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TAPPestry Conference
TAPPestry is an annual conference hosted in conjunction with several area school districts and parent organizations.
TAPPestry is comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and other Professionals working with children with special needs.
2019 TAPPestry Conference
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Registration will open Monday, January 7, 2019!

  • Jonathan Mooney is an award winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist who did not learn to read until he was twelve years old.

    He holds an honors degree from Brown University, is a Harry S. Truman Scholar for Public Service (California, 1999), and was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship. With the publication of Learning Outside The Lines (now in its 28th printing) when he was 23, Jonathan has established himself as one of the foremost leaders in the neurodiversity and the learning revolution. His second book, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal was published in the spring of 2007 to outstanding reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and many other national publications. Both books are considered foundational texts in the disability rights movement, the inclusive education movement, and the learning revolution and are used in under-graduate and graduate program at universities and colleges across the country including Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Jonathan’s work has been widely recognized for its innovation and social impact and. In 1999, Jonathan was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar for Public Service Truman scholar for public service; in 2000 Jonathan was selected as a finalist for the Rhoads scholarship; and In 2008 Jonathan’s social impact work was recognized by the Lab School of Washington where he shared the stage with the Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden.

    He is a widely sought after speaker whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, HBO, NPR, ABC News, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.

    To learn more about Jonathan:

    pdf document iconJonathan Mooney Speaker Packet
  • 7:45 a.m.—8:30 a.m.                                      Registration

    8:30 a.m.—8:45 a.m.                                      Opening Remarks

    8:45 a.m. —9:30 a.m.                                     Keynote

    9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.                                    Exhibitor Exploration & Book Signing

    10:20 a.m.—11:20 a.m.                                  Breakout Session #1

    11:20 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                  Exhibitor Exploration/Pick up Lunch

    12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.                                    Breakout Session #2 (Lunch Bunch Session)

    1:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.                                      Exhibitor Exploration
                  *Exhibits close at 1:45 p.m.*

    1:35 p.m.—2:35 p.m.                                      Breakout Session #3

    2:50 p.m.—3:50 p.m.                                      Breakout Session #4

    4:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.                                      Closing Remarks & Door Prizes (must be present to win)

    pdf document icon2019 TAPPestry Schedule

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Kimberly Baumgardner
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431 For more information about TAPPestry.

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