TESP Global Summit on the Education of Individuals with Disabilities

TESP Global Summit on the Education of Individuals with Disabilities

March 13-14, 2015
Loyola Marymount University

A Conversation About the Role of the Faith and Secular Communities Regarding Individuals with Disabilities

March 13, 2015

This community discussion with selected scholars, elected officials and education and community leaders discussed the role of the faith and secular communities regarding individuals with disabilities.

  • Íde Tyan, Principal of St. Declan's School, Dublin, Ireland (Jesuit school)
  • Sally Todd, Associate Superintendent, The Diocese of Orange
  • Dr. Jonathan Rothschild, LMU Chair and Associate Professor, Theological Studies
  • Robert O'Hara, Vice President, United Technologies
  • Joyce Bender, Founder, Bender Consulting Services
  • Steve Zimmer, Board Member, LAUSD
  • The Honorable Anthony Coelho
  • Dr. Vicki Graf



Welcome and Introductory Remarks

March 14, 2015

  • Dean Shane P. Martin, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Maureen Kindel
  • Dr. Vicki Graf
  • The Honorable Anthony Coelho



Session One: The Honorable Anthony Coelho – Introduction of Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights for the U.S. Department of State

March 14, 2015

Conversation between the Honorable Judith Heumann and the Honorable Tony Coelho about the movement to pass the ADA and events since its passage



Session Two: New Developments in Employment, Industry, and Placement

March 14, 2015

  • Dr. Ernie Rose, Director, LMU Doctoral Program and expert on Transition
  • Director Pat Shui, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • Robert O'Hara, Vice President, United Technologies
  • Joyce Bender, Founder Bender Consulting Services
  • H. Rutherford Turnbull III, Distinguished Beach Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas
  • Michael Waterstone, J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School



Session Three: Developments in Education to Prepare for College, Career and Independent Living

March 14, 2015

  • Dr. Magaly Lavadenz, Director, LMU Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)
  • Yvette King-Berg, Executive Director, Youth Policy Institute Schools, Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood
  • Commissioner Janet LaBreck, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Leonard Burello, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of South Florida
  • Dr. Marleen Pugach, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Dr. David Rodrigues, Professor of Education (Retired), University of Lisbon
  • Dr. Ann Turnbull, Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor Emerita,
    University of Kansas



Session Four: Town Hall Discussion – Changing Our Mindset

March 14, 2015

Moderator: Don Shalvey, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Transportation/Housing/Independent Living: Dr. Jane Doyle, Center for Independent Futures
  • Judiciary: Honorable David S. Cunningham III, California Supreme Court
  • Education: Dr. David Rodrigues, professor of education at University of Lisbon, Dr. Ilene Straus, Vice President, California State Board of Education

Conversation between Dean Shane P. Martin and The Honorable Anthony Coehlo

Personal Comment: Dr. Shawna A. Draxton, Executive Director, WISH Charter Schools