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The 2019 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle, WA

March 5, 6 & 7, 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Register-Seattle

The Washington State Convention Center-Downtown Seattle, WA

Discounted Hotel Rooms for Conference Attendees


A block of discounted rooms is reserved at the new HYATT REGENCY- Seattle. This new luxury hotel is now the largest hotel in Seattle and is opening to guests on December 1, 2018.  Reserve your room now!
(Single and Double Occupancy-$209; Triple Occupancy-$234; Quadruple Occupancy-$259)

Online Group Hotel Discount Code: G-RESE

Book Hotel- Seattle

To book your discounted hotel room online, go to: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington/hyatt-regency-seattle/sears?corp_id=G-RESE

The Hyatt Regency’s reservation phone number is:
1-800-233-1234
Please mention the “Special Education Conference” to receive the group discounted rates when making reservations by telephone.

Make your reservation by February 11, 2019 to receive the discounted room rate.

 

Download a Seattle Conference Brochure HERE

Download Seattle Conference Brochure

Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SEATTLE, WA

Thirty, Full-Day Courses will be offered at the Seattle event.  All Courses begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm

DAY ONE: TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2019


Autism & Developmental Disorders     8 months- Adulthood

Course #1 – The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disabilities-Part 1 by Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP- Providence, RI  (day one of this two-day course) READ MORE

Trauma-Informed Approaches     K- 10th Grade

Course #2 – The Integration of Trauma-Informed Approaches And Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework-Part 1 by Lynne DeSousa, MS, School Psychologist- Denver CO (day one of this three-day course) READ MORE

Student Motivation & Achievement     K- 21 years

Course #3 –Use the Power of Mindsets to Transform Behavior and Teaching by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Pine Bush, NY  READ MORE

iPad Boot Camp     PreK- 21 years

Course #4 – iPad Boot Camp: Awesome New iPad Apps, Adaptations and Accessories – Part 1 by Therese Willkomm, PHD, ATP, Durham, NH (day one of this two-day course) READ MORE

Reducing Behavior Issues & Anxiety    Birth- 8th Grade

Course #5 – Combining Sensory and Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Behavior Issues and Anxiety- Part 1 by Bek Miremis, OTR/L, Seattle, WA (day one of this two-day course) READ MORE

Math Using Kagan Structures    6th Grade- 21 years

Course #6 – Secondary Math: Using Kagan Structures to Boost Engagement and Learning by Rob Jutras, BS, Kagan Professional Development, San Clemente, CA  READ MORE

Promoting Executive Functions    PreK- 21 years

Course #7 – Promoting and Coaching Executive Functioning in the Classroom Part 1 by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, National Institute for Learning Development- Suffolk,VA (day one of this two-day course)  READ MORE

Visual Learners    3 years- 10th Grade

Course #8 – Inclusive Classrooms for Visual Learners by Alyse Rostamizadeh, MSEd, Educational Consultant, Tualatin, OR  READ MORE

Dyslexia    K- 21 years

Course #9 – Dyslexia: What It Is, What It Is Not and How to Help by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, EdD and Tracy Block- Zaretsky, BA, Dyslexia Training Institute, San Diego, CA  READ MORE

Multi-tiered System of Support   K- 21 years

Course #10 – Instructional Considerations for Implementing MTSS: Improving the Performance of Students Who are At Risk for Academic Failure by Marcy Stein, PhD, University of Washington and William Rasplica, MS, Franklin Pierce School District  READ MORE

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2019


Autism & Dev. Disorders     8 months- Adulthood

Course #11 – The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disabilities-Part 2 by Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP- Providence, RI (day two of this two-day course)  READ MORE

Trauma-Informed Approaches     K- 10th Grade

Course #12 – The Integration of Trauma-Informed Approaches And Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework-Part 2 by Lynne DeSousa, MS, School Psychologist- Denver CO (day two of this three-day course)  READ MORE

Crisis Management     2nd Grade- 21 years

Course #13 – Getting Through a Crisis without Making is Worse: ACT instead of React by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Consultant, Pine Bush, NY  READ MORE

iPad Boot Camp     PreK- 21 years

Course #14 – iPad Boot Camp: Awesome New iPad Apps, Adaptations and Accessories – Part 2 by Therese Willkomm, PHD, ATP, Durham, NH (day two of this two-day course)  READ MORE

Reducing Behavior Issues & Anxiety     Birth- 8th Grade

Course #15 – Combining Sensory and Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Behavior Issues and Anxiety- Part 2 by Bek Miremis, OTR/L, Seattle, WA (day two of this two-day course)  READ MORE

