April 11th, 2019. Ages and Stages: Developmental Perspectives Throughout the Education of a Child, is for Parents, Special-Education Advocates, Attorneys, Administrators, Out of District Coordinators, Clinical, Therapeutic and all Related Service Providers. Presentations will focus on essential components of programming for students with special needs.
* This year’s fair will focus on what parents and professionals need to consider as children approach milestones, from ages 3 to 22.
* Conference presentations will focus on how Teams can develop IEPs that address a student’s skill deficits in the context of developmental changes over the lifespan. Presenters will include attorneys, legislative advocates, psychologists and school program directors.
* The special-education school fair will feature exhibitors that include select Special Education Resource vendors and service providers.
* Keynote Speakers: Robert Crabtree, Esq., Kotin Crabtree & Strong, and Yahaira Lopez, Founder of Autism Sprinter, Inc
* Breakout Sessions – What are the key developmental changes for students, the most relevant evaluations, and appropriate IEP goal areas for each of these three ages and stages over the educational life of a child with disabilities?
– Ages 3-8 – From Playing to Learn to Learning to Read – the Transition from Preschool to Elementary School.
– Ages 9-13 – Changing Bodies, Changing Minds – Helping Tweens and Teens Acquire Skills for Learning and for Living in the World.
– Ages 14-22 – Identifying a Vision and Developing skills for Adult Life.
* Policy Perspectives Across the Stages -Moderated by Rich Robison, Executive Director Emeritus, Federation for Children with Special Needs. An interactive discussion addressing major transition stages from a legislative, developmental and practical perspective. Tying together the morning topics, the panel will continue the conversation on child development and the implications for crafting an IEP with appropriate goals and services.
PLUS – Throughout the Day:
* Free IEP Clinics
* The Forum: Representatives from a wide range of Special Education Schools will present information regarding student profiles, program services, admission requirements and placement options to professionals within the special education field.
Fees apply. Registration Required to http://spanmass.org/conference–school-fair.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 508.655.7999