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Special Education Parent Empowerment Conference Planned

Oct. 9, 2008 – The V.I. State Office of Special Education annual Parent Empowerment Conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, on St. Thomas and St. Croix, respectively. The conference, sponsored by a collaborative that also includes the Virgin Islands Family Information Network on Disabilities (VI FIND) and the V.I. Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD), is in its sixth year. The theme is "Working Together to Weave Positive Attitudes for the Future," according to a press release from the V.I. Department of Education's State Office of Special Education.
The St. Croix District program will be hosted by the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino. Conference registration begins at 8 a.m., and the scheduled program begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. Featured guest speakers for this year's program are: keynote speaker Le Derick Horne, who will talk on the Power of Parenting; Lisa Stephens, Parenting vs. Parental Involvement; Emily Taylor-Snell and Mike Fagbemi, Customized Employment; and Michele La Coss and Wendy Garcia, co-presenting on Sibling Relationships.
There are no fees to attend the conference. Parents are welcomed to bring their children along for an interactive and informative agenda.
For more information, call 719-7682 on St. Croix.

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