Welcome to the 2020 Making Connections Virtual Conference & Resource Fair
We are so glad you are here with us and hope you will find all of the information provided both helpful and encouraging! Below you will find a welcome video from our Executive Director, Tim Siegel, and our Director of Family Services, Ronda Johnson. Following their videos, we have provided a PDF download of the program in the event that you would like to access that. Finally, you will be able to view our sponsors, nonprofit partners, stories of hope and the presentations. If you have any questions or issues accessing anything please email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to assist you.
A Message From Tim Siegel:
A Message from Ronda Johnson:
Please take a minute and check out our event sponsors. This conference is made possible due to their generosity and we appreciate them more than they know. Click any of the sponsor names or levels below to learn more about our 2020 sponsors. Our sponsors are also resources for you and your family.
Diamond Sponsor – Cook Children’s
Silver Sponsors – A&P Quality Care Medical & Infinity Specialty Services
Bronze Sponsor – Nexus Children’s HospitalLogo Grid for 2020 conference
Below you will find a number of nonprofit sponsors that might be a valuable resource to you and your child. We encourage you to check them out when you have time. As always, we strive to be a trusted partner of yours and hope you will contact Ronda if there is any way that we can assist you and your child. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories of Hope
There is nothing quite like having the opportunity to visit with other parents, caregivers, and brain injury survivors about their injury and subsequent journey. We are excited to share with you the stories of several children and families that we have had the privilege to serve and support. Click here to learn more about their injury, journey with a brain injury and even contact them for information, guidance or encouragement.
Jonathan Parr, PT, CSCS, CBIS, EP
Brittany Garza & Marissa Weiler
Dr. Daniel Finley
Robert J. Doman Jr.
Kate Labiner, MD
Michael Reardon, M.D.
Stacey Gesinger, LMFT
Attorney Boyd Handley
Paul G. Harch
Emily Norlock PT, DPT
Dr. Brandon Crawford
Richard O. Temple, Ph. D.
Bianca Bentzin, LMFT-Associate
Grace Gomez, MT-BC, NMT
Dr. John Roaten
Emily Kalambaheti, DC, DACNB, FACFN
M. Cullen Gibbs, PhD
Dr. Patrick Spicer
Kirstin White, B.S.-SLP
Brooke Aarvig, OTR/L, CBIS
Vassily T. Eliopoulos, M.D.
Dr. Brandon Crawford
Pam Machemehl Helmly
The Effect of MNRI Reflex Neuromodulation Program on Neurosensorimotor Improvement in Individuals with Diagnosed TBI Compared with Results of QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurotransmitters Analysis
Allison Schaberg & Dr. Lindsay Asawa
Lindsay Heath, Ph.D., LSSP, CBIS & Bruce Bloom, M Ed, CRC, CAS, IPEC
Dr. Ryan Cedermark, DC
Dr. Briana Larson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FNORA
We can’t thank you enough for joining us for the 2020 Making Connections Conference! Please remember to take the time and complete the survey under each of the videos you watched.
Congratulations to the winners of our Conference Drawings:
Megan Cunningham – National Association of Child Development (NACD) family subscription for up to 6 family members to MySimplySmarter.com. Simply Smarter is an online tool created by NACD that is designed to tackle learning & attention challenges. The guided program is designed to strengthen your memory, cognition, and more. (http://www.nacd.org/) Valued at $719
Jessi Crippin – Package of 4 one hour virtual therapy sessions with Stacey Gesinger, MA, LMFT. (www.StaceyTherapy.com) Valued at $500
Lori Polifonte – Since his severe traumatic brain injury in 2011, Cavin Balaster has been studying neuro-rehabilitation like his life depended on because it did. He partners with survivors and loved ones as a neurotrauma medical advocate, rehabilitation coach, and medical liaison. He works with survivors to prioritize treatments, put in place practices at home, and organize the scope of rehabilitation and development so that everything is more manageable. He is offering 3 initial consultations, which includes neurologic exam over zoom and medical records review. He is not a medical professional. (https://feedabrain.com) Valued at $750
Sarah Sena – Free Children’s Program from Neurogistics which includes the neurotransmitter panel, an intake assessment with our Child Therapist and a review of findings on the laboratory panel with Pam Machemehl Helmly. This is a simple, all- natural approach to brain chemistry balancing. (https://www.neurogistics.com/childrens-program) Valued at $335.
Beth Hoke – Package of 4 one hour virtual therapy sessions with Bianca Bentzin, LMFT – Associate. (www.beingwellwithbianca.com) Valued at $400
Stacey Mealy -Telephone interview with medical records review with Dr. Harch with Harch HBOT & a signed copy of “The Oxygen Revolution”. (hbot.com) Valued at $600
Stephanie Huth – Team Luke Hope for Minds Team Luke Hope for Minds gear – A hoodie, t-shirt, hat, and bracelet. Valued at $93