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Connecting the Dots 2019

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Schultz Center

4019 Boulevard Center Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Please join us for our fifth-annual Connecting the Dots conference. Our Keynote speaker this year is Sean McElwee, a cast member from the hit television series “Born This Way”. The Emmy-award winning reality show highlights seven young adults with Down syndrome as they work towards greater independence. Navigating issues with Housing, Transportation, Employment and Relationships are all topics during each season. Sean also has his own clothing line "Seanese". Sean’s presentation is entitled “It Could Happen” – all about possABILITIES!

Joining Sean is his mother, Sandra McElwee, an author and advocate for the Down syndrome community. Sandra’s presentation is “Transforming a School” - the story of how Sean was the first with any disability to be fully included in his school, and how by 4th grade the entire school transformed to an inclusive school.

Along with our keynote, the conference offers two subsequent breakout presentations (12 sessions), including a variety of topics such as: Strategies for working with children with anxiety or OCD, Local Resources (panel), Healthy Living Strategies (panel), Positive Behavior Supports, Legal Strategies, Youth Mental Health, Pre-employment strategies for parents, Financial Strategies, Self-Directed IEPs, Communication strategies for those with limited verbal skills (repeated).

We will also have a great lineup of Community Resource agencies as vendors.

Schedule can be emailed, if needed. Please contact: prewitt.karen@yahoo.com

Conference fee is $10. Continental Breakfast and Snacks included. Lunch not provided.

Certificates of completion will be available after the conference.

There will not be childcare available for this event.

If reasonable accommodations are needed, please indicate on your registration page by selecting "Contact the Organizer" on the right-side panel. Advance notice for supplying interpreters - request deadline by March 18th.

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