Speaking Engagements

Prior Speaking Engagements:

Local

  • Goodwill Industries- ERS Program for the Deaf-Blind, San Antonio, Texas
  • Fort Sam Houston Paraprofessional Organization: San Antonio, Texas
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, Texas
  • Department of Human Resources/Foster Care Programs, San Antonio, Texas
  • Northside Independent School District Department of Transportation, San Antonio, Texas
  • North East Independent School District Department of Transportation, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Independent School District Department of Transportation, San Antonio, Texas
  • Southside Independent School District Department of Transportation/support staff, San Antonio, Texas
  • Education Service Center, Region 20
  • Baptist Children’s Home, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
  • Sunshine School for the Deaf
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
  • Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
  • Independent School Districts: Alamo Heights, Comal County Schools, Schertz-Cibolo, East Central,
  • San Antonio, Southside, South San, Southwest, Harlandale, Edgewood, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland,
  • Randolph, North East, and Northside
  • Schools in the Archdiocese; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, St. Pius X Catholic School,
  • St. Anthony Learning Center
  • Laurel Heights United Methodist Church Weekday School
  • Boysville, Converse, Texas
  • YMCA of San Antonio, Prime Time Programs
  • Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Inc.
  • San Antonio Restaurant Association
  • San Antonio Police Department (SWAT Team)
  • Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
  • San Antonio Youth Center
  • Northside Association of Elementary Administrators
  • School of Grounds Management Summer Conference, 2016
  • McNay Museum Docents, 2018
Regional

