Evidence for Success Disability Conference
June 7-9, 2020

We-Ko-Pa Resort
and Conference Center

Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, AZ

Call-for-Presenters Is Now CLOSED

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What We Are Looking For:

The 2020 Evidence for Success Conference reflects the individual projects and collaborative endeavors in disability disciplines at NAU’s Institute for Human Development (IHD).  To that end, we are seeking presentations that emphasize innovative, evidence-based approaches to issues affecting children and adults with disabilities across the broad areas of assistive technology, community inclusion, education and employment.

Within these overarching categories, we welcome presentations that address a continuum of more specific sub-topics such as Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE), High Leveraged Practices in Special Education, cultural diversity, abuse and neglect, use of restraints and seclusion, Native American Vocational Rehabilitation practices, augmentative communication, AT in education and employment, accessibility and universal design, etc.

We are interested in sharing and learning ways of putting effective, evidence-based approaches as well as more formal research outcomes into practices that result in improved services, supports and outcomes for persons with disabilities across the life span.

Proposals are due by Monday, January 13, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status in early February.

Presentation Formats:

The conference provides multiple formats for sharing and learning.  Options include professional development pre-conference workshops, general conference mini-workshops, concurrent presentations or panel sessions, roundtable discussions and posters.

  • Professional Development Pre-Conference Workshops (Sunday June 7th) are full-day (6 hours) or half-day (3 hours) events with specific learner outcomes of increased knowledge and skills. Sessions should include substantive depth in exploring the topic, include opportunity to apply new knowledge, and result in tangible next steps for the participants.
  • Mini Workshops during the general conference (Monday or Tuesday June 8th and 9th) are 150-minute (2 ½ hour) sessions that combine a formal presentation with demonstration of a skill, implementation strategy or tool (i.e. checklists, rating systems, assessment, analysis tools, etc.). Presenters should plan to incorporate one or more activities that demonstrate the new skill, strategy or tool in practice.
  • Presentations or Panel Presentations are 75 minutes sessions designed to build knowledge, challenge thinking and prompt discussion, and should allow for at least 15 minutes of discussion.
  • Roundtables are 60-minute sessions that begin with a short (15-20) minute presentation and are followed by 30-45 minutes of discussion and feedback. Roundtable leaders should be prepared with targeted questions to engage and extend the conversation.   Roundtables are an ideal format for network and in-depth conversation on a specific topic.
  • Posters are graphical representation of a topic. Posters provide an opportunity to describe a topic, share an approach to addressing the topic, and illustrate results when the approach is applied.

 Please click here for the online submission form.

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For questions, contact Jill Pleasant at jill.pleasant@nau.edu