"Breaking Down Barriers"
The Education for Parent of Indian Children with Special Needs' Native American Conference on Special Education has reached parents from across Indian Country and Canada for almost 2 decades. The conference is designed to provide resources to families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, developmental delays, and special healthcare needs. Parents are taught skills and provided with information that will aid them in advocating on their child’s behalf, thus creating opportunities that will positively impact systems, policy, and delivery of services that promote equity and quality service. Tribal leaders and special education professionals will learn from their peers, constituents, students, parents, and other advocates in promoting equal education opportunities for students with special needs.
If you have questions about the 2019 Native American Conference on Special Education, please call (505) 767-6630.
**Sold Out** Wrightslaw Post-Conference
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Post-Conference is completely sold out!
NACSE 2019 Keynote Speaker: Sue Swenson
Sue Swenson has been invited to speak on disability in almost every state and in dozens of countries. She is President of Inclusion International, the UN-recognized disabled people’s organization securing the human rights of children with disabilities, adults with intellectual disabilities, and their families.
Sue served two terms of the Obama Administration as Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. She is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking in Minnesota, was a Kennedy Fellow in the US Senate, was Commissioner for Developmental Disabilities in the Clinton Administration, and has been Executive Director of the Kennedy Foundation and The Arc of the United States.
Sue was educated at the University of Chicago and holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and she learned a lot from her middle son Charlie, who lived for 30 years with profound disabilities.
Pete Wright will facilitate "Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy" Post-Conference on September 18, 2019.