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Conference 2016

For Educators, Parents, College Students and Anyone with a desire to learn about various exceptionalities

Date: October 26, 2016     
Time: 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m (Registration starts at 7:30)
Place: Canaan Baptist Church 2543 Morgan Road Birmingham, AL 35022
More info:

Caroline Gomez, PhD. – Transition Roadmap
Lise Falconer, AMSTI- Inclusion in the classroom
Sarah Ryan, PhD. – University of Alabama, College Transition for Students with Disabilities
Leslie Allen, Esq. – Legal Issues in Special Ed.
Silvana Watson, Ph.D – Working Memory, Old Dominion University,  Hosted by Down Syndrome Alabama
Cathy Scoggins – Classroom Applications
Renette Dotson & Victoria Jackson – Parent/ Teacher Communications

By Mail: Complete and detach form on reverse side.  Mail form and registration fee to Autism Society of Alabama at: 4217 Dolly Ridge Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
By Fax:  Complete form and fax to 205-231-4511:  Attention Cindy Nelson.
By Phone: Bama Hager at 1-877-AUTISM, Ext #5, or 205-383-1674
Online-Credit; OR Eventbrite:   
Pre-Registration Deadline - October 17, 2016 Registration fees not received or postmarked by this date will increase by $10.
Refund Policy: 10% processing fee deducted on or before 10/07/16; 50% deducted if requested 10/07/16 to 10/21/16. No refunds after October 21st.

CONTACT INFORMATION If you have difficulty registering or any questions, please contact a SECCO member:
Cindy Nelson (205) 231-4612
Denise Gillespie (205) 612-4458
Alice Murdoch (205)447-8594

DIRECTIONS TO CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH From I-459 South (going toward Tuscaloosa from B’ham - Galleria): Take exit 6 toward Bessemer; Turn right onto CR-52 (Morgan Road, SE); the Church is half mile down, on the right.

From I-459 North (going toward B’ham - Galleria from Tuscaloosa): Take exit 6 toward Bessemer; Turn left onto CR-52 (Morgan Road, SE); Canaan Baptist Church is half mile down, on the right.

SECCO Mission Statement - Special Education Consultants & Conference Organizers are working to unlock the mystery of Autism and other developmental disabilities by providing current information and professional expertise that will empower parents and educators 

All data and information provided is for information purposes only. The opinions of the presenters, exhibitors and advertisers do not necessarily reflect those of the Autism Society of Alabama (ASA), Down Syndrome Alabama (DSA) or of Special Education Consultants and Conference Organizers (SECCO). ASA, DSA nor SECCO makes any warranty for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process provided.

Certificates of Attendance will be given for those who require continuing education units (CEUs).

Topics being discussed include but are not limited to:
Classroom Applications
Legal Issues
Family-Community Communications
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Working Memory
Speech and Language Therapy

EXHIBITORS- A variety of exhibitors will be organized in designated areas for attendees to explore throughout the day. If you know of a business/service that would like to exhibit, please contact Denise Gillespie:

Lunch Lunch will be provided with price of admission.

This conference is designed to include parents, general AND special educators, college students and anyone with a desire to learn about various exceptionalities and associated traits, (current research, practical applications, resources, etc).