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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ann Helmus to Speak at EDCO Collaborative’s 18th Annual Legislative Forum

Agenda: Moving Forward in 2013 - The Ever-Changing World of Special Education

NESCA Director Dr. Ann Helmus will be one of two featured speakers at the EDCO Collaborative's upcoming Legislative Forum in Weston, MA.

Her talk  is entitled, "Preparing Today’s Students with Disabilities for a Successful Post-Secondary Transition."

Also speaking, on "The Changing Population of Students with Disabilities," will be Dr. David Urion of Children’s Hospital Boston, where he is Director of Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs, and Director of Education and Residency Training Programs in Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

In the past, the forum has been attended by a significant number of State Legislators and other leading educational policy-makers, and is expected to be equally successful this year. It is not open to the public.

About EDCO Collaborative

EDCO’s mission is to:
  • Improve education through interdistrict and interagency collaboration;
  • Provide high quality education and related services to students-at-risk;
  • Enhance equity, intercultural understanding and equal opportunity in education.
The EDCO Collaborative has had a long, rich history of providing services to school districts in Greater Boston, and to at-risk students and adults across Massachusetts. Since 1969, EDCO has been offering high quality student programs, outstanding educator training, and other cost-effective services to school communities.

The group continues to provide innovative and responsive programming for its members and to support the needs of students and adults who remain at-risk, through a variety of state- and federally-funded programs.

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