Special Education Conference Special Education Conference

Date: February 25-26, 2021
Location: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Featured Speakers

Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the originator of the innovative, empirically-supportive approach now known as the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and the recently released Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now the Founding Director of the non-profit Lives in the Balance.  He is on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and in the Faculty of Science at the Univeristy of Technology in Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Greene has worked with several thousand behaviorally challenging  kids and their families, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenlies detention facilties, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in discipline referrals, detentions, supensions, and use of restraint procedures and solitary confinement.  He has infused the parenting and teaching of all kids with humanity, empathy, and compassion.  Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

LeRoy Butler

LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers:   LeRoy spent his entire NFL career playing for the Green Bay Packers.  He spent his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida challenged by physical problems that forced him to wear leg braces and use a wheelchair while undergoing therapy.  LeRoy was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1990, won a Super Bowl ring in 1996 in Super Bowl XXXI, was selected All-Pro 4 times, was named to the 1990's NFL All Decade Team, and inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2007.   LeRoy Butler is credited with inventing the infamous 'Lambeau Leap'.  LeRoy has authored the book "From Wheelchair to Lambeau Leap"