People involved with raising and educating children with special needs are invited to a free conference entitled Reaching All Students – Do You Believe in Me? The conference is being held from 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, February 26 at the South Pasadena High School. Teachers, educators, school administrators, parents, and family members will learn about best practices and strategies for achieving success in integration and inclusion; developing social skills; behavior modification; early intervention; and transition to adulthood. In addition, national and regional experts will be presenting workshops topics include parent’s legal rights, use of medication, and autism spectrum disorder. The keynote address is being delivered by Rick Clemens, MA, founder and director of the Inclusive Education and Community Partnership. A full list of speakers and workshops is available at the South Pasadena Parents for Special Needs Children’s website at www.spp4snc.com.
Reaching All Students – Do You Believe in Me? is the direct result of local special education community forums held in 2007 and 2009. The forums identified a critical need to provide continuing education to both parents and teachers on best practices special needs education. This conference is being presented free of charge by the South Pasadena PTA Council Special Needs Committee in collaboration with the South Pasadena Unified School District. For more information or to RSVP, please email SpecialNeedsCommittee@yahoo.com .