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13th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat

November 2 - November 4, 2018

Camp Allen

2017 Powerpoint Presentation

Presenters for 2017: 

Kasee Stratton, Ph.D., LP, NCSP- Mississippi State University

Dr. Stratton-Gadke is an assistant professor in the School Psychology Program in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations at Mississippi State University. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Central Michigan University. Dr. Stratton-Gadke completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Behavioral Psychology. Dr. Stratton-Gadke is a licensed psychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a AAAA licensed school psychologist for the state of Mississippi.  Dr. Stratton-Gadke has spent the last 12 years researching the behavioral phenotype for CHARGE Syndrome and has presented throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Denmark on CHARGE.  At Mississippi State University, she directs the Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab with the mission to improve the lives of individuals with CHARGE.  Dr. Stratton specializes in treating challenging behavior and improving adaptive skills for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.

Daniel Gadke, Ph.D., LP, BCBA, NCSP – Mississippi State University

Daniel Gadke earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Illinois State University and completed his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Currently, Dr. Gadke is an assistant professor of School Psychology at Mississippi State University where he started and runs the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Specializing in behavior difficulties and skill acquisition, Dr. Gadke is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Please contact Leigh Fultz 979-595-3659 for any questions.
2017 In State Registration Fee is $175 per family.  This includes grandparents of an individual with CHARGE, parents of an individual with CHARGE, siblings of an individual with CHARGE, one attendant (if needed), and the individual with CHARGE. Families should contact their DARS Rep, local school district, Local Lions Club, Masonic Lodge or may complete the scholarship form located above.

In State Grandparents should register separetly and note they are a grandparent.

Professional Fees: $50 9:30a-12:30pm,  or $200 for the weekend double occupancy, $300 for the weekend single occupancy.  All meals included.

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2017 Texas CHARGERS Retreat. Doctors, nurses, therapists, politicians, and educators are key parts of the support network for our CHARGE Families and we hope you will attend an learn more about CHARGE Syndrome. This retreat is a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge of CHARGE Syndrome and the challenges faced by CHARGERS and their families. This year's keynote speakers are from Mississippi State University's Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab. We hope you will join us!

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2017 Texas Chargers Retreat.  This years event is surely to be most imformational retreat yet.

Out of State Guests: $200 per person for the weekend (ages 13 and up) (includes all meals dinner on arrival through lunch on departure, activities, and speaker sessions and lodging). Children 3-12 are $50.00 per person for the weekend.  Individuals with CHARGE are $50 for weekend stay.
Please direct registration inquiries to the registrar.
Retreat Recaps - Articles regarding past retreats.

2017 - Texas Chargers 12th Annual Retreat and Conference
2016- Texas Chargers 11th Annual Retreat and Conference
2015 - Texas Chargers 10th Annual Retreat and Conference
2014 - Texas Chargers Ninth Annual Retreat and Conference
2013 - Texas Chargers Eighth Annual Retreat and Conference
2012 - Texas Chargers Seventh Annual Retreat and Conference
2011 - Texas Chargers Sixth Annual Retreat and Conference
2009 - Forth Annual Texas Charge Retreat
2008 - Third Annual Texas Charge Retreat
2007- Second Annual Texas Charge Retreat

Post your 2017 Texas Charge Retreat pictures at #txchargers2017
Events of interest:

14th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
Host: CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
Date: August 1-3, 2019
Location: Hilton Anatole
Dallas, Texas

**Star Charger**

2017 - Sophia Chandy

2016 - Celeste Carr

2015 Trey Lewis

2014 Sarah Castellano

2013 Tiffany Coffer

2012 Robert Kocian

2011 Rachel Gibson

2010 Rachel Allen

2009 Chris Sence

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2008 Kayla Ortegon

2007 Dane Roberts


Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

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