Special Needs Summit- Friday, October 17th

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU will be hosting the Special Needs Summit on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Knicely Center. 

The target audience consists of parents, caregivers, family members, professionals, staff, and students. The conference theme is “Share the Vision.” The goals of the conference are to connect members of the special needs community with each other, provide valuable information and strategies on working with individuals and children with special needs, and provide information on community resources and services. The keynote speaker, Dr. Ann P. Kaiser, is a professor of education and human development at Vanderbilt University, and director for an Autism Center of Excellence. She will speak about parents as co-interventionists: Making meaningful differences in children’s communication outcomes.

The workshop speakers illustrate a broad range of disciplines involved in assisting families who have children with special needs along with adults who have disabilities as well. The speakers are Michelle Antle, Dr. Mark Deis, Jane Kitson, and Jeff Rose. The topics of the four sessions offered include Basic Principles of Prenatal and Early Child Brain Development, Early Childhood Interventions, Applied Behavior Analysis 101: Methods and Strategies, and Learning How to Care for Self While Caring for Others.

A entailing information concerning the event is attached. Please visit our website for registration and additional information. (www.wku.edu/summit/). Furthermore, please send this information to your staff as well as others that you think will benefit from this conference.

The CEC will be offering 4 CEU’s for the Summit. Disciplines we will cover include:
Social Work
EILA Education
Marriage & Family Therapy
Early Childhood
Speech Language Pathologist & Audiology
First Steps

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