The Journey Through Adolescence
The Road to Success – A Work in Progress
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Alabama Conference Room
4125 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
“Part of the work of living is to go from figuring out what you got dealt, to accepting it,”says keynote speaker, Jonah Berger.
This conference is intended for parents and professionals seeking to understand the complex years of adolescence.
For parents attending the conference, childcare is available for children ages 2-8 years for a limited number of children. Reservations are required and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis when families register.
This conference will provide parents and professionals with strategies that will foster acceptance and improve their advocacy skills for post-secondary education and the work setting.
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:
• Describe how each person’s unique gifts can increase their self-acceptance and enhance their
• List two ways a difference can be truly accepted
• Summarize the benefits of showing the world what you have to teach and advocating for yourself
• List accommodations that can be requested to help in the postsecondary setting
• Summarize effective strategies for the work setting
To register, please contact Bill Daniels Center for Children’s
Hearing at: BillDanielsCenter@childrenscolorado.org or
This conference will be presented in spoken English and Sign
Language interpretation. If Spanish interpretation is required,
please contact Bill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing at
720-777-5801 or BillDanielsCenter@childrenscolorado.org by
September 22, 2017.
The conference is free, but registration is required and space is limited.
Instructional level of this conference is introductory.
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in
Continental breakfast/coffee/tea provided
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:40 – 9:55 a.m. The Rhythm Within
9:55 – 10:20 a.m. Accessibility in the Work Place
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 – 10:55 a.m. Resources in the Community
10:55 – 12:15 p.m. Tips from the Trenches
A Panel of Experts
Panelists share their stories and their
connections to this workshop. Questions from
earlier sessions, as well as any other questions,
will be addressed at this time.
12:00 p.m. Conference Evaluation / Adjourn
CEU’s possible for a fee. The conference is free and open to all.
Jonah runs a business called The Rhythm Within. His
presentations provide a dynamic discussion of our special
gifts, how to learn to know ourselves and how to find
strength in the weakest of places. He is the Camp Director
for Camp Footprint and performs drumming programs in
local schools. Jonah’s website is www.therhythmwithin.net
Allison is a pediatric audiologist at Children’s Hospital
Colorado in Colorado Springs. Identified as hard of hearing
at the age of four, Allison’s experiences have led her on a
journey that can be described as joyful, humorous, and, at
times, humbling. When she’s not living and breathing
audiology, Allison can be found exploring Colorado Springs
with her husband and posting pictures of her dogs on
Facebook. She recently took on an exciting volunteer
position as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Sara is the Director of the Colorado chapter of Hands &
Voices and a parent guide for the past 17 years. She is the mom
of four children, including a daughter with a profound
Panel of professionals, community members, teens,
Download the flyer here: Children’s Hospital CO Journey 2017 Flyer