The Big IDEA Annual Conference for OCPS Families of Students with Disabilit...

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University High School

2450 Cougar Way

Orlando, FL 32817

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TheBigIDEAlogoWelcome to The Big IDEA Conference (formerly ACE, formerly PULSE) for families of students with disabilities in Orange County Public Schools!

What’s The Big IDEA?

The Big IDEA Conference is a free conference event created by parents of students with disabilities for other parents of students with disabilities. The focus of this conference is to provide awareness and strategies to inform, promote, and support the achievement of students with disabilities and their families. Parents, educators, administrators, advocates, self-advocates, professionals, and many others participate in this annual conference to gain skills and information vital to their success. Whether your children are toddlers, preschool, elementary, middle, or high school age, there's information for everyone! So come out and hear some great Big IDEAs, or share your Big IDEAs with others!

TRACKS for the 2019 Big IDEA Conference are:

• Health and Nutrition

• Behavioral & Mental Health

• Life After High School

• Homework, Curriculum, and Testing

• Early Childhood Education

• Scholarship and School Choice – McKay Scholarship, Gardiner Scholarship, School Choice, Parental Placement in Private School Setting

• Daily Living Skills


Is there daycare at this event?

No, there is no daycare provided, but children are welcome at sessions!

I don't live in Orange County, but I want to attend. Is that okay?

Of course! We welcome all families of students with disabiliites! Many agencies that provide services all over Central Florida and the entire state will be in our exhibit hall as well as presenting sessions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We need to scan your QR code, so you can either print out tickets or have them on your mobile device. It's up to you.

How can I apply to present a breakout session or be a vendor?

Just fill out our Google Forms by clicking the links:

Presentation Application

Vendor Application

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just email and she will respond as quickly as possible!

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University High School

2450 Cougar Way

Orlando, FL 32817

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