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D2P8 Includes a Variety of Breakout Sessions

February 12, 2016
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Confessions of the Chromosomally Enhanced

D2P8 (DISABILITY TO POSSIBILITY) February 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: We have a great conference planned! Registration is now open! Register here: http://www.sps186.org/studentsupport/?p=32206

There are a variety of breakout sessions planned for the day. Topics include:
Help! My Child is Struggling in School. What Can I Do?
"Agreeing to Disagree: — Conflict Resolution Options When Parents Are at Odds with School-Based Decisions
Assistive Technology in the Classroom
Advocacy 101 and the IEP
"Next Steps" Self-Advocacy Supports: Keys to Independence
Understanding Evaluations and Eligibility
Accommodations and Modifications - What's the Difference?
Behavior Supports, Strategies and Plans
Hello Mr. Legislator; Let's Talk
Trusts and Guardianships
Please see the flyer for complete details regarding time, place, and session summaries.

Our keynote, Elizabeth Newton of the award-winning blog "Confessions of the Chromosomally Enhanced" ( http://www.confessionsofthechromosomallyenhanced.com) will speak about growing up in the special needs community, what she learned, and how she applies those lessons as she parents her own child with Down syndrome. Her sense of humor is sure to entertain as she shares how she educates and advocates for her daughter. She'll discuss how she takes advantage of resources offered, and lessons she's learned.