TAPPestry Conference

Saturday, February 16, 2019

TAPPestry Conference

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 8:30am-4:30pm

1314 Hines

San Antonio, TX



  • $30 per individual, includes lunch and materials
  • $40 per couple (mom/dad, mom/grandma, dad/caregiver, etc.. of the same child) includes lunch and materials

Professionals: $30 per individual, includes lunch and materials

Check with your child's special education department to find out if they are paying for parents to attend and their process for registrations!

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Mooney

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.

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: www.jonathanmooney.com


Will childcare be provided?

Childcare is NOT provided during the conference at ESC-20.

However, childcare WILL be provided through Respite Care of San Antonio at their location on 303 W. French Place; SATX 78212

Times: 8:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Cost: $15/day/child

Who: Children 6 weeks--17 years of age AND their non-disabled siblings up to the age 12.

*Please note: Respite Care of San Antonio does NOT provide services for children with psychiatric diagnoses (Bipolar Disorder, Depression, ADD/ADHD, ODD, etc.).

****Parents must provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for the day.

You must register through Respite Care of San Antonio!

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019

For questions contact Nickol Gomez or Katie Benson at 210-737-1212.

Registration forms can be found at www.esc20.net/tappestry and can be downloaded below!

Conference Schedule

7:30 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: Rick Daynes

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 Entertainment & Door Prizes (must be present to win)

39 Different Breakout Sessions to Choose From!

Download the Breakout Session Grid below.

Note: Print on 11 x 17 paper.

60+ Exhibitors on site!

Many of the exhibitors are community agencies and resources!

Exhibitors provide a wealth of information that can help your family!

A full list of exhibitors will be posted at www.esc20.net/tappestry soon. Check back to view the list!

TAPPestry Conference Registration with PO#

Click here to register for the 2019 TAPPestry Conference! A District PO# must be provided to complete your registration if your school district is paying for you to attend.

TAPPestry Conference Registration to pay by Credit Card

To pay by credit card, register via this link. Credit Card payments can be made M-F, 7:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m. at 210-370-5430.

TAPPestry flyers can be downloaded below in English & Spanish! Please share with others!

TAPPestry Conference Website

All TAPPestry Conference information is posted here!

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Family Engagement Program Manager, Education Service Center, Region 20

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