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 Masters degree in Reading. Kristen left the classroom to write reading curriculum with her husband who has a Doctoral Degree in Reading. Homeschool families were in dire need of material they could relate to when their child struggled to learn to read. Kristen has worked with families of struggling learners consistently for the last 17 years while she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons. She knows the heart of a homeschool parent
because she is one! She is not the specialist that will imply in any way that your child cannot succeed and soar at home. She stays 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 in the areas of Reading, Reading Challenges, Best Teaching Practices for those that Struggle, What is Dyslexia? and Encouragement for the parents in the trenches. She is a firm believer that EVERY child can learn…so they are Learning DIFFERENCES, not Disabilities. She brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her
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