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FAER 2021: Future in Focus


2021 FAER Conference Overview
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm EST: Opening Session: "Finding My Way through the Trees," presented by Joe Strechay
2:15-3:15 pm EST:

  • Concurrent Session 1: "Transportation Roundtable Discussion," facilitated by Ross Silvers
  • Concurrent Session 2: "The 4to24 App for Parents and Students - Building Skills Toward Employment," presented by Karla Antonelli
3:30-4:15 pm EST: FAER Business Meeting
  • FAER Board Members and Committee Chairs:
    • President: Peta-Gaye Yee-Kee
    • President-Elect: Liz Anderson
    • Past President: Jessica Alessio
    • Treasurer: Sandy Lewis
    • Secretary: Sue Glaser
    • Member-at-Large Education: Tiffany Conrad
    • Member-at-Large Education: Susan Garner
    • Member-at-Large Rehabilitation: Amy Johnson
    • Member-at-Large Rehabilitation: Rachael Sessler-Trinkowsky
    • Awards Committee Chair: Amy Johnson
    • Communications Committee Co-Chairs: Andrea Wallace and Rachael Sessler-Trinkowsky
    • Legislative Committee Chair: Suzanne Dalton
    • Membership Committee Chair: Leanne Grillot
    • Nominations Committee Chair: Jessica Alessio
    • Scholarship Committee Chair: Venetia Hayden
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
9:00-10:30 am EST:
Spotlight Session: "A Focus on the Future Begins with Individual Assessment," presented by Karen Wolffe
10:45-11:45 am EST:
  • Concurrent Session 1: "Creating Connectedness: Strategies to Reduce Social Isolation for People with Visual Impairment," presented by Sylvia Stinson-Perez
  • Concurrent Session 2: "Building Skills for Success," presented by Leanne Grillot and Erika Fundelius
12:00-1:00 pm EST: Closing Session: "Following in the Footsteps of Helen Keller and Harry Truman: My Father's Path to Becoming a Change Agent," presented by Harry E. Wedewer
1:15-2:00 pm EST: FAER Awards and Scholarships