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    “Unlocking the Mystery”

    of Developmental Disorders
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    8:00a.m. - 3:00

    Canaan Baptist Church

    2543 Morgan Road, Birmingham, 35022

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    Professional Development hours provided through Chalkable: Reference ID: STI PD 1617047

    Registration still open

    Walk up registrations are welcome

About

Unlocking the Mystery of Autism, brought to you by: SECCO (Special Education Consultants & Conference Organizers) who are working to unlock the mystery of Autism and other developmental disabilities by providing current information and professional expertise that will empower parents and educators.

GOAL:

Parents and educators working collaboratively towards a common goal.

“SECCO” consists of:

Autism Specialists

Emotional Disability Specialists

Intellectual Disability Specialists

Learning Disability Specialists

Parent Advocates

Parents of Children with Special Needs

Retired Educators

Psychometrists

Special Education Collaborative Teachers

Specialists who Understand Special Education Law

Timeline Specialist-from Referral to Placement

Speakers

Lauren McCreless

Lauren McCreless

Lise Falconer- Secondary Science Specialist at AMSTI-UAB

Lise Falconer- Secondary Science Specialist at AMSTI-UAB

Sonja Duffel- Lead Special Education Instructor at Blount County Board of Education

Sonja Duffel- Lead Special Education Instructor at Blount County Board of Education

Leslie Allen, Esq. – Partner at Resolutions in Special Education, Inc.

Leslie Allen, Esq. – Partner at Resolutions in Special Education, Inc.

Caroline Gomez, PhD. – Consultant at Autism Diagnostics, Consultation, & Training

Caroline Gomez, PhD. – Consultant at Autism Diagnostics, Consultation, & Training

Tina Sanders – Education Specialist with AL Dept. of Education

Tina Sanders – Education Specialist with AL Dept. of Education

Sheila Bolling – Education Specialist with AL Dept of Education

Sheila Bolling – Education Specialist with AL Dept of Education

Evaluations, Certificates, Dismissal

Evaluations, Certificates, Dismissal

1:40-3:10- Keynote: Leslie Allen, Esq.: “Educating Students with Disabilities – Practical Tips for School Administrators”

1:40-3:10- Keynote: Leslie Allen, Esq.: “Educating Students with Disabilities – Practical Tips for School Administrators”

Break 130

Break 130

1230 SESSION III

1230 SESSION III

11:50-12:30- Lunch provided by Jennie’s Sandwich Shop

11:50-12:30- Lunch provided by Jennie’s Sandwich Shop

SESSION II 1050

SESSION II 1050

Break

Break

Silvana Watson

Silvana Watson

Break 930

Break 930

Brooke Bowles- Executive Director of Triumph Services, Inc.

Brooke Bowles- Executive Director of Triumph Services, Inc.

Introduction – Cindy Nelson, Bama Hager, Anna McConnell

Introduction – Cindy Nelson, Bama Hager, Anna McConnell

Registration

Registration

Schedule

7:30

Registration

Registration

8:00-8:15

Introduction – Cindy Nelson, Bama Hager, Anna McConnell

Welcome Remarks

8:15-9:30

Brooke Bowles- Executive Director of Triumph Services, Inc.

KEYNOTE - Brooke Bowles - Executive Director of Triumph Services, Inc.

9:30-9:40

Break 930

Break

9:40-10:40

Silvana Watson

SESSION I:

1. Joel Smith & Mandy Antwine: “Engage and Empower Readers by Changing Student Affect

2. Silvana Watson: Executive Function-Working Memory

3. Lauren McCreless - Speech & Language Specialist

4. Courtney King - Founder and Director of AAAP-HANDS

10:40-10:50

Break

Break

10:50-11:50

SESSION II 1050

SESSION II:

1. Caroline Gomez: Road Map to Alabama Transition Services: Guidance for Families

2. Silvana Watson: Executive Function- Working Memory

3. Sonja Duffel- Educational Data Entry

4. Tina Sanders, Sheila Bolling & Susan Goldthwaite- ASDE-Autism Specialists

11:50-12:30

11:50-12:30- Lunch provided by Jennie’s Sandwich Shop

Lunch provided by Jennie’s Sandwich Shop

12:30-1:30

1230 SESSION III

SESSION III:

1. Lise Falconer: “Narrow the Achievement Gap in Science Utilizing the New ALCOS: Science” – Secondary Level

2. Sarah Ryan- (U of A)- College Transition

3. Christy Moore- Preschool Applications

4. Renette Dotson & Victoria Jackson: “Getting Your Student Involved: Collaboration Between Parents & Educators”

1:30-1:40

Break 130

Break

1:40-3:10

1:40-3:10- Keynote: Leslie Allen, Esq.: “Educating Students with Disabilities – Practical Tips for School Administrators”

Keynote: Leslie Allen, Esq.: “Educating Students with Disabilities - Practical Tips for School Administrators”

3:10-3:15

Evaluations, Certificates, Dismissal

Dismissal & Certificates

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