Dr. Paula Kluth (Keynote Speaker)
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Paula Kluth as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Accessibility Summit! A consultant, author, and advocate, she works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with special needs and create more responsive and engaging educational experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. She has authored or co-authored 10 books including: Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?; 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools; You’re Going to Love This Kid; and Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms.
Scott Anderson (Featured Speaker)
Scott Anderson’s life story would make it easy for him to give up. Born with cerebral palsy, he grew up in a home with multiple divorces, domestic violence, and drug use. Instead of letting these circumstances negatively impact his life, he learned to use each challenge as a springboard to reach out and help others. Being confined to a wheelchair definitely hasn’t slowed Scott down. He has shared his story throughout the U.S. and in over 25 countries around the world. Hear how he makes the most out of life by accepting who he is; allowing God to work through him; and using his sense of humor to overcome obstacles. Scott and his wife, Sara, make their home in Southern California and are the proud parents of three foster daughters.
Dr. George Capone (Workshop Speaker)
Dr. George Capone has been the Director of the Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 1991. After a residency and fellowship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Dr. Capone came to Baltimore in 1988 to pursue a fellowship in neurobiology research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been on staff at Kennedy Krieger since 1990 and is an attending physician on the Institute’s comprehensive rehabilitation unit. He researches and publishes articles on a wide variety of topics relevant to Down Syndrome and will be presenting a workshop entitled, Down Syndrome: Medical and Behavioral Challenges, on April 5th.