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2020 Keynote Speaker



Friday, March 6, 2020  ▪  Keynote Session  ▪  5:15 PM - 6:30 PM 


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Welcome - Liz Weintraub, Advocacy Specialist, AUCD,  

Liz is currently an Advocacy Specialist with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. She has a long history of leadership in self advocacy, and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full time member of the AUCD's policy team and also the host of Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All, where she attempts to make polices in accessible language so policy is accessible to all. Liz lives in Maryland with her husband. 



man with dark turtleneck, smilingKeynote - Patrick Schwarz, PhD

"From Disability to Possibility:   5 Keys to Achieving an Inclusive Life Womb to Tomb"

Dr. Patrick Schwarz is a dynamic and engaging professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education and Educational Leadership for all students. He is the President of Creative Culture Consulting LLC and Young Professor Emeritus at National Louis University, Chicago. He is the author of From Disability to Possibility®, You're Welcome, Just Give Him the Whale, Pedro's Whale and From Possibility to Success. His amazing colleague, Dr. Paula Kluth, co-authored three of his books. His new book is Reimagining Special Education: A Special Education Makeover Book. Patrick has presented, consulted and coached in school districts all across the world, impacting a significant number of schools with his progressive work. Patrick's professional mission is to promote education and human services that advance the status of people of all ages with diverse support needs. This will enable individuals to be successfully engaged, find meaning and be respected members of their learning, working and living communities.

Learn more about Patrick at http://patrickschwarz.com 



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