AT-TIES Together 2023

Assistive Technology & Therapy in Educational Settings

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Conference Dates - April 24-26, 2023

Registration is Open

Focus on Access

Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairment (RSOI) and Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) are thrilled to announce the fourth annual AT-TIES Together Conference. This conference brings together Oregon's Therapists in Educational Settings (TIES) with Assistive Technology teams, administrators, teachers and families for three days of professional development. Oregon's focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion begins with access to curriculum for all learners. Conference sessions highlight access across the lifespan, with a focus on inclusion and developing student choice and voice.

Monday, April 24 8:15am-9:45am

Featured Keynote Dawn Graeme, PT & Christine Burke, Ms. Wheelchair America 2022

The Humanity of Disability

Description: Physical therapist and mother, daughter and patient, advocate and liaison. Most people would imagine this dynamic was comprised of three or four separate individuals; but what if there were only two? What if you found yourself both as a PT and a mother of a disabled child? For over 30 years, mother and daughter team, Dawn and Christine, have been navigating this reality together and learning the delicate dance needed to maintain their identities while traversing an unknown future. Through their session, Dawn and Christine hope that by conveying their own unique experiences with disability, that they can help professionals effectively understand and connect to the humanity of your students or patients and their families.

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Tuesday, April 25th 8:15am-9:45am

General Session with Inclusive 365 Authors

Mike Marotta, Karen Janowski, Beth Poss, Chris Bugaj

Creating a Culture of Inclusivity: A Quest

Description: We’re going on an adventure! Learners across the land are in need of an education designed and delivered in a way that respects and honors their individual abilities. However, the path through contemporary education is wrought with traps, barriers, and pitfalls. Fortunately, learners have you to help guide them as they work to unravel the mystery of their own bodies and minds and help them discover a treasure trove of maximum potential. And you are not alone. Gather your fellowship and work together to learn strategies for how to develop an environment where every educator adopts a mindset based on the principles of inclusive design. Decipher, decode, and decrypt insights on how the language we use influences actions. Learn how to replace, rather than add, actions to create sustainable and systemic practices. Inclusion is coming.

We all have a role to play in this quest for inclusivity. Join us on this journey of discovery.

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Inclusive 365 AT TIES 2023 Quest

Wednesday, April 26th 8:15am-9:45am

Featured Keynote Carol Allen

One Woman's Journey to Inspire the Love of Reading


Carol's keynote highlights her 35+ year journey as an educator. Carol believes that communication lies at the heart of all effective teaching. Join as Carol shares her passion and the power of story, with her trademark infusion of humor.

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Registration & Fees

One Day Registration $ 250.00

Two Day Registration $340.00

Three Day Registration $430.00

For group registrations, please contact Cindy Doyle at

Registration fee includes lunch each day.

Note: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Please have payment ready when you register.

There is no refund on cancellations after April 10, 2023.

Note: Sessions will not be recorded.

Certificates of Attendance for 6 contact hour credits per day will be issued via email after the 3-day conference.

Location and Lodging

Conference Location:
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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Parking: If you are staying at the hotel, there is an underground parking garage you may utilize.

If you are commuting, the closest parking garage is across Ferry St. at Liberty Square Parkade.


The Grand Hotel Salem
201 Liberty Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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The conference rates for the hotel are below:

$169 Deluxe King Room

$169 Deluxe Double Queen

Reservations may be made by calling the Grand Hotel at 1 877-540-7800 or use this link to book your room. Let them know you will be attending the 2023 AT-TIES Together Conference to receive the negotiated rate.

Lodging includes complimentary hot, buffet breakfast.


1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470