TAPPestry is an annual conference hosted in conjunction with several area school districts and parent organizations.
TAPPestry is comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and other Professionals working with children with special needs.
2013 TAPPestry Conference: February 23rd
Conference Theme: Abilities, Disabilities and Responsibilities….What can we do? What do we need? How do we get there?
This year’s keynote will be Kathy Morris.
Kathy Kaluza Morris, M.Ed.- As a special educator for the past 40 years, Kathy has been a speech therapist, teacher of children with autism and serious emotional disturbances, specialist for children with cerebral palsy, diagnostician, supervisor, and consultant for autism, behavior disorders, and assistive technology at a regional service center. She is presently a consultant for special education in her own company igivuWings,. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1985 as well as Texas Special Educator of the Year in 1998. She served on the President’s Commission on special Education in 2002. She and her husband, Guy, are challenged to practice what they preach daily with their 3 sons, including twins with autism spectrum disorders.
Kathy’s keynote session will be, Good Grief! How Did I Get to Holland/Schmolland?
“How do you get parents to face reality?” Whose reality? Looking at the grieving process of parents of children with disabilities through the eyes of a parent/professional will help both parents and educators understand this much maligned but necessary process, using videos, music and research- based information.