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Do you need a keynote speaker for an upcoming conference or workshop?

Karen Gaffney would love to help!

Her speeches are tailored to the theme of the conference or workshop. Some past themes have included:

  • Strategies for education and inclusion
  • The importance of friendship
  • Early intervention
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • Living with Down Syndrome

Karen Gaffney's 2003 Schedule*
Public Speaking Engagements & Audiences Reached

*bookings as of December 11th, 2002, engagements local unless stated otherwise

January 9, 2003 Help Me Grow Collaborative Service providers and agencies promoting early intervention
January 10, 2003 Medina County MRDD, Medina OH Staff members
January 15, 2003 Southridge High School High School students
January 16, 2003 Overhead Doors Co. Business professionals
January 18, 2003 Peak Parent Center, Denver CO Advocates, family members, health care providers, educators
February 1, 2003 Portland State University Graduate students, educators, and families
February 4, 2003 Portland Community College Students and educators
February 18, 2003 Alaska Special Ed. Conf., Anchorage AK Teachers, administrators, parents and service providers
February 21, 2003 Oregon Assoc. of Voc. Special Needs Personnel Special educators, school to work staff, paraprofessionals
February 26, 2003 Portland Community College School faculty
March 13, 2003 Pacific University Students and educators
March 15, 2003 D.S. Assoc. of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne IN Families and friends of individuals with Down syndrome
March 27, 2003 Spokane County Community Educators, self-advocates, state employees
March 29, 2003 Down Syndrome Parent Group of Western New York Families with children born with disabilities
April 7, 2003 Charbonneau Ladies Association Staff and members of the club
April 11, 2003 Parents Reaching Out Advocates for inclusion, parents, support staff
April 12, 2003 Parent Advocates Down Syndrome Self-advocates, support staff, families
April 26, 2003 COPE, Kahneeta OR Self-advocates, support staff, families
May 2, 2003 Down Syndrome Family Conference in South Carolina Families with children born with disabilites
May 15, 2003 New Horizons Conference, Abingdon VA Parents of children born w/ disabilities
May 22, 2003 Garten Services, Inc. Business leaders and volunteers
May 28, 2003 Notre Dame Elementary School Students and educators
May 29, 2003 P.R.O.U.D. Orange, County CA Parents of children born with disabilities
June 4, 2003 St. Andrews Nativity School Students and educators
June 10, 2003 Medina County, MRDD Medina, OH State providers and employees
June 20, 2003 Integrade Service Network Brokerage For Adults Brokerage employees, educators, adults w/ disabilities
June 28, 2003 Bradley Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding Center Children w/ disabilites
July 27, 2003 Oregon Parent Tranining Information Providers for parents of children w/ disibilites
August 2, 2003 Leadership Institute/ARC Self-advocates and providers
August 27, 2003 Salem/Kaiser School District Special Education teachers
August 27, 2003 Gresham/Barlow School District Gresham and Barlow school faculty and staff
September 13-17, 2003 Global Youth Meeting- Paris, France Representatives of the disabled community in developing countries
September 26-27, 2003 South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs Self advocates
October 4, 2003 Willamette Buddy Walk Individuals with Down syndrome, their families, supporters
October 11, 2003 West Virginia Buddy Walk Individuals with Down Syndrome and their families and supporters
October 22, 2003 South Carolina Department of Education School faculty, administrators, state agency groups and advocates
October 30, 2003 Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education Educators, parents and school administrators
November 7, 2003 Special Friends With Down Syndrome People with Down Syndrome and their Families
November 14, 2003 CASA State case-workers, attorneys and foster parents
November 15, 2003 Westside Lutheran School Associates
November 15, 2003 Forest Hills Lutheran School Community Members and Families
November 15, 2003 OR Special Olympics Special Olympics Athletes and their Families

Karen spoke at the following locations in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and is booking conferences for 2008.

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