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Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association
Annual Training Conference

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JULY 15-17, 2014
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center, 6808 South 107th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74133

Questions? Call (405) 951-3579 or (800) 569-7974

Tuesday, July 15th

1:00 p.m. - General Session

  • Opening & Welcome, Tracy Brigham, MBS, LPC, ORA President

2:00 p.m. - General Session

  • Move Beyond Your Boundaries, Vail Horton, Keen Healthcare, Portland, OR

6:30 p.m. - Poster Sessions and Evening Reception

Wednesday, July 16th  

8:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. - General Sessions - To Be Announced

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • The World of I-Pad Accessibility, Rob Carr, Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Accessibility Coordinator
  • The Fork in the Road:  Choosing a Different Plan When Plan “A” Doesn’t Work:  How do you Handle Plan “B”.  Grace Jordan, MS, Bonesha Bruner, MS, BHRS, Valyncia Thompson, MS, CRC, LPC (candidate) and Emanuel Lewis, MS, MBA, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

11:30 a.m. - Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • What Do We Know & What Do We Need to Know About Minority Youth at Risk, Dr. Philip Lewis, CRC, LADC (Candidate ) Professor & Dr. Dytisha Davis, CRC, Professor, Langston University – Tulsa Campus
  • ADA Updates, Jim Sims, Professional ADA Consultant
  • Possible Selves…Giving Hope to Persons Struggling with Mental Health Issues, Dr. John Sassin, PhD, CRC, Professor, Langston University, Sassin & Associates

2:00 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m.  - Breakout Sessions

  • Challenging Conversations You Need to Have, Nancy Hurst, HR Program Manager, OK DRS Transition and Kim Osmani, Transition Coordinator OK DRS
  • I’m Okay. Are You?, Norma Goff, RN, MS, Goff Consulting
  • Empowering Individuals with Mental Illness: The Gateway to Dignified Independence, Chrissy Whiting, Clinical Director, Sassin & Associates

3:30 p.m. - Break

3:45 p.m. - General Sessions

  • Good or Great?, Corey Wilson, Former OU Football Player

Thursday, July 17th  

8:00 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Professional Ethics – submitted for 3 hour Ethics

12:00 p.m. - ORA Awards Luncheon

1:45 p.m - ORA Full Board Meeting

3:30 p.m. - Adjourn