pm-2:00pm

Self-Advocacy Tool Box

Erie/Ontario

Dr. Richard Pimentel, Sr. Partner Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.

Richard Pimentel will introduce key issues for successful self-advocacy to persons with disabilities and introduce training dynamics and techniques being used in the new advocacy training for persons with disabilities “ Without Limits”. Participants will become familiar with best practice self-advocacy training for youth and adult consumers with disabilities. They will be given training tools for self-disclosure than can be incorporated into their consumer interview preparation.

12:30pm-2:00pm

MN Career Information Systems (MCIS)

Lyric II-III

Dorothy Wolf, MCIS Training Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

MCIS is dedicated to serving students/clients with a variety of alternative needs and settings. Bring your own device and follow along while we highlight the site to see how it can meet the needs of students and clients in your programs. The site includes straightforward language, easy-to-follow navigation, Minnesota-specific information, and clear choices. The version also includes the capacity to develop individual portfolios and customize checklists to help users map their career and education choices. Also learn how you can better serve transition students from various high school settings with advisory accounts for MCIS.

12:30pm-2:00pm

Clinical Options for Injured Workers: A multi-modality; multi-disciplinary approach to treating injured workers
Evolution & Outcomes of Spinal Rehab

Lyric I

Gina Paseka, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)

Todd Ginkel, Physician’s Diagnostic & Rehabilitation (PDR)

MASPPR Sponsored

When a worker gets injured, what are your best options to get them back on the road to recovery? We will discuss different high quality, conservative care clinical options that are available for patient’s to get back to work and back to living their life as quickly as possible.


2:00pm-2:15pm

Break


2:15pm-3:45pm

The End of Professionalization in the Era of WIOA?!

Erie/Ontario

Dr. John W. Lui, PhD., MBA, CRC, PVE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is upon us. With the new performance indicators, are credentials like CRC or LPC still needed; is graduate level of education in the rehabilitation-related fields still necessary; and what are the implications to ethical clinical practice in vocational rehabilitation? This interactive session will attempt to create a dialogue amongst rehabilitation administrators, educators and practitioners. (Ethics CEUs)

2:15pm-3:45pm

Growing Motivational Interviewing Skills

Lyric II-III

Sonia Vinnes

This workshop will focus on advanced application of Motivational Interviewing skills for the vocational rehabilitation professional. This includes deepening skills of engagement and evocation, decreasing and managing discord, and eliciting and strengthening change talk.

2:15pm-3:45pm

Injured Workers: Reliable Diagnosis & Spine Surgeries at Work

Lyric I

Dr. Daniel W. Hanson, President & Spine Surgeon at Minnesota Spine Institute

MASPPR Sponsored

Dr. Hansen will talk about how to reliably diagnose pain and the spine surgeries that will get the patients back to work quicker.


4:00pm-5:00pm

DIVISION MEETINGS

JPD - Lyric II-III

MASPPR - Lyric I

MRCEA - Lyric Conference Area

VEWAA - TBD

ARTS - TBD


5:15pm-10:00pm

Dinner/Awards/Networking - Great Lakes Ballroom
* Following dinner and awards is the Student Poster Board Presentations - Great Lakes Ballroom Hallway


Friday, September 22nd

7:00am-9:00am

Registration - Great Lakes Ballroom

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast - Great Lakes Ballroom


8:30am-10:00am

The Ethics of Technology Use in Rehabilitation

Erie/Ontario

Dr. John W. Lui, PhD., MBA, CRC, PVE

This interactive presentation will provide the participants with an awareness of the ethical issues that surround the routine use of technology in rehabilitation practices (private and public sectors), and in identifying applicable ethical guidelines/standards for ethical practice. (Ethics CEUs)

8:30am-10:00am

Succeeding in College, Graduate School, and Life with a Brain Injury

Lyric II-III

Holly Kostrzewski

Despite sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at age 18, Holly has been successful in college and in life. With her positive attitude, faith, determination, and hard work, Holly has beaten the odds. Holly is the founder of HUGS: Helmet Use and Grab your Seatbelt a brain injury education and prevention program for children and Hope Humor and Inspiration a motivational speaking and brain injury education. She is ready to discuss daily living, the highs and lows of a brain injury, grief and trauma in daily living, dating with a brain injury, seizures, and feminine issues related to brain injury and trauma. To date, Holly has reached over 200,000 people with her message of hope, inspiration, and education.

8:30am-10:00am

What Makes Orthology Different?

Lyric I

Jonathan Reynolds, PT, Ph.D.

MASPPR Sponsored

This session will touch on the true cost of workplace injuries along with a general overview of who Orthology is and what makes them different. Job Site Analysis, FCE’s, Ergonomic Analysis, Work Conditioning, and case studies will also be covered.


10:00am-10:30am

Break/Snack/Networking

Lyric Conference Area


10:30am-12:00pm

Growing Motivational Interviewing Skills

Erie/Ontario

Sonia Vinnes

This workshop will focus on advanced application of Motivational Interviewing skills for the vocational rehabilitation professional. This includes deepening skills of engagement and evocation, decreasing and managing discord, and eliciting and strengthening change talk.

10:30am-12:00pm

The Power of Vision

Lyric II-III

Kristina Jensen

Nothing is more powerful as motivation than helping people craft a vision of the life that they would love. When someone begins to desire the vision of what they want for their life more than the current conditions of their lives, amazing things can and do happen. Through hands-on exercises asking you to create a vision of the life you would love, you will learn how to walk your clients through this life-changing process. You will walk away with a toolbox including: two essential keys for tuning into your purpose, simple thinking-strategies that will guard you (and your clients) from fear, doubt and worry; the number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream and how to stay motivated and override it; the one critical thing you (and your clients) must give up to reach your dream.

10:30am-12:00pm

TBD

Lyric I

MASPPR Sponsored



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