IHD Virtual Academy 2020-07-13T08:15:21-07:00

Join us for an exciting new event!



Attend One Day or Both Days

Choose from 16 virtual sessions

Learn from nationally known speakers & local experts

Earn up to 10 CE Credit Hours

$15 / dayor – $25 / both days


About the VIRTUAL Mini Conference

The Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University and the Arizona Technology Access Program are introducing the IHD Virtual Academy, an online learning environment focused on evidence based practices in disability disciplines. We invite you to join our first event:

  • 2 day mini-conference
  • 16 diverse sessions selected from this summer’s in-person conference which was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Featuring nationally recognized speakers Jonathan Martinis and Gayl Bowser along with numerous local and regional experts
  • Topics covered include Employment, Education (K-12), AAC, American Indian Rehabilitation Service (AIVRS), Community Living and more!
  • Four 75 minute sessions each day, with 2 concurrent session options per time-slot.
  • Earn 5 CE credit hours per day – 10 CE credit hours for the entire mini-conference
    • Northern Arizona University and Arizona Department of Education CEU certificates
    • CRCs available

Great value and very affordable pricing!

3 Registration and Cost Options:

Option 1: Monday, July 20 only – COST:  $15
Option 2: Tuesday, July 21 only – COST:  $15
Option 3: Full 2-Day Conference – COST:  $25

NOTE: Participants can choose up to FOUR 75-minute sessions per day! Upon registration and payment, participants will get links to all the sessions they can choose from so they can sign-up for the sessions they want.

Hear from our Featured Speakers

Gayl Bowser

Gayl Bowser, M.Ed. is an independent consultant who focuses on the creation of effective, legal and high quality service systems that encourage integration of technology into educational programs for students with disabilities. Formerly the Coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and the State of Oregon’s Specialist in Assistive Technology, Gayl currently provides consultation, training and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally.

Jonathan Martinis

Jonathan Martinis is the Senior Director for Law and Policy for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.  In 2013, Jonathan represented Margaret “Jenny” Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case – the first trial to hold that a person has the right to use Supported Decision-Making (SDM) to make her own life choices instead of being subjected to a permanent, plenary guardianship.  Since then, Jonathan has led SDM projects in several states and educated thousands of people with disabilities, families, and professionals across the country about the Right to Make Choices and the benefits of SDM.


We appreciate the support of our conference co-sponsors

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