"What's So Special About Special Ed?" is the title of the Fourth Special Education conference sponsored by the Foothill SELPA Community Advisory Committee. The Foothill SELPA is comprised of special education students and their families from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Unified school districts. The meeting will provide information on many parental concerns including assistive technology, autism, behavior management, mental health, and parenting skills. A special focus of this year's conference will be the changes in special education due to the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. Experts from the field will present information that will help parents and children with educational difficulties experience school success. This year's keynote speaker, Guy Doud, has been honored as America's Teacher of the Year. Doud provides much insight and humor related to the special education process.
It's a bargain. Registration is only $5 and includes a free lunch. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Glendale High School at 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale. Registration information is available by calling the Foothill SELPA office at 246-5378 or at www.foothillselpa.org.