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New York Events

Bronx Lebanon Autism Parent Support Conference

Date: December 3, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Bronx Lebanon Hospital - Murray Cohen Auditorium, 1650 Grand Concourse , Bronx, New York

Please join us for the monthy Autism Parent Support Group at Bronx Lebanon.

This month’s meeting will include a Special Needs Planning presentation by Adrienne Arkontaky, Esq. titled Planning for Your Child’s Future.

Where: 1650 Grand Concourse, 2nd Fl Murray Cohen, Bronx, N.Y. 10457

For informaton contact:
Kayla S. Martn
(718) 960-4510

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We Are Family… Let’s Talk Conference

Date: November 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Yonkers Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, New York

The Parent Training and Information Center at Westchester Independent Living Center is hosting a conference for families of a loved one with a disability. At this conference which are hoping will become a quarterly event, we will have a parent and sibling panel. We would like parents to talk briefly about their experiences what worked, what didn’t, what they wish they knew earlier.

For more information, please contact:; (845) 228-7457, ext. 1102

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Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Annual Conference

Date: October 20, 2018 from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Malcom Forbes Auditorium at Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave, Morristown, New Jersey

Simultaneous all-day conferences on adult and childhood epilepsy and psychogenic non epileptic seizures taught by epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, social workers, registered dieticians, and nurses who specialize in epilepsy and seizures. Adrienne Arkontaky will be speaking about Tackling the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Epilepsy.

To register, please visit:

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Austin Events

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Date: October 18, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Noah's Event Venue, 5280 Towne Square Drive, Plano, TX

Please join us for this informative conference. We will be hosting a table in the resource fair section of the conference. Feel free to stop by and obtain some useful information.

One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

To register, please visit:

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Charlotte Events

Napse 2018 Special Education Conference

Date: October 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr, Charlotte, NC

We are very excited to sponsor National Allies for Parents in Special Education (NAPSE) for their first inaugural conference! NAPSE is a parent-driven organization that will increase the access and quality of advocacy resources for special education families from underserved populations to improve educational outcomes.

Please join us for NAPSE’s inaugural conference in Charlotte on October 5-7, 2018! The conference offers different sessions, for parents, advocates and service providers and attorneys.

Parent sessions are designed to provide information on the Individuals with Disability Education Act, Americans with Disabiliies Act, family advocacy and school responsibilities and how accessing these protections under these laws look different for an underserved parents and information on how to overcome those road blocks.

Sessions for advocates and services providers are designed to provide information on how to best advocate and serve families with various disabilities from underserved communities to ensure educational rights are achieved.

Attorney session are designed to provide education and training to attorney’s practicing in the field, but also to encourage more attorneys to consider Special Education as a field of practice with a focus of representing overlooked and underserved communities in a meaningful profitable way. Law students are also welcome to participate and learn more about this area of the law.

Click below for more information and for ticket info!

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