Social Skills     4th- 6th Grades

Course #16 – Practical Strategies for Implementing Social Skills in the Classroom and in Therapy by Felice Clark, MA, CCC-SLP, Roseville, CA  READ MORE

Promoting Executive Functions     PreK- 21 years

Course #17 – Promoting and Coaching Executive Functioning in the Classroom Part 2 by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, National Institute for Learning Development, Suffolk, VA (day two of this two-day course)  READ MORE

Behaviorally Disordered Students     K- 7th Grade

Course #18 – Practical Management of Tough Kids: An Evidence-Based Approach by William Jenson, PhD, Educational & Child Psychologist, University of Utah  READ MORE

Neuromotor Skills & Adaptive PE     Birth- 6th Grade

Course #19 – Identification and Remediation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Including Autism by Torey Gilbertson, DPT, Anna Fragomeni, DPT, & Shawn Israel, DPT  READ MORE

Vocabulary Development    2nd Grade- 21 years

Course #20 – Word Smarts! Building Student Vocabulary Through Morphology by William Van Cleave, MA, Educational Consultant, Louisville, KY  READ MORE

DAY THREE: THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2019


Autism & Self-Injurious Behaviors     All Ages

Course #21 – Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Students that Exhibit Self-Injurious Behavior and Related Disorders by Timothy Vollmer, PhD, BCBA- Gainesville, FL
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Trauma-Informed Approaches     K- 10th Grade

Course #22 – The Integration of Trauma-Informed Approaches And Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework-Part 3
by Lynne DeSousa, MS, School Psychologist- Denver CO (day three of this three-day course)   READ MORE

Preschool Child Development    3 years- K

Course #23 – Science to Practice: Understanding and Supporting Preschool Child Development in Literacy, Mathematics, and Social-Emotional Learning by Kristen Missall, PhD, University of WA   READ MORE

Assistive Technology Solutions     Birth- Adulthood

Course #24 – Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes by Therese Willkomm, PHD, ATP, Durham, NH   READ MORE

Functional Writing Skills    2nd Grade- 21 years

Course #25 – From Words to Works! Developing Foundational Writing Skills in Students of All Ages by William Van Cleave, MA, Educational Consultant, Louisville, KY  READ MORE

Make and Take Therapy Ideas for SLPs     K- 6th Grade

Course #26 – Make and Take: Hands-on Therapy Ideas that Speech Pathologists Can Use Tomorrow by Felice Clark, MA, CCC-SLP, Roseville, CA   READ MORE

Neuroscience & Education    PreK- 21 years

Course #27 – Mind the Gap! Neuroscience & Education by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, National Institute for Learning Development- Suffolk, VA   READ MORE

Behaviorally Disordered Students     K- 7th Grade

Course #28 – Advance Tough Kid Behavior Management Techniques, Reductive Techniques, Social Skills, On-Task in a Box and the Electronic Homenote by William Jenson, PhD, Educational & Child Psychologist, University of Utah   READ MORE

Critical Math Tools    K- 6th Grade

Course #29 – Critical Math Tools Every Classroom Needs To Have and Use Today! by Kim Sutton, MA, Creative Mathematics- Arcata, CA  READ MORE

Culturally Responsive Teaching    All Grade Levels

Course #30 – Culturally Responsive Teaching: Closing the Opportunity Gap by Caprice Hollins, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Cultures Connecting- Renton, WA   READ MORE

 

 The 2019 General & Special Education Conference
San Diego, CA

May 8, 9, 10, 2019

(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Register -San Diego 

Town & Country Resort and Conference Center-Mission District

For directions to the Town & Country Resort, click below:

Directions Town & Country

Book a Hotel Room at the Town & Country Resort

Book Hotel – San Diego

 Mention the group “2019 General & Special Education Conference” to received the hotel room group discount ($167 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy; $197 for triple occupancy, and $217 for quad occupancy) at the Town & Country Resort where the conference takes place.  Call the hotel reservation desk at 1-800-772-8527 or book online.   Book by April 19, 2019 to receive the discounted room rate.  Rooms are offered on a first come, first serve basis.  To book your hotel room online, go to: https://book.passkey.com/e/49706446

Download a San Diego Conference Brochure HERE

Download San Diego Conference Brochure


Courses and Distinguished Faculty-SAN DIEGO, CA

Eighteen, Full-Day Courses.  All Courses begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY May 8, 2019