  • Victoria, Gladewater, Garland, and Fort Bend, Independent School Districts Departments of Transportation
  • CENTEX Chapter, Texas Association for Pupil Transportation
  • MHMR Opportunities Center, Kerrville, Texas
  • Nueces County MHMR, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas
  • Houston Lighthouse for the Blind, Houston, Texas
  • PSJA Service Center, McAllen, Texas
  • Texas Child Protective Services/Foster Care Programs, McAllen, Texas
  • Callier Institute for the Hearing Impaired, Dallas Texas
  • Nightingale Rehabilitation Center, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Commission for the Blind, Austin and Tyler, Texas
  • Texas Universities; Texas Tech, Texas A&M, University of Texas at Tyler, Southwest Texas State, Trinity University, Sam Houston State University, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Educational Diagnosticians’ of the Golden Spread, Amarillo, Texas
  • Texas Association of Vocational Coordinators
  • Independent School Districts; Abilene, Alief, Alice, Amarillo, Aransas Pass, Asherton, Bay City, Beaumont, Belton, Boerne, Booker, Borger, Brownsboro, Brownfield, Bryan, Buna, Calallen, Caldwell, Calhoun County, Carrizo Springs, Canyon, Canutillo, Clint, College Station, Comfort, Corpus Christi, Cuero, Cypress-Fairbanks, Dalhart, Deer Park, DeKatur, Denver City, Diboll, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Fabens, Fort Bend, Fort Stockton, Frisco, Gatesville, Gladewater, Galena Park, Garland, Goliad, Goldthwaite, Goose Creek, Hamilton, Jarrell, Houston, Katy, Kaufman, Kenedy, Killeen, Lampasas, Lamesa, La Vernia, Levelland, Livingston, Lubbock, Lufkin, Lumberton, Magnolia, Marshall, Marfa, Mathis, McCamey, Merkel, Mesquite, Midland, Monahans, Natalia, Nederland, Odessa, Orange Grove, Palacios, Pampa, Panhandle, Pearsall, Perryton, Plano, Plainview, Pleasanton, Poth, Port Neches, Robstown, Sabine, San Diego, San Elizario, Skidmore/Tynan, Socorro, Spearman, Sunray, Taft, Terrell, Tenaha, Texhoma, Texline, Tuloso-Midway, United, Uvalde, Van, Victoria, Van Vleck, Waco, Weslaco, West Hardin County Consolidated, Winnsboro, Woodsboro, Wharton, and Ysleta, Yorktown
  • Education Service Centers; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • TEPSA Winter Conference, Fort Worth, Texas
  • University Landscape Managers of Texas Association Conference, ‘04,’06, ’07, ‘10
  • Texarkana College, Division of Continuing Education
  • Bee Community Action Agency, Head Start
  • Brain Expo. 2005, Austin, Texas
  • Brush County Services Inc. Winter Growth Conference
  • Bay Area Association Educators of Young Children Conference
  • Academy of Teachers for Young Children Conference, ’10, ‘13
  • Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Corpus Christi Day Home Association ’11, ‘13
  • Texas Association of Pupil Transportation 2008 Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Texas Turfgrass Association 2008 Conference, Galveston, Texas
  • Shekinah Radiance Abundant Life Schools, La Marque, Texas
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
  • Texas State Autism Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas-‘10, Houston, Texas-‘11, Austin, Texas-‘12
  • Plainview Texas A&M, Plainview, Texas ‘11
  • Brush Country Co-op, 2013
  • 2014 Annual Autism Conference, (Keynote), Laredo, Texas
  • Texas Landscape Managers Association Conference, Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Eastwood Knolls Annual Parent Conference, El Paso, Texas 2012, 2014
  • Education Service Center, Region 5, Behavior Institute, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Education Service Center, Region 17, Paraprofessional Conference, 2015, 2016
  • Bynum School, Midland, Texas 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, RRR Conference, 2015, 2017
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Staff Development Week, Conference, (keynote/breakouts) 2016, 2017
  • Socorro Independent School District Para-Professional Conference, 2017
  • Academy for Teachers of Young Children, Lubbock, Texas 2017
  • Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers Conference, Frisco, Texas, (keynote/breakout) 2018
  • ESC-19 Border Conference, (keynote/breakout), El Paso, Texas 2018
  • ESC-18 Behavior Conference, Odessa, Texas, June, 2018
  • Magnolia ISD, Transportation Conference, August, 2018
  • Frisco ISD, Transportation Conference, August, 2018
National and International
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho
  • National Association of Homes for Children
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Hilton/Perkins Foundation, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • PDAS-San Francisco, California
  • PLATO Learning Inc.
  • The Association for the Severely Handicapped – Denver, Co., San Francisco, CA., and Chicago, IL.
  • Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Overbrook School for the Blind, Overbrook, Philadelphia
  • The Conklin Center, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired
  • State Departments of Education; Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, and Utah
  • Oregon Services for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness, Teaching Research, Portland, Oregon
  • Texas Restaurant Association
  • Coastal Academy, Kingsland, Georgia
  • National School Conference Institute
  • National Council of La Raza, Washington D.C.
  • Fresno Independent School District, Fresno, California
  • New Jersey Association for the Deaf and the Blind
  • Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind
  • New Mexico School for the Deaf and Blind, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • New Mexico Deaf-Blind Services, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Utah School for the Deaf and Blind, Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah (2015, 2016)
  • Utah Learning Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
  • Utah Downs Syndrome Foundation
  • SKI*HI Institute, Logan, Utah
  • Utah Parent/Family Training Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (2013, 2015)
  • Utah Personnel Development Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (2013)
  • Utah School Districts; Alpine, Granite, Davis County, Tooele, San Juan, Jordan, Ogden, Logan
  • Idaho Council of Developmental Disabilities, Boise, Idaho
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • National Conference & Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers, Louisville, Kentucky, Little Rock, Arkansas, Indianapolis, Indiana, Orlando, Florida
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools Department of Transportation, Fishers, Indiana, (2012, 2014, 2018)
  • Synergy Conference, Dublin, Ohio, (2016)
  • Littleton Public Schools, Department of Transportation, Littleton, Colorado
  • State of Utah Autism/Asperger Conference, Ogden Utah
  • Kansas City, Missouri Department of Transportation Association
  • Kentucky CCBD 2005 and 2008 Institute, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation, (MAPT), Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Courage to Risk Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Special Needs Transportation Conference, Access=Success, Grantville, Pennsylvania
  • Save and Civil Schools Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon (2009) Portland, Oregon (2010)
  • 15th Annual California Para-educator Conference, Sacramento California (2012)
  • National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (2013)
  • Clarence School District Department of Transportation, Clarence Center, New York
  • North Penn School District, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Denver Public Schools Department of Transportation, Denver, Colorado
  • Pennsylvania Bus Transportation Association, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
  • 30th Annual National Paraprofessional Conference, San Antonio, Texas (keynote)
  • IDEA 2013 Leadership Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Building Partnerships…Working Together, 2014 Parent Conference, Jackson, Mississippi
  • PIC 2014 Parent Conference, Casper, Wyoming
  • Pave a Better Tomorrow 2014 Parent Conference, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Utah School for the Deaf and Blind PIP Family Conference, 2014
  • Pac Rim 30th Annual 2014 International Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • PEP’s 1st Annual Conference on Disabilities, Guam, 2014
  • Palau Parents Empowered Conference on Disabilities, Koror, Palau, 2014
  • 9th Annual Symposium About Children and Young Adults with Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, 2014
  • 12th Annual Partnering for Progress Conference, Columbus, Ohio 2014
  • Parent Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014
  • 2015 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, March, November, 2015
  • AECMN/APHOES Conference, Duke University, April 2015
  • Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bethel, Alaska, September, 2015
  • Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Columbus Ohio, March, 2016
  • The Ohio Center for D/B Education Annual Parent Retreat, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center April, 2016
  • South Dakota Parent Connection Dare to Dream Conferences, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Rapid City, 2016
  • Professional Grounds Management Society State Conference, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, May 2016
  • National School Transportation, MSBOA Summer Conference, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, June, 2018
  • Van Buren Intermediate Schools, Lawrence, Michigan 2018
  • University of Nebraska Kearney Community Early Childhood Conference, Kearney Nebraska, 10-2018

Recent Speaking Engagements:

January:

  • El Paso ISD
  • Education Service Center, Region 19 PBIS Conference, El Paso, Texas

February:

  • Ector County Schools, Odessa, Texas
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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