I was fortunate to hear you speak at our annual dinner and today I'm reading some of the articles on your website. You and Benjamin are truly inspirational—offering perspectives that challenge and that are downright mind-bending. Also, I've looked at some of the video clips, and if a picture is worth a million, a video is worth a billion—I'll make sure our staff knows these are available. Wow—keep up the great work!

Catherine, The Arc of Weld County


Kathie should speak to every organization, group, and government in the world.

Her presentation is a work of philosophy, art, and activism!

Nevada conference participant​​


Schedule of Presentations

This schedule represents "firm" events; others are pending, but are not added until dates, times, and other details are confirmed. For more information about any of the presentations below, please visit the website and/or contact the person who is listed for the event. If the event is not open to the public, no contact information is provided.


Partners in Policymaking trainings are generally not open to the public, but I have included the contact info if you'd like to learn more about these extraordinary leadership development training programs for individuals with disabilities and family members who are selected to participate.
Click here to learn more about Partners programs and/or to take one of the great Partners online courses.


August 

August 9 - Oklahoma City, OK

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School


August 11-12 - Austin, Texas

Texas Partners in Policymaking



September 

September 9 - Saint Louis, Missouri

Parent Leadership Institute

Sponsored by Special School District


September 14 - Boise, Idaho

Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association


September 15-16 - Boise, Idaho

Idaho Partners in Policymaking


September 19 - Omaha, Nebraska

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands



October 
October 6 - Houston, Texas
Disability Leadership Network of Houston

Sponsored by Family to Family Network


October 27-28 - Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking



November 

November 3  - Pierre, South Dakota

South Dakota Partners in Policymaking



2018

January

​January 6 - Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Partners in Policymaking


February 

​February 10 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Partners in Policymaking




These are some of the words people use to describe my presentations. I have fun during my presentations—and you will, too! I share personal stories and lots of humor, question the status quo and conventional wisdom, and help participants reclaim their common sense, in the hope that all people with developmental disabilities can live the lives of their dreams, included in all areas of society!

Disability Is Natural Books and Media

PRESENTATIONS BY KATHIE SNOW

Since 1991, I've presented hundreds of keynotes and in-depth workshops at conferences from coast-to-coast, for parents of children with disabilities, adults with disabilities, service providers, educators, and other professionals. In addition, I've provided consultation for disability organizations, human service agencies, and educators; coordinated conferences; and developed training curricula.

I'm enthusiastic, positive, and passionate about ensuring children and adults with disabilities live real lives, fully included in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. The commonsense strategies I share can help us achieve this critically important goal.


In addition to on-site, in-person presentations, I also provide teleconferences and private consultation for individuals, groups, schools, and other organizations.

CLICK HERE to contact me about a presentation, teleconference, or consultation, and for descriptions of my presentation topics. Interested in staying in touch about my presentations? Sign up for our free E-newsletter; go to the tab on the left side of the page.

You Can See Me Right Now:

Visit
"Regular Lives for Families with Children with Disabilities"  from the MN Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities for a series of 22 video clips on a variety of topics. Enjoy!

FACT/Oregon (Families and Community Together) offers a series of online learning modules that include yours truly, for families, educators, and others, including Spanish versions.


Listen to this interview as Kathie talks about the importance of language, inclusive education, and more in an "Inclusive Classroom" program.

​​Reviews


I admire Kathie’s courage in tackling some emotionally-charged issues. She must take a lot of heat for her views, but many of us know that what she says is true—specifically the notion that we need to free ourselves from the service system in favor of generic services and natural supports. She helps us think about a whole new way to become a true part of the community, and I think she's got the right idea. What’s being done now is not working! Relying on cash-strapped government agencies is a slippery slope to nowhere. Natural supports are lifelong, more appropriate, and less costly. My daughter is thirteen and I know she will be part of her community. Although she has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, she has much to offer her neighbors, her city, her state, and her country. Jerry, Doctor and Parent from Alabama


Awesome presentation!

South Dakota Parent 


As a person with a disability, you inspired me to go beyond my comfort zone and be assertive in my life.

Trenell from Texas


Great insight from Kathie—“presume competence” and “age-appropriate.”

Michigan Conference Participant


Kathie’s no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is approach shows how ridiculous Disability World is when compared to the Real World . . . how the system can really hurt the people we’re supposed to be helping.

Indiana Conference Participant


Thank you for your presentation. As the mother of a son with autism, I've been through a range of emotions and you helped refuel my fire. I hope to refuel the fires of others, just as you did for me. You are an inspiration, a guiding light for those of us who have just begun to reach out of the dark.

Suzanne from Kansas


Amazing, empowering presentation - probably one of the best I have attended! It validated my feelings and thoughts by turing everything that was said in the past upside down!

Parent from South Dakota


Kathie’s presentation brought me back to focusing on the original philosophy of our organization. Because of funding regulations, we’re being pulled away from this and I want to fight for what is “right,” not just what Medicaid may say is needed for good outcomes.

Agency Professional from Iowa


Great insight from Kathie—“presume competence” and “age-appropriate.”

Michigan Conference Participant


Wonderful presenter from beginning to end! Great lessons, experience, and research. Wish we had her for a longer time!

Parent from South Dakota


Revolutionary--Life-Changing--Eye-Opening--Thought-Provoking

 DISABILITY IS NATURAL!

New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense