2022 DDPA Fall Conference Schedule

May 10, 2022 9:00 am - 10:15 am Main Room

Effective Strategies for Staff Recruitment and Retention

Our Greatest Challenge in this Century

Dr. Thomas Pomeranz President and CEO / Universal LifeStiles
May 10, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Main Room

Effective Strategies for Staff Recruitment and Retention

Our Greatest Challenge in this Century

Dr. Thomas Pomeranz President and CEO / Universal LifeStiles
May 10, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Main Room

Effective Strategies for Staff Recruitment and Retention

Our Greatest Challenge in this Century

Dr. Thomas Pomeranz President and CEO / Universal LifeStiles
May 10, 2022 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Main Room

Effective Strategies for Staff Recruitment and Retention

Our Greatest Challenge in this Century

Dr. Thomas Pomeranz President and CEO / Universal LifeStiles
May 11, 2022 8:45 am - 9:00 am Main Room

Welcome & Open Remarks

Brett Chancellor DDPA Board President & Executive Director at First Step, Inc. / First Step, Inc.
May 11, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am Main Room

Blowing up the Box

A Vision Beyond the HCBS New Settings Rule

Dr. Thomas Pomeranz President and CEO / Universal LifeStiles
May 11, 2022 10:45 am - 11:45 am Main Room

Cyber, Cyber, Cyber

Scott Anderson Executive Director / Forge Institute
May 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Adult/Children's Track

Estate Planning – Preserving Medicaid Eligibility

Harry Ehrenberg Co-Founder / The Special Needs Estate Planning Task Force
Margaret R. Ward, J.D. Attorney / Margaret Ward Law Offices
May 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Admin/HR Track

Turn Your Workplace into a Wowplace

5 Rules for Engaging Employees & Developing Rising Stars

Sandy Geroux, M.S. Leader / The Wow Place
May 11, 2022 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Adult/Children's Track

T.E.A.C.H.

Paul Lazenby Executive Director / State Manager / AECA / T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Program
May 11, 2022 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Adult/Children's Track

Oral Health & Access to Services

1st Checkup By First Birthday Flyer CHP Flyers Summer of Smiles English (2022) CHP Flyers Summer of Smiles Spanish (2022) Risk Assessment Handout Tool Presentation Handout

Vonda Nutt Oral Health Program Coordinator / ADH / OOH
May 11, 2022 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Admin/HR Track

HR's Role in Worker's Compensation

Danny Farmer BXS Insurance
Jill Johnson Vice President / Director of Worker's Compensation Claims & Risk Management Resources
May 11, 2022 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Adult/Children's Track

EIDT/ADA Partnership Model

Elizabeth Brown Therapy Manager / Sunshine School & Development Center
Tara Lee Petty Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Sunshine School & Development Center
May 12, 2022 8:30 am - 9:30 am Main Room

The Meaning of Meaningful

Sara Sherman Owner / Director / Provider Power Moves
May 12, 2022 9:30 am - 10:15 am Main Room

DDPA Updates

Annual Meeting/Legislative Updates

Larry Stang Executive Director / Developmental Disabilities Providers Association
WSG Consultants Robbie Wills, Bill Stovall, Rick Green, Dana Wills
May 12, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Main Room

DDS Updates

Melissa Weatherton DDS Director / Arkansas Dept. of Human Services