Douglas Education Service District




Therapy In Educational


April 12 & 13, 2018


Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA.

Judith Schoonover is an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. She is certified as an assistive technology professional (ATP) by RESNA and is a founding member of the Loudoun County Public Schools Assistive Technology Team. Judith has worked in schools for more than 40 years. She has authored articles and chapters and has presented on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition, literacy, and assistive technology nationally. She is the former vice president of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association and has served as the communication liaison for the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section. She has participated on several National Association of Directors of Special Education (NASDE) work groups pertaining to response to intervention (RtI), transition, and virtual schools. Currently, Judith represents AOTA on the National Joint Committee (NJC) for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities and participates on AOTA's Transition and RtI Work Groups.

Two-Four-Six-Eight, Helping Kids Participate!

With the right supports, all students can learn. Meaningful participation can be facilitated by altering access, content, materials and tools. Matching needs with “the right tool for the job” for students from cradle to career is a skill and a challenge. Determining supports and strategies that are 'least restrictive', implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices, or selecting needed assistive technology as a member of an educational team is an ongoing process. To build capacity of all stakeholders, it is important to work together, sharing effective practices about the use of a continuum of tools to enable optimal student learning outcomes. This workshop will provide an overview of resources to support student needs and provide participants with a digital toolkit to begin or continue that process.


For speaker and session information, please view details during registration.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 | Sign-in | Coffee and light Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 | Keynote
10:00 – 10:15 | Break
10:15 – 11:45 | Keynote continued
11:45 – 12:45 | Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 | Keynote continued
2:30 – 3:00 | Awards - Break
Judy Rowe Exemplary Therapist
Michelle Smith-Sullivan Assistant

3:00 – 4:00 | Keynote concludes

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Breakouts Sessions

7:30 - 8:00 | Sign-in | Coffee and light Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 | Session 1
9:30 – 9:45 Break | Exhibit Access
9:45 – 11:15 | Session 2
11:15 – 12:30 | Lunch | Exhibit Access
12:30 – 2:00 | Session 3
2:00 – 2:15 Break | Exhibit Access
2:15 – 3:45 | Session 4
3:45 - Day adjourns




Early bird registration deadline is March 22, 2018.

$245 two-day fee before March 22 ($265 after March 22)
$160 one-day fee before March 22 ($180 after March 22)

For questions on registration, please contact Cindy Doyle.
541-492-6610 or


Valley River Inn - Eugene
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

Click here for directions


$134 Single Rate | $134 Double Rate

Please call 541-743-1000 to reserve a room. Mention the TIES Conference.

Lodging does not include complimentary breakfast. However, there is a restaurant onsite. There will be a light continental breakfast available before the conference on both days.


TIES Conference certificates of attendance for 11.5 contact hours will be sent to attendees after the conference. This may be submitted to licensing boards for CEUs.

About Us
RSOI Coordinator:
Debra Fitzgibbons