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Family to Family Network April Special Ed Conference

The Family to Family Network will be presenting their Success for Children with Disabilities Conference on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Houston Baptist University. The conference will include a resource fair and will focus on AT, behavior, communication, and other disability issues. The conference includes three breakout sessions during the day, the first from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., the second from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., and the third from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The resource fair will be open from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is currently open and will remain open until March 30.

The conference is $15 for people with disabilities, $25 for family members, and $50 for professionals. Social Workers may apply to receive 3 CEU hours. For those with limited funds, some stipends are available for those who meet the criteria; however, for those who apply for and receive a stipend, lack of attendance will result in being charged for the conference.

The first session (9:15 to 10: 15 a.m.) includes presentations on

  • Being the Other One: Growing Up with Sibling
  • Guardianship, Alternatives & Trusts
  • Inappropriate Behavior: Disability or Kid
  • New Personalized Child Psychiatry Diagnostic & Treatment
  • Post Secondary Goals & Transition Assessments
  • Puberty & Sexuality Instruction for Students with Developmental Disabilities
  • Self Regulation vs Self Control
  • Sensory Smart Strategies for Classroom & Home
  • What is PASRR & How Can It Help a Person at Risk Special Education Advocacy

The second session (10:45 to 11:45 a.m.) includes presentations on

  • Birds & Bees - Sexuality & Disability
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Autism Supplement
  • Feature Matching Apps: Match App for Success
  • HBU College Tour
  • Master Pooled Trust
  • Schizophrenia Related Illness: Current Research
  • Strategies to Empower Parents: Promote Positive Behavior
    The Emotional Lives of Girls & Boys
  • Using Verbal Behavior Approach
  • What it Feels Like to Have Asperger’s
  • Winning with ADHD

The third session (12:15 to 1:15 p.m.) includes presentations on

  • Accessing Resources: Parents Perspective
  • Applied Behavior Analysis 101
  • Augmentative-Alternative Communication
  • Crisis & First Response Directives: Adding Surety to Care Plan
  • Sensory Processing Strategies
  • Services & Supports at the Burkhart Center for Autism
  • Teach & Reach Kids with ADHD
  • The Bully, The Bullied, & the Bystander
  • The Transition Years in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Why You Shouldn't Teach Your Child to Look at You

For further information, to download a full conference brochure, or to register online using EventBrite, go to the Family to Family Network website.

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