Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Special 8TH Annual Tools for Transformation Conference and Legislative Breakfast - Special Needs Network, Inc.

So many people have signed up to attend the 2 day event for our Youth!

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Senator Holly J. Mitchell, First 5 LA Commissioner Duane Dennis and other policymakers will be discussing the connection between quality early education, the achievement gap, and the need  to build a workforce for the economy of the future.
The 8th Annual Legislative Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM - on Friday, April 11th! Be sure to click on to the above link and register!(CAAM Museum)

 Advocates Summit - Friday, April 11, 2014, from 1:30PM - 5:00PM

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Special Needs Network, Inc. will have 16 Workshops on Topics including:

Caring For The Mental Health of Caregivers
Speakers: Dr. Ja Ne't Romerro, Health Development Services
Mr. Harold Turner, Director of Programs, NAMI Urban LA
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Diagnosis + Treatment
Early Identification, Diagnosis And Preschool Options
 Speakers: Dr. Sandra D. Williams, Head Start Disability Services Consultant, LACOE,
Dr. Evelin Garcia, Family Psychologist, Private Practice
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 
Family + Relationships - 

Speaker: Dr. Kesjana Cake, Clinical Director, California Psyhcare - 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Bullying And Special Needs Kids
Speakers: Emily Lland, M.A., President, Camino Cinema
Melissa Sherman, Executive Director, Beyond Bullies
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Making Treatment Decisions For Children And Youth With Developmental, Learning And Behavior Disorders
Speaker: Judith Benn, M.A., Founder, Milestones Educational Therapy Institute
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Understanding The New DSM-V: How Not To Lose Your Autism Diagnosis

Speakers: Dr. BJ Freeman, Professor Emerita of Medical Psychology, UCLA
Dr. Pegeen Cronin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Cronin Assessment
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Parenting Practices - Behavior Concerns And Discipline
Speakers: Dr. Faye Carter,
Clinical Director, STAR of California
Dawn Allison Meggrerson, Head Start Mental Health Consultant, LACOE
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Advocacy, Education + Empowerment

Getting Your Young Adult A Job: Best Options For Young People With Disabilities

Speaker: Mr. Steve Miller, Executive Director,
Tierra Del Sol Foundation 

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Housing Options For Special Needs Families: Resources, Access, Special Accommodations And Fair Housing

Speaker: Housing Rights Center
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Smooth Transitions: Meeting The Needs of Young People With ASD And Disabilities

Speakers: Medical Staff, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Everything You Need To Know About Developing IEPs, Regional Centers And Insurance Coverage
Speakers: Elizabeth Eubanks, Esq., Inland Empire Regional Director, Disability Rights Legal Center
Kristin Jacobson, Co-Founder & President,
Autism Deserves Equal Coverage
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact: Special Needs Network, Inc. - 323.291.7100

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