Preregistration Discounted rate: $56 per individual or married couple
At the door cost: $65 per individual or married couple
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Location: Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church 1902 Perry St. Durham, NC 27705
Refund Policy: Registrations are non-refundable. All sales are final.
Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned writer and consultant. She is also mom to two brilliant boys with differences and special needs, so her professional background and real life experience provide a practical, rare perspective. Shawna has written three books for parents of special needs – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home and Parenting Chaos. She has also been featured in special needs discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, The Huffington Post and Autism Speaks.
Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida where she earned a master’s degree in reading. She has taught first, second and fourth graders in the public schools, as well as a variety of courses in elementary education at the collegiate level. Additionally, she has taught writing and literature classes for the homeschool community. For the last 16 years, she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons, while also staying very busy testing, tutoring and providing a variety of products and services through her educational business, The Struggling Reader. Kristen has been speaking at conferences all over the United States for over a decade. She brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops.
Additional speakers: Representatives from A Special Needs Plan (http://www.aspecialneedsplan.com/)
Cheryl and her husband homeschooled adopted twins (both with autism, learning disabilities, and severe mental illness) from the children’s infancy through high school graduation. The children’s love of history, literature, and Latin persuaded Cheryl of the benefits an excellent education for any child. With a master’s degree in special education, lifetime K-12 state teaching certificate in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, Cheryl now serves as writer and editor for the Simply Classical Journal, a new magazine for anyone who parents or teaches a child with special needs.
8-9 – Registration ,Coffee/Pastries
9-9:10 – Welcome/Announcements
9:10-10:10 – Keynote
10:15-11:05 – Breakout Session 1
11:10-12:05 – Breakout Session 2
12:05-1:35 – LUNCH and COMMUNITY BUILDING
1:35-2:35 – Keynote
2:40-3:35 – Breakout Session 4
3:35- 3:45– COFFEE BREAK
3:45-4:40 – Breakout Session 5
4:45-5:45 – Keynote
5:45-6 – Closing Remarks/Announcements