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900 West Edwards Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
217/525-3060
 
Margaret T. Thurman

Director of Student Support Services and Special Education
mthurman@sps186.org

Cathi Marshall
Administrative Assistant
cmarshall@sps186.org

Our mission is to provide support for the success of all students in District 186. Our district provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities from preschool, age three, through high school graduation. Specialized services are also provided for limited English proficient students, students with health needs, and students with social emotional needs. We hope our web site addresses many of your questions. However, if you are in need of additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060 for further assistance.

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11th ANNUAL EMPOWER ALL ABILITIES CONFERENCE (formerly known as D2P)


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Shawn Anthony Robinson Ph.D. is no stranger to adversity as he received special education services throughout his entire PK-12 journey and graduated high school reading at an elementary level. Dr. Robinson is a Senior Research Associate in the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an author, a dyslexia consultant, and serves on the Board of Directors with International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the intersection of race, giftedness and dyslexia. He brings a wealth of academic experience, training and knowledge about the psychological development of dyslexia. He has written peer-reviewed articles and book chapters that discuss African American males with dyslexia. His writings have been highlighted on NBC News in an editorial piece titled This Man is Searching for a Link Between Illiteracy and Racial Bias, as well as in INSIDE HIGHER ED. He is also the co-author of Doctor Dyslexia Dude, a story of an African American with dyslexia.

http://www.shawnrobinsonphd.wixsite.com/shawn-robinson

Click here to register or call 217-525-3060.