North Dakota FamNet web page header graphic and logo
Doing together what cannot be done alone ...

ND FamNet Speaker's Bureau

Member Agency Name & Contact Information                 Key Topics & Presentations

Cathy Haarstad

Pathfinder Parent Center

  • IEPs
  • 504 Plans
  • Response to Learning
  • Rights and responsibilities in the IEP process
  • Specific disabilities
  • IDEA 2004
  • Dispute Resolution

Kevin Burckhard


  • Beyond One Day at a Time
    (planning for persons with special needs, and their families)

Donene Feist

Family Voices of North Dakota
  • FVND
  • Family Centered Care
  • Medical Home
  • Coverage for Health Care Services
  • Leadership
  • Transition and Youth in Health Care
  • Advocacy 101
  • Building a Family Network
  • Choosing a Health Plan for CSHN
  • Communication
  • Dance or Partnership
  • Cultural Competency in Family Support
  • Addressing the Diverse Needs of Families During Disaster
  • Family Involvement in Social Changes
  • Family Resources for health care
  • Parent to Parent-mentor family training
  • Family Professional collaboration
  • Family Adjustment
  • Getting the most from your health care visit
  • Getting needed services
  • Health Care Financing and You
    Health and the IEP

Hillory Liccini / Angela Richter / Sarah Carr

ND Center for Persons with Disabilities
701- 858--3008 
  • GPAST and SAND Projects
  • Autism
  • Student Led IEPs
  • Guardianship
  • Parents with Intellectual Challenges
  • Nutrition & Sensory Integration
  • Recreation & Special Needs
  • Self Directed Supports
  • Voucher Programs
  • Informed Consent
  • Support for Families of Children with HIV

Tammy Gallup-Millner

Children’s Special Health Services
  • Children’s Special Health Services Overview
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
  • Health Care Coverage Options
  • Finding the Right Provider for CYSHN
  • Oral Health Care for CYSHN
  • Multidisciplinary Clinics in ND
  • Condition specific presentations (e.g., autism, cleft lip and palate, scoliosis, cardiac conditions, asthma, etc.)
  • MCH data (e.g., State Systems Development Initiative Overview, data linkage, CSHCN national survey results, etc.)
  • National Performance Measures for CSHCN overview (e.g. medical home, transition, etc.)
  • MCH History
  • Newborn screening

Elaine Grasl

Region VII Community Representative
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Linda Reinicke

Child Care Resource & Referral
  • Child Care Resource & Referral
  • Data on Child Care in ND

Linda Madsen / Brenda Munson

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • Advocacy & the Legislature

Kathy Maher

North Dakota Special Olympics
  • Spread the word to end the word
  • Changing Attitudes, one at a time
  • Unified Sports
  • Special Olympics

Carlotta McCleary

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
701-222-3310 or701-223-9341
  • Screening for Children’s Mental Health
  • Mental Health Policies
  • Transition and Mental Wellness

Bruce Murry

ND Protection Advocacy Project
  • Advocacy & the Legislature

Cheryl Rockvoy

TGU - Towner School
  • Inclusion
  • Behavior Deficits
  • Learning Disabilitis

Roxane Romanick

Designer Genes
701-258-7421 or 701-527-4645
  • Designer Genes of ND
  • ND Birth to Three Early Intervention System
  • Part C of IDEA
  • General Supervision Requirements of Part C in ND
  • ND Early Intervention Experienced Parent Specialist Project
  • Parent-to-Parent Support
  • Down Syndrome: Facts and Resources
  • Supporting Families While Dlivering Diagnostic news both Prenatal and Postnatal
  • Making Decision on Service Delivery for your Child
  • Impact of Data Decision Making on Families of Children with Special Needs

MariDon Sorum

Regional Aging Services Program
701-857-8500 or 888-470-6968
  • Certified Interpreter (can provide "signing" for most events)

Barry Sundeen

Path Inc
1-800-766-9356 or 701-775-7725
  • Foster Care for Special Needs Children

Wendy Thomas

ND EHDI, Program Director
NDCPD Community Services Coordinator
MSU Special Education Adjunct Faculty


  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Intervention