Presentations

Selected List of Past Presentations

April 20, 2017: Autism Acceptance Night. Roxbury Elementary School, Auditorium, 751 West Hill Road, Stamford CT 06902. Keynote Speaker Attorney Anne Treimanis on her latest book Do Not Tweet at an IEP Meeting.  Sponsored by Stamford Education 4 Autism. http://stamfordeducation4autism.org

March 18, 2017: LGBTQ Cultural Competency. Lead presenter was Anthony Crisci, Executive Director Triangle Community Center. www.ctpridecenter.org. Sponsored by the Fairfield County Bar Association. www.fairfieldbar.org.

March 4, 2017: Improved literacy outcomes for children with ID: What we know about effective evaluation and intervention. Co-presenter Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D. COPAA Annual Convention – Dallas, Texas. Check www.copaa.org for more info.

February 9, 2017: Inclusion: From Law to Implementation. PEAK Parent Center Conference on Inclusive Education – Denver, Colorado. https://www.peakparent.org/

February 10, 2017: Do Not Tweet at an IEP Meeting. PEAK Parent Center Conference on Inclusive Education – Denver, Colorado. https://www.peakparent.org/

April 30, 2016: The Tenth Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference. Held at UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT. Volunteer attorney for the GLAD drop-in clinic. http://www.transadvocacy.org/transgender-lives-conference.

March 2016: Every Child a Reader. Co-presenter Sheryl Knapp, M.ED., A/AOGPE. COPAA Annual Convention – Philadelphia, PA. Check www.copaa.org for more info.

November 5, 2015 Getting Help for Struggling Readers: A Parent’s Guide to Negotiating the Special Education Maze. Stamford Jewish Community Center. Co-presenter: Sheryl Knapp, M.ED., A/AOGPE:   For more info, www.SmartKidswithLD.org

June 24, 2015: International Association of Special Education Biennial Conference. Wroclaw, Poland. Ieva’s Journey: Inclusion for ALL. Co-presenter Attorney Nora Belanger.

May 1 & 2, 2015: Tools You Need to Effectively Advocate for your Foster/Adoptive Child With Disabilities. Co-Presenter, Attorney Dana Jonson. CAFAP Conference – Mystic Marriott. Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents. http://cafap.com/ 

March 9, 2015: Navigating the Special Education Process. Brookfield SEPTA. Co-Presented with Attorney Nora Belanger and Special Education Advocate Linda Talbert. Held at Brookfield Library, Brookfield, CT.

December 8, 2014: Focus on Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts: Helping your child live the best life possible. Panelists: Anne I. Treimanis, special education attorney; Michael  Beloff, special needs financial planner.  Greenwich Town Hall,  Greenwich, CT 06830. Sponsored by Abilis  http://www.abilis.us.

June 7, 2014: Invited participant for Friends of Joe Arridy Memorial. Held at Joe’s grave in Canon City, Colorado on top of Woodpecker Hill. Sponsored by the ARC of Pike’s Peak Region.  www.friendsofjoearridy.com.

April 7, 2014: Strategies for getting a good IEP. Sponsored by Brookfield SEPTA. Brookfield Library, Brookfield, CT.

March 20, 2014: Practical Strategies for Advocating for your Surrogate Child with a Disability. Full day interactive workshop for State of Connecticut, Bureau of Special Education, Surrogate Parent Program.

January 30, 2014: Mock IEP. Drama unfolds through this interactive event, as the panel re-enacts two versions of the same IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting for a student with a disability. Tips for a successful PPT meeting will be discussed. The presentation is entertaining, dramatic, and educational. 7 – 9pm. Held at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. Sponsored by the SCOPES of Stamford, Stamford, CT and ABILIS. For more info, check out http://www.spednet.org/ai1ec_event/mock-ppt-meeting/?instance_id=.

January 16, 2014: Self-advocacy Panel. Come hear a panel of attorneys, parents and educators discuss best practice in teaching self- advocacy to your child from the early years through transition to adulthood. Held at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. Sponsored by the SCOPES of Stamford, Stamford, CT and ABILIS. For more info, check out http://www.spednet.org/ai1ec_event/teaching-your-child-self-advocacy/?instance_id=4512.

March 23 and April 6, 2013: FAPE University is offered to parents, advocates, and educators who want to be empowered with information on special education and other disability laws. Two Saturdays, 9:00 to 4:00pm, at UConn Stamford campus. The two lead presenters are Attorney Anne Treimanis and Attorney Nora Belanger. Co-sponsored by Abilis and SPED*NET New Canaan. Support from the Abilis Community Foundation.

March 21, 2013: 7pm. Writing Measurable Goals in IEPs: Keeping Schools Accountable. Speakers are Attorney Treimanis and Special Education Advocate Gerri Fleming. Held at the Long Hill Administration Building, Trumbull, CT. RSVP to tpsld@yahoo.com. Sponsored by the Trumbull Parents of Students with Learning Differences (TPSLD)

March 7 & 8, 2013: Special Education & the Law. 2 day training at COPAA national conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check http://www.copaa.org/ for more information. Trainers: Attorney Anne Treimanis and Special Education Advocate Gerri Fleming.

