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FREE registration available to first 150 family members/youth with disabilities that pre-register

3 CEUs (no ethics) available for social workers/licensed professional counselors

3 CPE credits for educators

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Saturday, January 27
 

9:30am

Discipline for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will review the mandates of IDEA regarding discipline for students with disabilities. We will discuss when a manifestation determination is necessary, what counts as a disciplinary day of removal, and what disciplinary options are available when the behavior is caused by the disability or not caused by the disability.

Speakers
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Ginger Gates, Ph.D.

Director of Special Education, Region 4 Special Education Solutions
Ginger Gates, Ph.D., is currently the Director of Special Education at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, Texas. As a school psychologist in both Texas and Louisiana, she has dedicated her career, of over 30 years, to expanding opportunities for students with disabilit... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 604

9:30am

The ARD Process
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide an overview of the ARD Process so that parents will be prepared to participate at every stage of the process. Participants will gain an understanding of the ARD meeting agenda, as well as their procedural rights and responsibilities. 

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Ana Esparza

Regional Coordinator, Partners Resource Network-TEAM Project
Regional Coordinator for Partners Resource Network-TEAM Project for 5 years.


Saturday January 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 206

11:00am

4 + 1 a Person Centered Thinking skill that guides respectful conversations and can help gain positive results in an IEP meeting.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to use the 4 + 1 skill to focus on an issue and come up with an action plan to help you present your needs during an IEP meeting.

Speakers
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Aimee Day

Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University
Aimee Day graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science in 2001. She is the mother of two boys who are adventurous, funny, kind and have a disability. Her career changed from veterinary medicine to supporting families and individuals with disabilities after... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 212

11:00am

Inclusion: Who's In?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students that you deal with? Don't deal, but rather, build relationships! Instead ask, Who's in? Learn inclusion classroom strategies and social supports to help build relationships and maintain predictability and stability for your students.

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April T Giauque

Special Education Transition Teacher, Pieced-Together
April T Giauque is the mother of 9 children 5 of which have special needs: 4 Autism, 2 who are Deaf, and 1 of her deaf children has Autism. April has her Masters degree in Special Education. April is the author of BASE: Building Advanced Social Education, which is an interactive social... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 603

11:00am

Special Education Graduation for Parents and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

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Townsley Raposa

Education Specialist, Region 4 Special Education Solutions
Townsley Raposa is an education specialist at Region 4 ESC that specializes in providing training and technical assistance in transition planning for students with disabilities. Townsley is also a former special education administrator and high school teacher.


Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208