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  • Early Registration (April 1- May 15th)  $45
  • Late Registration (May 16th-30th) $50
  • $55 On Site

Friday June 1st

Registration open 5-7PM

Please join us for light appetizers and a wine social 5-7PM at Spirit TRC

Saturday June 2nd - All classes will be held in the indoor arena

Registration open from 7:30-8:30AM  and continental breakfast

Time                Event/Session

8:30-9:15         Washington State Meeting

9:30-10:30       Session 1: Equine Nutrition **CE

Jeff Harris is a fourth-generation Thoroughbred breeder/owner of racehorses that primarily run at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA.  He and his mother, Jean, own and operate Clemans View Farm in Naches, WA.  In 2016, they were awarded the top “Washington owner/breeder award” for Washington and attended the National Awards Banquet in Lexington, KY. Jeff has spent the past 37 years as a Animal Nutrition and Feed consultant throughout Central Washington with Purina Mills, now EPL Feed Co, LLC.

10:45-11:45     Session 2: Veterinary on Disease **CE

Dr. Andy Denome graduated from Washington State College of Veterinarian Medicine in 1997.  After finishing a equine surgical internship in California and practicing in an ambulatory practice in North Idaho, he and his wife Kelley purchased what became Central Washington Equine Clinic in Yakima, which they sold in 2014. The Denomes spend their free time outdoors in various activities, and they are very active in their church.  They live in Yakima with an English Setter, a retired endurance horse, and an unpredictable barn cat name  Sid.  Andy has spent his entire veterinary career caring for horses, with particular interest in lameness and surgery.

11:45-12:45     Lunch from Cascade Mountain Grilling

1:00-3:00         Professional Panel Discussion **DE

Kamilia Calderon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst for the state of Washington. She is the Clinical Supervisor for the Applied Behavior Analysis program for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Behavioral Health Services located at Children’s Village. Kamilia has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 10 years  working with individuals between the ages of 2 – 16. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, challenging and aggressive behaviors, and has worked in multiple setting styles such as in home, community, school, and clinic based. 

John D. Fielder, M.S., CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the last 30 years. John has been associated with Children’s Village in Yakima, WA for the past 6 years, and enjoys working with young children to improve their speech and language skills. John has also been associated with the Pegasus Project of Yakima, WA for the last 6 years, providing speech therapy services while utilizing equine movement as a therapy tool. John has recently completed the requirements and has become a PATH International registered therapist. John has witnessed many positive changes in children’s speech and language skills while utilizing equine assisted therapy.

Sandy Spezialy, B.Ed; Board President and Executive Director, Trellis Center - Sandy’s passion to help those with autism and other disabilities began in 1991 after her son, Dalton, was diagnosed with autism. After nearly 3-decades of intimate involvement in the disabled community, she saw the need for a new type of program.

The Trellis Center is a creative, innovative community-based program where adults with developmental disabilities can continue to learn, grow, have friends, and work toward independence. Sandy Spezialy, founder of the center, saw the need for a new type of programusing best practices; assistingparticipants to improve their social, self-management, problem solving and communication skills through peer engagement and positive behavior supports. All participants that attend the center are involved in a variety of vocational, recreational and community activities. 

Sandy received her Bachelor of Education, B Ed. from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 1984 with a minor in Psychology/Environmental Science. She brings 30 years of educational experience to her position, including strategic development and organizational management. 

3:15-5:00         Parent Panel Discussion **DE 

Michelle Williams is the mother of a wonderful 21 year old son effected by classic autism and epilepsy. He has been involved with Spirit TRC since 2009. Michelle has been the local Parent to Parent coordinator for almost 15 years and is very involved with the disability community in our county and state. She is the local Informing Families Coordinator for the Communities of Practice Statewide Board and a member of the Early Intervention ICC and Kittitas County High School Transition Council.

Kasey Knutson is the mother to two boys who both ride at Spirit TRC.  Her family has been participating at Spirit, since 2012.  Kasey can speak to her experience around hippotherapy with her sons in regard to communication disorders and mental health issues.  She brings the perspective of a local family, single parent, and the epitome of "invisible disabilities."

Join us after for Social hour from 5-6 PM

*Dinner is on your own

**CE or  **DE have been approved for either Continuing Education or Disability Education credits by PATH, INTL

Sunday June 3rd

9:00-10:00 AM Join us for Sunday Fellowship 

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​of 4 for a year

2018 PATH International Washington State Conference

​June 2, 2018 at Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center, Ellensburg WA