Pac Rim Workshops and Seminars


Complementary and Alternative Therapy

May 19 2015

As an alternative Wellness Art, energy healing, specifically Reiki, can be easily integrated into conventional health care. Since this modality can be offered an inch or two above the body it is not contraindicated. Reiki is a modality that interacts with the participants own bio-energetic system. The practitioner gently touches the recipient who in turn pulls in the vibrational energy and the body distributes it where needed. Those attending this workshop will experience the symphony of three healing energy modalities, Reiki, Karuna, and Seichem.

SEMINAR: A Positive Approach for Supporting College Students with High Functioning Autism

May 18 2015

Students with Asperger’s Syndrome are enrolling in our colleges and universities at a greater level than in previous years. Experts in the field of autism tell us two things about AS students entering higher education: Their degree of academic success if often linked to their degree of social success and many AS students spend the majority of their time at school alone and depressed. Others struggle with faculty, staff, peer and roommate interactions.

Seminar: Acknowledging Identity, Achieving Success

May 19 2015

Students of color are poorly served in the education system. Students with disabilities experience similar concerns. The effects of disproportionate treatment cumulate and connect with each other. New science shows that these disproportionalities may be based in implicit bias and group preferences. We all self-identify,  in some groups, out of others. We quickly identify positively with those who look like us.

Seminar: Improve your Apptitude: Finding the Right App for the Student with Special Needs

May 19 2015

Although the effectiveness and usefulness of the iPad is starting to be documented in the literature, practical information on how to implement this device to support students with special needs is not always readily accessible.  Although there are many lists of apps that can be used, often the emphasis is on the apps and their features, rather than on the needs of the student.  This session focuses on the needs of students in the areas of fine motor skill development, writing, spelling, reading, math, social skills and behavior and will provide an opportunity to explore apps that can suppo

Seminar: Independent but not Alone: The Human Right to Decide

May 19 2015 The session will engage participants in a dialogue about supporting people with intellectual disabilities to have a voice. It will share the findings of Inclusion International’s global report on the right to decide and explore challenges and opportunities for individuals, support persons and organizations to foster self-advocacy.

SEMINAR: Ka Pilina Interactive Workshop on Ethnomathematics

May 19 2015

Are you afraid of mathematics or do you love mathematics? Come and explore ethnomathematics and blended learning lessons! In this interactive session, the audience will learn math the fun way and learn how the Ka Pilina project is making a difference to 7-12th grade students' math outcomes. You will leave the session with a few ethnomathematics and blended learning lessons in mathematics.

Seminar: Making Connections that Improve Lives across the Life Span

May 18 2015

This seminar features collaborative projects including clinical best practices, teacher training, positive behavior supports, and information dissemination.  Focusing on linkages and connections between projects and across age groups, the CEDDERS Team will feature short presentations on the implementation of island-wide developmental and behavioral screening system (iBDSS) of young children including training with physicians and their staff; the implementation of The Pyramid (formerly CSEFEL) social emotional model for across agencies; implementation of PBIS  in Guam’s public schools K to 1

Seminar: Strengthening Cultural Identity Development through Film in Adolescent Mental Health and Recovery Services

May 18 2015 Cultural identity development is an essential part of prevention programming, and this seminar will offer examples of how to engage youth in exploring their family, community, and cultural stories and histories. Using the Southeast Asian Young Men’s Group as a model, we will examine how to use documentary filmmaking as a prevention/intervention strategy in working with youth.

Seminar: The ABLE Act: The Key to Helping the ADA Generation Build a Brighter Financial Future

GAMECHANGER ALERT! Despite legislative shortcomings, the ABLE Act of 12014 allows, for the first time ever, people with disabilities to work, save and accumulate financial assets and receive other family financial support without placing their SSI or Medicaid benefits at risk!

Seminar: The Cube Case Story: Young People with Disabilities Innovating a New World

May 19 2015 Like any good story of triumph and success, the case story of the cube starts with a few central characters. A disenchanted young person, struggling to find their way, a wise and passionate leader with a vision for the way things could be and a group of willing but skeptical towns folk who agreed that the future could be better but couldn’t quite see how to make it happen.

Seminar: Three Global Causes for Problem Behavior: Teaching Children with Autism and How to Address Challenges

May 19 2015

This workshop will help participants better understand three major issues that relate to problem behavior and teaching children with autism. Specifically, the presenter will demonstrate through extensive use of video, how motivational variables, assessment and curriculum choices, and teaching procedures impact behavior and learning both positively and negatively.

Workshop: Interactive Workshop on Pediatric Mobility and Participative Rehabilitation

May 18 2015

A child’s ability to move about and interact with the environment is fundamental to daily activities, social and interactive skills, and quality of life.  From children in Manila to Michigan, cerebral palsy and other movement disorders challenge mobility on a daily basis around the world. Globally innovative and potentially life-changing, presenters will unveil new motion analysis systems that use low-cost and gaming technology to precisely track the movements of patients during mobility and everyday activities.

Workshop: Keeping it Real: Illusions of Equality and Justice on College Campuses

May 18 2015

A workshop not to be missed! This interactive session utilizes the documentary film, If These Halls Could Talk, and research recommendations as tools to engage participants in small group discussions.

Workshop: Ready to Respond: How to Include People with Disabilities in your emergency Preparedness Plan!

May 18 2015

Recent climate changes and resulting natural disasters are disproportionately affecting persons with disabilities. Including persons with disabilities in disaster preparedness is critical. Are you including everyone in your emergency preparedness (EP) plans? Come to this interactive workshop given by certified trainers with disabilities and project staff from the University of Hawaii - Center on Disability Studies and learn how to include persons with disabilities in natural disaster planning.

Workshop: Redefining Leadership: Race and Culture Based Leadership Training

May 19 2015

This interactive session introduces a leadership training program that views the individual’s race and cultural heritage as foundational to their leadership style and assets as a leader and assets as a leader. Participants experience three activities utilized for the training and a discussion of findings from one cohort of students that experienced it.