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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

February 8: SPaN’s 3rd Annual Special Education School Fair


Presented by the MA Special Needs Advocacy Network

More than 50 special education schools (click HERE for a complete list) will be exhibiting at the Fair. Representatives from each will be present to describe and discuss how their programs can, or cannot, address various student profiles.

You'll learn about their programs' capacities to meet different levels of student need in academic, cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, clinical, therapeutic, physical, sensory, medical, adaptive living and vocational domains.

You can also learn about: 
  • Academic and Therapuetic Staffing 
  • Unique Program Services 
  • Academic Methodologies 
  • Physical Plant and Facilities 
  • Admissions Requirements 
  • Placement Options
There will be a complimentary networking luncheon for all full-day participants!
 
When:    8:00am - 3:00pm, Friday, February 8, 2013
 
Where:  The Westin Waltham Hotel,
                70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA  (directions)
 
Costs:
 
1.) Morning program: School Fair 8:00am - 12:00 noon ( includes 1 catalog) - Non-Member $40; Member $30 (Price at the door will be $65, checks only).
 
2.) Afternoon program: "Implementing the New Social-Emotional Guidelines" - Non-Member $60; Member $50 Please note: Morning Attendees staying for the afternoon program are invited to a complimentary buffet lunch. (Price at the door if available: $70, without lunch). Checks only.
 
3.) Cancellation/Weather Policy: No refunds will be offered if a program is held. Written cancellation requests received at least a week prior to the Fair may transfer payment to an upcoming program in the 2012-2013 program calendar. In case of severe weather, please check www.spanmass.org for information, or call 508-655-7999 for a recorded message.
 
Afternoon Workshop
 
Following the School Fair and buffet lunch, MA Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester, Scott McCloud, Executive Director of MGH Aspire, Madeline Levine of the DESE Office of Special Education Planning and Policy and a school-based team of educators will present information and insights about implementation of the new Massachusetts social-emotional guidelines.
 
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NESCA is proud once again to be a sponsor of this special event, along with Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP, Easter Seals of Massachusetts, UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center and Berkshire Hills Music Academy.

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