The Karen Gaffney Foundation
Karen's Schedule
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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

Public Speaking Engagements & Audiences Reached in 2007
January 24, 2007 Project Teams
Sacramento, CA
Self-advocates, Parents, Teachers

February 10, 2007


Vancouver Barnes and Noble

Vancouver, WA

Community Members

February 13, 2007


Clackamas Town Center Barnes and Noble

Portland, OR

Community Members

February 17, 2007


Tanasbourne Barnes and Noble
Portland, OR
Community Members

February 24, 2007


Jantzen Beach Barnes and Noble Community Members
March 8, 2007 Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization
Normal, IL
Self-advocates, Parents, Teachers
March 26, 2007 Tools for Success Employment Conference and Pierce County
Tacoma, WA
March 31, 2007 Flower City Down Syndrome Network
Rochester, NY
Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome, Families
April 13, 2007 P.E.O.
Portland, OR
P.E.O. Sisterhood
May 14, 2007 OrPTI (Oregon Parent Training and Information Center)
Tigard, OR
Self Advocates, Professionals, Families
May 22, 2007 OrPTI new staff training
Portland, OR
new staff
May 24, 2007 Mt. Scott Learning Center-Alternative High School
Portland, OR
Students, Teachers
May 30, 2007 Portland State University (PSU) Graduate Students
Portland, OR
Students, Teachers
June 14&15, 2007 Opportunity Partners
Minneapolis, MN
Employers, Donors, Business Partners
June 17&18, 2007 Side by Side
London, England
Community Members, Parents, Families
August 3, 2007 NDSC National Convention
Kansas City, MO
Self-Advocates, Professionals, Families
August 23, 2007 Camas-Washougal Rotary
Camas, WA
Rotary Club
August 30, 2007 Florida Recreation and Parks Association
Orlando, FL
Florida Recreation and Park Staff
September 15, 2007 Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada/Friends of Special Children
Reno, NV
Self-advocates, Parents, Community Members
October 4-6, 2007 Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County Bethesda, MD Self-advocates, Parents, Community Members
October 11&12, 2007 Luzerne County Down Syndrome Network Wilkes Barre, PA Teachers, Professionals, Students, Families
November 1, 2007  Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
Students & Professors
November 9-10, 2007 INSOURCE
Muncie, IN
Self-advocates, Teachers, Parents, Community Members
November 17, 2007  Girl Power
Portland, OR
Students, Parents and Teachers
November 14, 2007 Oregon School Personnel Association
Portland, OR
Teachers, School Administrators & Staff

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

and is booking conferences for 2008.

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