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Expanding Horizons Conference

8th Annual 2014 Institute on Learning Differences
November 13-14, 2014
Lone Star College-Kingwood Conference Center
20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

Expanding Horizons Proposal Submission Form

Expanding Horizons Sponsorship Form

Expanding Horizons Vendor Application Form

Proposal deadline has been extended to June 16, 2014

For More Information Contact:

Sandi Patton 281-290-2708 or
Sandi.Patton@LoneStar.edu

Jackie Phipps 281-290-2704 or
Jacqueline.L.Phipps@LoneStar.edu

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Keynote Speaker: Michael Segal

Image of Michael SegalIn 1981, Michael Segal was a promising pre-med student at the University of Texas at Austin. Unfortunately, being at the wrong place at the wrong time dramatically altered his life's dream.

Mike and his girlfriend stopped at a convenience store to get some gas after a late night study session. He walked inside and found himself in the midst of an armed robbery. He was immediately escorted into the freezer, assaulted and then mercilessly shot execution-style, in the back of the head. The perpetrators believed that they had eliminated the sole witness for their crime, but Mike Segal survived. What they did kill was the promising career of a future surgeon. Still, they did not kill the spirit and determination of a man with a caring heart. 

Mike went on to shock the entire medical community when he learned to feed himself, walk, and talk again. Even more amazing, after years of therapy he returned to the University of Texas, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, then went on to finish graduate school. Until recently Mike worked at a leading Houston trauma hospital where he helped patients and families cope with tragedies. This is the hospital where Congresswoman Giffords received her rehabilitation and Michael had the opportunity to meet with her to share his similar story & his compelling message of hope. Congresswoman Giffords was so taken by Mike that she included him in her upcoming book.

Michael has devoted his life to showing that lives can be changed through hard work and positive thinking. His presentation will leave you full of hope and challenge you as you work with students with disabilities.

Lodging

Hotel Rate*
La Quita Inns & Suites Kingwood
Address:
22790 US 59
Kingwood, TX 77339

Phone:
281.359.6611
State Rate:
$85/Night - Double Queen Room

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Address:
23320 US 59
Kingwood, TX 77339

Phone:
281.358.5566
$159/Night - Double Queen Room

Marriott Courtyard Houston - Kingwood
Address:
130 Northpark Plaza Dr.
Houston, TX 77339

Phone:
281.973.1790
Government Rate:
$118/Night - Choice of One King or Double Queen

*State/Government rate quoted as of 4/22/2014, and all are plus tax

Restaurants

Carrabba's Italian Grill
750 Kingwood Dr
Houston, TX

281.358.5580

Cracker Barrel
24400 Highway 59
Kingwood, TX 77339

281.358.0166

Jason's Deli
1275 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood, TX ?

281.358.2603

Mencius Gourmet Hunan
1379 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX

? 281.359.8489

Panera Bread
59 Kingwood Villas Ct,
Kingwood, TX
?
281.354.2668

Pei Wei Asian Diner
702 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX

281.318.2877

Pizza Hut
720A Kingwood Dr,
Kingwood, TX

281.358.0683

Texas Roadhouse
23750 U.S. 59
Kingwood, TX
?
281.548.7427

The Veranda
2820 Chestnut Ridge Dr.,
Kingwood, TX

281.358.2820

Wendy's
590 Kingwood Drive
Humble, TX 77339

281.359.3328

Zachary's Cajun Cafe
716 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood, TX

281.359.2256

Medical

Kingwood Medical Center (Hospital)
22999 U.S. Highway 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339

281.348.8000

Neighbors Emergency Center - Kingwood
1120 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

281.358.8488

Northeast Family Urgent Care Clinics
2300 Green Oak Drive, Suite 105
Kingwood, TX 77339

281.358.0655

NextCare Urgent Care Kingwood
1331 Northpark Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339

281.359.5330

Animal Services

Loop 494 Animal Hospital
Address:
22326 Loop 494
Kingwood, TX 77339

Phone:
281.358.8893
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7a.m. - 7p.m.

Deerbrook Animal Hospital and
Emergency Care Center

Address:
9817 Old FM1960 Bypass
Humble, TX 77338

Phone:
281.446.4900

Wheelchair Repair

Red Oak Uniforms and Medical
Address:
850 FM 1960 West Suites
Houston, TX 77090

Phone:
281.586.9509

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab Accessible Taxi Service
Phone:
713.236.1111
Cannot guarantee accessible taxi at specific times.

Hearing Aid Services

New Sound Hearing Aid Centers
Address:

23826 Hwy 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339
Phone:
281.312.0101
Contact:
Heather

 

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