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Date(s) - 10/12/2018
All Day

Holiday Inn & Suites at Grand Prairie


Inclusive Practices Conference  – Sponsored by the Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association

October 12, 2018

Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie

Continental Breakfast and Catered Lunch Provided!
Gift for All Attendees!
6 PD Credits Available!

Calling all Administrators, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Family Members…. Come learn from experts who understand the challenges and rewards of Inclusive Practices!

Who knows your child best? You do!
Who is your child’s biggest and most important advocate? You are!

Parents need to be informed decision-makers to advocate for the best educational placement for their child. Find out why research has shown students with disabilities should be educated with their typically developing peers. As members of the IEP team, parents play a key role in the education planning process. Our dynamic team of speakers will explain what inclusion can look like in your child’s school, and how to work with educators to fulfill your vision of your child’s future.

Who wants all their students to achieve the most they can? You do! 
Can teaching a diverse group of learners be challenging and time-consuming? Sometimes!

If you’re fortunate enough to have a student with special needs in your classroom, you may be struggling with how to keep them included and engaged in your lessons. Students with disabilities do not need to engage in the curriculum in the same way that students without disabilities do, but no one has time to plan separate lessons! You will love to learn from these renowned speakers about planning processes and teaching strategies that help all students reach their maximum potential, while accessing the same material.

Early Bird Registration BONUS – All paid registrations received by September 30th will be entered in a drawing for a $250 Classroom Student Support Grant from HOIDSA! Winner will be announced at the conference. Must be present to win.

Administrators, HOIDSA Members and College Students Attend Conference for FREE!!! $10 refundable fee required at time of registration to ensure an accurate count for catering – breakfast and lunch provided.  Must pre-register by October 4th to be eligible for $10 refund. Registered Administrators, HOIDSA Members, and College Students must attend conference AND complete and return the appropriate Registration Fee Refund Form provided at the conference to be eligible for the $10 refund. Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Other School Staff are just $50 per person – 6 PD Credits Available!

Substitute Teacher Pay Reimbursement for Schools! HOIDSA will reimburse either the districts actual substitute teacher daily pay rate or $100, whichever is less, for educators that require a sub while they attend. Substitute teacher pay reimbursement is available for up to 3 educators per school building located in HOIDSA’s service area. Registered teachers and paraprofessionals MUST attend conference for school to receive substitute reimbursement pay. Educators MUST complete and return a Substitute Pay Reimbursement form provided at the conference. Checks will be mailed to schools following the conference.  You do NOT need to have a student with Down syndrome in your school to receive substitute pay reimbursement!   Information presented at the conference will benefit all educators of children with additional needs!

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Conference Tickets http://hoidsa.org/calendar/event/2018/10/12/hoidsa-s-inclusive-practices-conference

Speaker Bios http://hoidsa.org/upload/files/2018-Oct-12%20Inclusive%20Practices%20Conference/Incl%20Prac%20Conf%20Speaker%20Bios%20with%20pics.pdf

Conference Brochure http://hoidsa.org/upload/files/2018-Oct-12%20Inclusive%20Practices%20Conference/Inclusive%20Practices%20Conference%20Tri%20Fold.pdf

Conference Agenda http://hoidsa.org/upload/files/2018-Oct-12%20Inclusive%20Practices%20Conference/Inclusive%20Practices%20Conf%20Full%20Pg%20Agenda.pdf