November 7: Starting at 9 AM
November 8: Starting at 1 PM
LIVE on Zoom
PWCF’s Annual State Conference is going VIRTUAL in 2020! Join us from the comfort of your own home for this informative two-day event of LIVE presentations by leading PWS experts and professionals. Gain access to the most cutting edge PWS treatment and management strategies; network with other families and professionals during our Virtual Happy Hour; share your thoughts at our Virtual Town Hall; and more!
Attendees get access to the webinar recording until 12/31/20.
- PWCF Members: Dues Current in 2020* – NO CHARGE
- Non-Members: $25
Renew your membership when you register for the conference and receive $10 off your 2021 PWCF Membership dues!
- Individual 2021 PWCF Membership Regularly $40 – NOW ONLY $30
- Couples, Extended Family, Family Friends 2021 PWCF Membership Regularly $55 – NOW ONLY $45
- Professionals 2021 PWCF Membership Regularly $70 – NOW ONLY $60
*Please contact the PWCF Office if you need to verify membership status. firstname.lastname@example.org 800-400-9994
General Session Topics:
- Sleep Issues in PWS
- CalABLE Savings for Every Person with a Disability
- Maximizing Public Disability Benefits
- Research on Mobility and Muscle Function in PWS
- Special Education During the Pandemic
- Maintaining Regional Center Eligibility
- Parent Share Groups by Age
You won’t want to miss this informative conference!
Meet our speakers:
Althea Shelton, MD – Neurologist, Vanderbilt University PWS Clinic
Dr. Althea Shelton is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Vanderbilt University. She is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sleep and epilepsy disorders and the teaching of neurology residents and fellows. Dr. Shelton earned her Medical doctorate in 2004 at Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her Neurology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship with an emphasis in epilepsy in 2009 and then continued further training in sleep medicine with an emphasis in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee in 2011. She earned a Masters of Public Health from Vanderbilt University in 2016. She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008) and board certified in Sleep Medicine (2011).
Dante Allen – Executive Director, CalABLE
Dante Allen is the Executive Director for the California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) Board. In this capacity, he is overseeing the development and implementation of a savings program that will enable millions of people with disabilities to save up to $100,000 without losing vital state and federal benefits.
Prior to joining CalABLE, Dante served in a leadership role with the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity (OHE). There, he served as a key advisor to the deputy director of the OHE and developed communications strategy to promote the concepts of health equity. Prior to his role with OHE, Dante served in senior communications roles for organizations large and small, including the Chevron Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, and the St. Joseph Health System. A lifelong Californian, Dante received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis, and a master’s degree at The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication.
Jim Huyck – Consultant, Public Benefits Advocate
Jim has served the needs of the disabilities community for over 30 years. For the past 11 years he has assisted over 700 families and their family members with disabilities to navigate through Special Needs Trust matters and the various public benefits including SSI, SSDI, MediCal, MediCare, Regional Center, IHSS, CCS and Special Education. Jim’s experience includes being the Executive Director of Alta California Regional Center in Sacramento, Rehabilitation Counselor with the California State Department of Rehabilitation with a Regional Center caseload, and served as Associate Dean of Special Education for the San Diego Community College District. Jim earned his MBA degree from National University, a MA degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a BA degree in Psychology from UCLA.