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"I had the best experiences at this well planned and wonderfully executed event! I am in awe the team that worked so hard to make this happen!! I had the best time meeting wonderful children, families, and other volunteers. I feel so fortunate to have been able to participate!”
Meet Our Presenters!
Our 2020 Keynote Speaker, Randy Pierce of 2020 Vision Quest will be joining us to share his uplifting and inspiring message. Randy says, “With personal anecdotes from my highly relatable journey into total blindness, I’ll share an assortment of methods and perspectives which help enhance the communication, teamwork, problem solving, resiliency and adversity management essential in defining, refining and achieving our various forms of success individually and collectively. How do we handle the inevitable setbacks and failures?”
Leah Lynch & Crystal Napoli
Leah and Crystal will be facilitating a youth workshop entitled: Becoming a Youth Activist. Leah and Crystal both work at Community Crossroads as Service Coordinators. They are lively, passionate, and will lead an incredible workshop!
A professional, national touring drummer, juried and accredited artist in residence, Mr. Rich founded Youth Beatz in 2005 to share the many benefits of rhythm and fitness with others because he felt it had benefited his life so greatly. Youth Beatz is a very specific and intentional program designed to develop and sharpen soft skillsets in both children and adults. What becomes clear the moment Mr. Rich enters any room is simple: He is a caring and vibrant personality, whose dedication and commitment to drive positive change, are effective and unquestionably contagious.
Amy Frechette, A.S., has worked at the Institute on Disability for the past 10 years. She is a self-advocate and provides program support for the NH-ME Leadership in Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. Her workshop is entitled: Social Communication Supports in Adults with ASD.
Colby will be presenting an afternoon workshop entitled: How to Say Yes to Going to College, and Being Successful at It. Colby graduated from Keene State College in 2019 with a degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. Having had challenges himself throughout his life, Colby is excited to speak about his experience going through the whole college process, working with the disability department on campus, in the classroom, and being a self-advocate.
Workshop: The NH Medicaid MEAD Program for People with Disabilities who Work. John’s practice areas include supplemental needs trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, and other trusts including revocable trusts and charitable trusts. John has vast experience speaking at conferences nationwide.