Schedule of Events
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10:00 - 10:45 A.M.
Keynote Panel Presentation: "Yesterday’s Vision / Today’s Reality"
Join us for a complimentary breakfast and keynote panel discussion with self-advocate and parents of adult children with disabilities. Discussion will center on how these families have navigated the reality of life after high school, and how today compares with what they envisioned when their children were still in school.
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Visit with a variety of Exhibitors providing services and resources for people with disabilities and their families.
11 - 11:45 A.M.
Breakout Session 1:
"Sexuality Health and Puberty"
Information to help parents and youth develop supportive bonds during the physical and emotional changes brought on by puberty, and techniques to promote sexuality health, safety, proper hygiene and preventative care. By Dr. Michael J Parker, PhD, Senior Clinical Director, and James Turnage, My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
12:15 - 1:00 P.M.
Breakout Session 2:
"Interest Lists - The Place To Be!"
Information about the HCS, TxHmL, and CLASS waiver lists. Learn what they are, how to get on them, and why you do not wait to get on the list!
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Dr. Michael J Parker, PhD
My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
Dr. Michael Parker is Senior Clinical Director of MHMR Tarrant Disability Services and Director of IDD Eligibility. He chairs the DS Clinical Team and belongs to a variety of agency committees. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Northwestern University, holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Fisk University and obtained his doctorate in School Psychology at Texas Woman’s University. He has 40 years of experience in private practice, community-based settings, such as Child Study Center, and the school districts Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD. His preferred populations included individuals with emotional, intellectual and behavioral issues. Professionally he enjoys consultation, supervision, program development, and public speaking. Dr. Parker is a former adjunct with the University of North Texas. He has been interviewed by CNN, NBC and CBS news as well as quoted extensively in Time Magazine. He contributed to writing the Texas HHS Commission’s Determination of Intellectual Disability: Best Practice Guidelines. Dr. Parker is a licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and a certified mediator.