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Guiding Families Through Challenging Times

A Virtual Conference for Families and Professionals Who Support Students with Disabilities

Sponsored by WI FACETS - Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, UW-Whitewater and Southern Regional Center - CYSHCN.

Friday, August 4, 2023 | 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST

Limited to 300 registrants.

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2023 TBA Soon!

2022 Speaker Lola Dada-Olley, Keynote

Lola Dada-Olley is a mom, wife, attorney, TEDx speaker, writer, advocate and podcast host. In 2020, Lola launched her podcast, titled “Not Your Mama’s Autism”, chronicling her family’s multi-generational autism journey from inception, her brother’s autism diagnosis in 1989, to the present-day health care and education related needs of both her children. In 2021, Lola started her column, titled “The Caregiver’s Chronicles”, where she writes about her journey as a lifelong caregiver and the considerations parents like her must make while striving to achieve her own goals and dreams in the process. In 2021, Lola also gave a TEDx speech, titled, “Your Path is Your Purpose”, where she talked about how a series of seemingly disjointed events led her to where her present-day purpose lies today.

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2023 Session TBA Soon!

  • Rise of the Advocate/Self-Advocate: Advancing Your Why
  • Speaking from the Inside of Disability
  • Dispute Resolution Options for Families and Schools
  • Systems Approaches to Family and Community Engagement
  • It All Starts with Hopes and Dreams: Parent-Teacher Home Visits
  • Engaging Families Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • A Tenacious Population: Supporting Foster Youth
  • Addressing Conflicts Effectively: Collaboratively Navigating Challenging Conversations
  • Models of Strong Family-School Partnership Practices
  • Overcoming Obstacles - Family Engagement Stories
  • Culturally Responsive Practices for Engaging Native American Families
  • Engaging Families through Equitable Virtual Education

Cost Information


  • Conference Registration: $30*
  • CEU: Additional $20 fee (optional)

Fee covers instruction and access to the sessions. The CEU fee includes Continuing Education Units.  

Course Credit: Current UW-Whitewater Graduate students seeking graduate credit please contact Shannon Stuart before registering at  Non UW-Whitewater students seeking graduate credit please contact School of Graduate Studies before registering at

*Parent Scholarships:  Parent scholarships are available to cover conference registration.  Contact Chris Stagge with questions, (877) 374-0511 or (414) 374-4645.

Sponsorships & Discounts Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship from thier employer to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your employer gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received a discount/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No refunds are available for this event. All cancellation requests must be submitted to

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Register Online

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Registrations accepted online until  Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration. Please have the answers prior to registering:

  • Participant details: Registrant name, address, county, phone, email, gender identity, race, ethnicity, job title, years experience, how did you hear about the event, accommodations/comments, I understand the cancellation/refund policy
  • Event Specific: Participant type, are you a UW-Whitewater student, school district with which you are connected (work or home district), parents only: what is the disability of your child and what is the age of your child, I have met the minimal technology requirements to participate in this event, and I understand CES is not resposible for trouble shooting technology software

Participant Type: Parent of a child with disabilities, Teacher – Special Ed, Teacher – General Ed, Educational Assistant,  Therapist,  Administrator, Professional – Other

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Additional Information

Check In

Registrants will receive a website link in the email confirmation, after registering for this event.  This website gives access to registrants to pick the sessions they wish to attend.   Contact if you do not receive a confirmation. 

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • A reliable internet connection 
  • If you have an external microphone or webcam, plan to use them, but these are not required.

    Web Ex will be the hosting platform for this event.  Sessions may be recorded.  Meeting links for joining your select sessions will be available a week prior to the event.  We will email you and provide the link to access sessions.   We will be tracking registrants attendance and providing to WI FACETS. Tracking will include a list of those that attended a session and how long they were in attendance.

    Questions or need help before or on the day of the event? Please call 262-472-3165 or email

    We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

    If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

    By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


    Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

    Event Schedule

    8:00 am Open Session for Tech Trouble Shooting - Link available one week prior to event
    8:00 am Welcome
    8:45 am Keynote Address
    10:00 am Break
    10:15 am Breakout Sessions 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D
    11:30 am Lunch Break
    12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D
    1:30 pm Break
    1:45 pm Breakout Sessions 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D
    3:00 pm Conference Concluded

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