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PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY CONFERENCE
AND FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5 - 8, 2017
HILTON ORLANDO • ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Surround yourself with people who get it, learn from experts, and form lifelong bonds. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Hilton Orlando resort, with two temperature-controlled pools, lazy river, whirlpool, a winding water slide, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an inexpensive trolley ride away from International Drive‘s shopping, attractions, and dining experiences, including SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort, and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from DisneyWorldEpcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.

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Friday, July 7 • 10:30am - 11:45am
A Step-By-Step Guide to Individual Education Plans - PT 2

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This is an intensive, multi-hour program which will address the nuts and bolts of developing an appropriate IEP for your child.  We will break for lunch at 11:45 and return at 1:30 to finish the sessions.

Please bring a copy of your child's IEP to this session. 


*We recommend that you attend the Brain 101 session on Thursday to familiarize yourself with the different functions of various parts of the brain prior to attending these sessions.

Speakers
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Carrie Clark

Owner, Speech and Language Kids
Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP, is the owner of the online resource Speech and Language Kids. A graduate of Truman State University in Kirksvile, Missouri, Mrs. Clark worked in the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri in the 3-5 years program. Although she loved all of the child... Read More →
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Jennifer Laviano, JD

Owner, Jennifer Laviano, Attorney at Law
Ms. Laviano has dedicated her law practice entirely to the representation of children and adolescents with disabilities whose families are in disagreement with their public school districts. Her representation of children with special needs encompasses the full spectrum of Civil Rights advocacy under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), from attendance at IEP Team meetings and Mediation, to zealous and experienced litigation in Due Process Hearings and Federal Court. | | Ms. Laviano is a regular presenter, both locally and nationally, on the subject of the special legal rights of children with disabilities and their entitlement to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education. Ms. Laviano is on the Board of Directors of COPAA, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, which is the leading national voice on special education rights and advocacy. | | Ms. Laviano represents children with special needs throughout the State of Connecticut. Her very popular You Tube channel... Read More →
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Monika Jones, JD

President, The Brain Recovery Project
Monika Jones serves as Program Chair and is CEO and Board Chair of The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation, where she served as the principal investigator for the NIH research conference grant for the 2014 International Workshop on Brain Plasticity, Hemi... Read More →
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Julie Gardner, MA

Educational Specialist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Julie Gardner holds a Masters degree from the University of South Florida in Varying Exceptionalities. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College in Specific Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education. Julie also has an Advanced Professional Teaching Certif... Read More →
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Audrey Vernick

Director of Educational Training and Advocacy, The Brain Recovery Project
Audrey Vernick serves as the Director of Educational Training and Advocacy for The Brain Recovery Project and is responsible for coordinating the design, development, and launch of its new Educational Advocate Program which commenced the summer of 2016. Audrey is certified by the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates in their Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) program. The year-long SEAT program is the only nationally developed and recognized course that provides participants with training to become a special education advocate. The course is based in part on the SEAT Curriculum developed through a partnership between COPAA and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) University Center for Excellence, University of Southern California, on a three year demonstration grant funded by the U.S . Department of Education in 2005. The grant funded portion of the project ended in 2009, resulting in development of a model curriculum for advocacy training that was vetted through 3 cohorts under the direction of a 10 member National Advisory Board, and several members of the COPAA Training Committee, all of whom are nationally recognized special education advocates and... Read More →


Friday July 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Florida 5-6

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