Special Education Conference Set for June 19-20

Cal State Fullerton, in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Council for Learning Disabilities and student groups CEC and TASH will present a June 19-20 conference on special education at the Four Points Sheraton in Fullerton.

"This Special/General Education Collaborative was created to establish a format for current and graduate teachers, administrators, families and other professionals to gather and share knowledge and ideas," said Jan S. Weiner, chair of the conference and associate professor of special education. "We hope that this conference will inspire connections and re-connections to perpetuate a continuing interest in the most current state-of-the-art best practices in inclusive education."

The keynote speaker is Lou Brown, emeritus professor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a known advocate of inclusive special education.

"Dr. Brown is to special education what Martin Luther King was to civil rights," Weiner said, noting that Brown’s research and practice efforts have focused on developing service delivery models, curricula and values that prepare students with disabilities to live, work and play in integrated society.

Conference topics will include "Inclusive Schooling and Post-School Outcomes" and "The Quest For Ordinary Life: Preparing Individuals With Disabilities To Function Productively in The Real World."

Registration is $25 to $100. For more information, call Weiner at 278-2097 or send her an email at jweiner@fullerton.edu.