"Neurodiversity: Strength-based Strategies to Help ALL Students Succeed in...
Join The Alliance for our 5th Annual Spring Conference & Resource Fair
Neurodiversity: Strength-based Strategies to Help ALL Students Succeed in School and in Life
featuring Dr. Thomas Armstrong, nationally recognized policy expert, author, educator, consultant and presenter.
Network with service providers, meet educators and other parents, and walk away with actionable ideas to improve the life of your child or your students.
8:30-9:15 - REGISTRATION, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & RESOURCE FAIR
9:15 - WELCOME and PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
9:30-12:30 - PLENARY SESSION - featuring Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Participants will expand their appreciation for the range of strengths in students with disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and social and emotional disorders.
The workshop will emphasize strategies to create positive environments within which students with disabilities can flourish. Attendees will learn about:
• strengths awareness
•Universal Design for Learning tools
•strength-based learning strategies
•positive environmental modifications, positive role models
•enriched social networks, and
•affirmative career aspirations.
During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assess strengths in a student with special needs using a Neurodiversity Strengths Checklist. They will map out a student's supportive and non-supportive relationships, design learning strategies based on each student's strengths, share successful assistive technology and UDL tools, learn about a strength-based approach for IEP meetings and for designing IEP objectives that are congruent with Common Core Standards, and become acquainted with careers that match the strengths of students with disabilies.
There will be one 15-minute break at 11 AM.
12:30-12:45 - BOOK SIGNING, RESOURCE FAIR, TECHNOLOGY RAFFLE
1:00 - EVENT CONCLUDES
3 CEUs For Educators
PARENT, CAREGIVER - $15
TWO PARENTS/CAREGIVERS FROM THE SAME FAMILY - $25
EDUCATORS, PROFESSIONALS - $20
AT THE DOOR (AS SPACE ALLOWS):
ALL GUESTS ARE $25
VENDORS & EXHIBITORS - PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
About our speaker:
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print in English on issues related to learning and human development.
He is the author of sixteen books including:
The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students;
Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life;
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom 3rd Edition;
In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences;
Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius;
7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences;
The Myth of the A.D.D. Child: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion;
The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain;
The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life;
The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice;
ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom; and
Awakening Genius in the Classroom.
His books have been translated in over eighty foreign editions into twenty-six languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian.
He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle (where he received awards from the Educational Press Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals), Parenting (where he was a regularly featured columnist for four years), Mothering (where he was a contributing editor), The AMA Journal of Ethics, many other periodicals, journals, and edited books.
He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," "CNN," the "BBC" and "The Voice of America."
Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Good Housekeeping, and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines around the country.
Dr. Armstrong has given over 1000 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures on six continents in 29 countries, and 44 states in the past thirty years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools, the Republic of Singapore, and several state departments of education. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Authors Guild, ASCD, and PEN American Center.