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2nd Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference -- "Living Well: Transitions, Independence & Community Inclusion"

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled

Friday, May 20, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Brooklyn, United States

2nd Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference --...

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Event Details

 A day of resources, relaxation and information for

Brooklyn parents of children with disabilities

 

Keynote Speaker

Ari Ne'eman

Founding President, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Member, National Council on Disability

(a federal agency charged with advising

Congress and the President on disability policy issues)

 Exhibitors & UCP NYC Technology Resouce Center -- ALL DAY

 

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. -- Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. -- Welcome & Keynote Speaker

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. -- Morning Workshops

Early Childhood Transitions: Ages Three & Five 

  • Karen Samet, Director, Brooklyn Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)
  • Sandi Napor, Family Coordinator, Brooklyn Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) and Parent

An Overview of Secondary Transition (K-12)

Paula Shorter, RSE-TASC Transition Specialist, RegionalSpecial Education Technical Assistance Support Center, NYC Department of Education, Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

Preparing for Life After High School: Options in Adulthood

 Moderator: Veronica Quintyn, Youth & College Advocate, Brooklyn Center for Independence of the  Disabled (BCID)

  • Maggie Moroff, Coordinator, ARISE Coalition & Coordinator, Special Education Policy, Advocates for Children -- Ms. Moroff will discuss the newly released report, Out of School and UnPrepared: The Need to Improve Support for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood
  • Lawrence Neuman, Program Coordinator, Brooklyn Skills Training for Employment Program, (S.T.E.P.)
  • Ernesto Piggott, Student, Brooklyn Skills Training for Employment Program (S.T.E.P.)

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch (free)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. -- Afternoon Workshops

Recreation: Culture Outside the Box

Moderator:  Ruth DiRoma, Outreach & Information Specialist, Brooklyn Parent Center, BCID

  • Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Marie Clapot, Project Coordinator, Art Education for the Blind, Art Beyond Sight
  • Urula Kowalczyk, Parent and Family Resource Specialist, UCP NYC Family Connect Center, Brooklyn
  • Renee Ortega, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus and The League Treatment Center

Advocacy: Tools to Get Started 

Moderator:  Patricia Connelly, Brooklyn Public School Parent, Special Education Parent Advocate, Former Member of the Citywide Council on Special Education

  • Eliza Factor, Parent, Founder and Executive Director, Extreme Kids & Crew
  • Ari Ne'eman, Founding President, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • State Senator Kevin S. Parker, 21st Senate District, Brooklyn
  • Raphael Rivas, Outreach & Information Specialist, Brooklyn Parent Center, BCID

Secondary Transition Services and Effective IEP's

Paula Shorter, RSE-TASC Transition Specialist, RegionalSpecial Education Technical Assistance Support Center, NYC Department of Education, Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- Closing Workshop

Me Time!  It's All About the Parent

Moderator:  Lucina Clarke, Executive Director, My Time, Inc.       

  • Lauren Proper, Spoken Word Artist
  • Zoe Reid, Independent Beauty Consultant, Mary Kay
  • Oriel Straker, Licensed Massage Therapist

 

SPONSORS

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID)

Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

The Brooklyn Parent Center is funded by the New York State Department of Education

Have questions about 2nd Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference -- "Living Well: Transitions, Independence & Community Inclusion"? Contact Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled

When & Where

1 University Plaza
Library Learning Center (enter on Flatbush & Hudson Avenues)
Brooklyn, 11201

Friday, May 20, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled

Our mission for over 50 years has been to empower persons with disabilities by improving the quality of their lives and fostering their integration into the mainstream of society.  We also develop educational programs including training for advocacy for their individual civil rights.

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