Join the Parent Information Center at our 5th Annual
Parent Conference on disAbilities, March 18, 2017 8am - 4PM
at the Ramada Inn, Gillette WY
Registration Costs: Parent of children with disabilities FREE!; Educators/Other Providers $25 each.
You may also download and mail in the Registration Form.
10 Steps to an Effective IEP and What to Do When It is NOT Working: Terri Dawson, Director, Parent Information Center
Special education is a complicated and complex process, made more difficult by our emotions of hopes and dreams for our children. Understanding the basics of IEPs, and what we can ask for, can relieve some of the stress IEP meetings can bring. This interactive session will discuss the most important things families should know about IEPs, with strategies for getting what your child needs in a positive and productive way without straining relationships with members of the team.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Sensory Processing Disorder: Interventions & Behavioral Supports Amy Hadley, OTR/L
Sensory Integration Dysfunction is real and has different levels of involvement and multiple categories of clusters of dysfunction. Sensory Processing disorder is also very real and presents with varying challenges for intervention and supports. Participants will learn about each type of dysfunction and the various "camps" that support research. Research based interventions will be described.
Mindfulness & Student Success Wendy Gauntner, PIC Outreach Parent Liaison
School is a place where our children learn academics. Mindfulness has become a way for our children to learn tools for calming, attention, motivation, and increased school success. This session will help participants understand mindfulness, and how it can support our children’s overall academic, social and emotional well-being.
At a Glance Conference Schedule: View Here
For educators or other providers with online registration, you may either pay via Paypal (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover) or using a mail or call-in option. Registration payments not completed prior to the conference will be cancelled. You may also contact PIC at 307-684-2277 for registration or questions.
We also have Vendor/Booth Registration, download the Vendor Registration Form.
**No Parent stipends available
Read more about the speakers.
The purpose and outcomes of the conference for families of children with disabilities, and those educators and providers who work with them, are to:
- Have an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas with other families and educators who have children and youth with similar needs.
- Increase families, educators and others expectations for their children’s success, independence and employment opportunities even during times of change.
- Learn new skills on how to communicate as partners for better outcomes for your child/student through the IEP.
- Gain a greater understanding of special education and the critical areas to pay attention to in the IEP.