Emotions, Learning & Executive Functions     PreK-21yrs

Course #1 – How Emotion Impacts the Brain’s Successful Learning, What to Do About It & How to Build Powerful Executive Functions by Dr. Judy Willis, MD, MEd, Board-Certified Neurologist- Santa Barbara, CA    READ MORE 

Managing Behavior & Students’ Emotions    K-21yrs

Course #2 – Achieve Success with Defiant, Emotional, & Disengaged Students by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling- Pine Bush, NY    READ MORE

Severe Disabilities Including Autism    All Ages

Course #3 – Communication & Learning Strategies for Children who Face Significant Challenges: Including Severe Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum- Part 1 by Linda Burkhart, BS, Special Education Consultant, Technology Integration Specialist- Eldersburg, MD (Day 1)    READ MORE

Dyslexia & Related Reading Disabilities     K-3rd Grade

Course #4 – Dyslexia: Overview, Identification, Instruction & Intervention- Part 1 by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University and Jennifer Flipse, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University (Day 1)    READ MORE

Promoting Executive Function     PreK-21yrs

Course #5 – Promoting and Coaching Executive Functioning in the Classroom- Part 1 by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, NILD- Suffolk, VA (day 1)    READ MORE

Reducing Behavior Issues & Anxiety     Birth- 8th Grade

Course #6 – Combining Sensory and Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Behavior Issues and Anxiety- Part 1 by Bek Miremis, OTR/L, Seattle, WA (Day 1)    READ MORE 

DAY TWO: THURSDAY MAY 9, 2019


Improving Students’ Attention & Memory     K- 21yrs

Course #7 – Capturing and Sustaining Learners’ Attention and Constructing Durable Long-term Memory by Dr. Judy Willis, MD, MEd, Board-Certified Neurologist- Santa Barbara, CA    READ MORE

Improving Students’ Motivation    K-21yrs

Course #8 – Achieve Success with “I DON’T CARE” Students: Inspiring the Unmotivated by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Consultant, Pine Bush, NY    READ MORE

Severe Disabilities Including Autism     All Ages

Course #9 – Communication & Learning Strategies for Children who Face Significant Challenges: Including Severe Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum- Part 2 by Linda Burkhart, BS, Special Education Consultant, Technology IntegrationSpecialist- Eldersburg, MD (Day 2)    READ MORE

Dyslexia & Related Reading Disabilities     K- 3rd Grade

Course #10 – Dyslexia: Overview, Identification, Instruction & Intervention- Part 2 by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University and Jennifer Flipse, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University (Day 2)    READ MORE

Promoting Executive Function     PreK- 21yrs

Course #11 – Promoting and Coaching Executive Functioning in the Classroom- Part 2 by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, NILD- Suffolk, VA (day 2)    READ MORE

Reducing Behavior Issues & Anxiety     Birth- 8th Grade

Course #12 – Combining Sensory and Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Behavior Issues and Anxiety- Part 2 by Bek Miremis, OTR/L, Seattle, WA (Day 2)    READ MORE

DAY THREE: FRIDAY MAY 10, 2019


Behavior Challenges of Students with Autism     3yrs-21yrs

Course #13 – The Challenge of Challenging Behaviors! Understanding and Effectively Addressing the Behavioral Challenges of Students with Autism by Susan K. Lewis Stokes, MA, CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant- Bloomington, IN    READ MORE

Crisis Management     K-21 yrs

Course #14 –Getting Through a Crisis without Making is Worse: ACT instead of React by MaryAnn Brittingham, MS, Family and Child Counseling, Consultant, Pine Bush, NY    READ MORE

Severe Disabilities Including Autism     All Ages

Course #15 – Communication & Learning Strategies for Children who Face Significant Challenges: Including Severe Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum- Part 3 by Linda Burkhart, BS, Special Education Consultant, Technology Integration Specialist- Eldersburg, MD (Day 3)    READ MORE

Dyslexia & Related Reading Disabilities     K-3rd Grade

Course #16 – Dyslexia: Overview, Identification, Instruction & Intervention- Part 3 by Tim Odegard, PhD, Developmental Cognitive Psychologist, Middle Tennessee State University and Jennifer Flipse, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University (Day 3)    READ MORE

Neuroscience & Education     PreK- 21yrs

Course #17 – Mind the Gap! Neuroscience & Education by Shannon Kuschel, MS, LPC, PCET, NILD- Suffolk, VA    READ MORE

The Zones of Regulation®     PreK -21yrs

Course #18 – The Zones of Regulation® : Self- Regulation for Students who Struggle with Managing Their Emotions and Sensory Needs by Leah Kuypers, MEd, OTR/L, Author, Consultant    READ MORE