Together We Can Learn Conference Is On September 28, 2019!

Good Afternoon

Please share the following information with your staff, parents and anyone who cares for or about children/youth who have disabilities and/or special health care needs. We are super excited to share information about our Sept. 28, 2019 Together We Can Learn Conference in Overland Park.

Whether your child or a student you serve or support has a disability and/or special health care need, the challenge of navigating disability services can be overwhelming. Finding ways to keep the focus on each student’s strengths, interests and passions can be challenging. Given the right tools, resources and support and working together we can help children/youth reach their dreams for a good life.  The Together We Can Learn Conference is the perfect opportunity for parents, transition age youth and professionals to gain information, inspiration, resources and to network with others who share similar journeys.

Together We Can Learn Conference September 28th in Overland Park

Opening Keynote

From Disabilities to Possibility: 5 Keys to Achieving an Inclusive Life – One of the keys to achieving an inclusive life is building on each individual’s fascinations, passions and interest areas. Patrick will explore new ways of using these areas as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate and improve learning. – Dr. Patrick Schwarz, professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education

Breakout Sessions 

Afternoon Keynote

Addressing Adventuresome Behavior While Keeping the Dignity of All Intact – Both a person-centered, authentic, functional approach to assess behavior and a problem-solving process will be applied to combine components of the very best user-proven behavioral support strategies. – Dr. Patrick Schwarz

Closing Keynote

Channeling Your Inner Gumby – Each of us face challenges in daily life. Some are faced with increasingly difficult circumstances; loss, loneliness, isolation, violence and uncertainty can cause us to question or rattle our confidence, undermine our ability to make meaningful connections, distort our character and make coping difficult.  – Lee Stickle, Director of Kansas State Department of Education’s Technical Assistance Support Network (TASN) Autism & Tertiary Supports and School Mental Health Initiative –


  • Parent, relative or foster parent of a child with a disability and/or special health care need – $30
  • Youth with a disability (14-21 and attending high school) – $20
  • Professional – $40
  • Others – $40


A limited number of parent scholarships are available through Families Together, Inc. Parents should call (785) 233-4777 or 1-800-264-6343 or [email protected] to request a scholarship. Scholarships cover registration, lunch and conference materials.

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Thank you for helping get the word out.

Leia Holley

Conference Coordinator and Family Resource Specialist

Families Together, Inc.

(785) 233-4777