2019 Success Conference

Success for Today and Tomorrow Conference: Reaching for the STARS 

(Support, Transition, Agencies, Resources, Success)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Central Church
1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas

Anthony Ianni photo

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Ianni,
National Motivational Speaker,
Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Anthony is with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. At the age of 4 Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Doctors and specialists told Anthony’s parents that he would barely graduate from high school, would never graduate from college, would never have a shot at being an athlete and would likely live in a group institution with other Autistic kids for his adult life.

Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology, he is the first Division 1 Basketball Player in NCAA History with Autism. Anthony has pledged his life and career to help those who face similar challenges. He has been invited to tell his story and share his message across the country and has inspired countless individuals to Live Their Dreams.

8:00 -    Coffee and Meet your

8:30 a.m.    Community Resources

8:30 -    Keynote Speaker:

9:30 a.m.    Anthony Ianni

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Meet your Community Resources

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.     Breakout Sessions:

  •    Behavior
  •    Parent Support
  •    IEP
  •    Health Resources
  •    Spanish: Texas Workforce Commission (What Do I Need To Know?)
  •    Person-Centered Planning

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.   Breakout Sessions:

  •    Behavior
  •    Parent Support
  •    IEP
  •    Health Resources
  •    Spanish: Texas Workforce Commission (What Do I Need To Know?)
  •    Person-Centered Planning

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Meet your Community Resources

The Success for Today and Tomorrow Conference will feature local and state-wide vendors/agencies/organizations, breakout sessions, and a motivational keynote speaker. We hope to appeal to all disability categories, age levels, and members of the community at this event. 

  • Child care will be available for children ages 2-8 with Project Sunshine. 
  • Youth Activities will be available for children ages 9+ with Kid's Klub
  • Refreshments will be provided!

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Where: Central Church College Station (1991 FM 158 Rd, College Station, TX 77845)

Who to Contact: Dr. Meagan Orsag at meaganorsag@tamu.edu 

Cost to Attend: FREE for all! 

How to Register: All attendees will need to complete our RSVP form so we can gauge the amount of refreshments to provide as well as the number of support persons we will need for the youth and child care rooms. 

Accommodation requests need to be made via the online RSVP form at least one week in advance (Wednesday, February 20th, 2019) to ensure availability of support persons/accommodations.

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Blake Boudreaux

2nd Vice President and head of PR for the National Beep Baseball Association

Mr. Boudreaux was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, cancer of the eyes at the age of 14 months which left him almost completely blind by the age of 5. Mr. Boudreaux graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a degree in Communications and a degree in Sociology. Following graduation, he pursued a career in vocational rehabilitation working with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division for Blind Services. He has served as a Rehabilitation Teacher, Counselor, Independent Living Coordinator and is currently the Employment Assistance Specialist for the southeast region of the state of Texas.

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