June 12, 2012: Brunch AND June 13 dinner. : Understanding Special Education – the basics on understanding and navigating the special education system. Sponsored by The Birth to Three Local Interagency Coordinating Council of Lower Fairfield and ABILIS. Held at University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus.

November 30, 2011: Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. Sponsored by the Milford SEPTA, Milford, CT.

October 12, 2011: Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. Sponsored by the Fairfield SEPTA, Fairfield, CT.

September 17, 2011: Justice for Joe. Panel Participant, Arc United States National Convention. Denver, CO.

July 6, 2011: Divorce and Children with Disabilities – Unique Issues to Consider. Sponsored by the Collaborative Divorce Attorneys of Fairfield County, Darien, CT.

May 18, 2011: Conversation about Joe Arridy at the Old Courthouse.Colorado Springs, CO Sponsored by the ARC of Pike’s Peak Region. Panel participant. Delivered keynote for Bob Perske. www.friendsofjoearridy.com.

July 11 – 14, 2010: Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs. International Conference sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children. Presentation with Nora Belanger, Esq. on Ieva’s Journey. Check www.cec.sped.org. Held in Riga, Latvia.

May 20, 2010: 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Abilis Family Community Conference.What parents and students should be doing in high school to prepare their teens for the transition to adulthood. Informative FREE conference on Transition at the Harry Bennett Library, Stamford, CT. Sponsored by Abilis, Greenwich, CT.

May 12, 2010: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Meriden, CT.

November 19, 2009: TASH annual convention, Pittsburgh, PA. Poster session with Dr. Kathleen Whitbread on Reading Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities: Let’s Raise the Bar. Checkwww.tash.org for more information.

November 11, 2009: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Meriden, CT.

November 7, 2009: Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress annual convention. Understanding the IEP. Check www.ctdownsyndrome.org. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell, CT.

November 3, 2009: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Meriden, CT.

October 22, 2009: Maverick Minds Ruthann N. Short, MSW, LCSW, www.maverickmindsllc.com, will host, Truths & Myths an Interactive Roundtable on Special Education. The program will address, inclusion, services, assistive technology, evaluations, behavior, social, and legal rights. Special Education Lawyers, Anne Treimanis and Nora Belanger will facilitate the Truths & Myths Roundtable. Ridgefield Community Center, Ridgefield, CT.

October 14, 2009: Getting the Right Program Using the IEP Process. Presented by special education attorneys Anne Treimanis, Esq., Nora Belanger, Esq. and special education advocate Gerri Fleming. The presenters are in the trenches every day representing students with disabilities who need meaningful access to the general education curriculum. Held at the Westport Public Library. Sponsored by WE BELONG and the CT Down Syndrome Congress.

September 26 through October 2, 2009: Series of seminars presented throughout The Netherlands on Inclusive Education. Sponsored by Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening.

July 21, 2009: Panel discussion on Coerced False Confessions from Individuals with Intellectual Disabilites. Yale University. Co-panelists include George Ducharme and Pat Beeman.

June 30, 2009: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. All new script focused on students with Trisomy 18. Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

April 23, 2009: Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. All new script focused on students with autism. Kennedy Center. Trumbull, CT.

April 20, 2009: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.Meriden, CT.

April 6, 2009: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.Meriden, CT.

March 26, 2009: WeCAHR’s annual breakfast at the Amber Room in Danbury, CT. Breakfast Keynote Speaker. Western CT Association for Human Rights, Danbury, CT.

March 11, 2009: Understanding Transition and Disability Laws for the College Student. Gateway Community College. North Haven, CT. Sponsored by The Step Forward Program.

February 10, 2009: Understanding Special Education Case Law.St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford, CT. Dr. Kathleen Whitbread, Instructor. Graduate level special education class.

January 24, 2009: Inclusion: From Law to Implementation. Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., St. Josephs College. Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. Dallas, Texas.

January 15, 2009: Truths or Myths? Special Education Round Table. Co-presenter with Nora Belanger, Esq. Sponsored byMaverick Minds, LLC and SPED-NOR. Ridgefield, CT.

January 13, 2009: Inclusive Education in CT. Panel member for SEAN – Special Education Advocate Network, Hartford, CT. Sponsored by CT State Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

December 5, 2008: Inclusive education: Systems reform in schools and districts. TASH Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. Co-presenter with Vivian Birdsall, New Canaan Public Schools.

November 25, 2008: Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Training for staff at the Wilton Family YMCA. Wilton, CT.

November 20, 2008: Understanding Transition. Sponsored by Giant Steps, Southport, CT.

November 17, 2008: Understanding Transition. Sponsored by Giant Steps, Southport, CT.

October 21, 2008: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

October 15, 2008:Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

October 14, 2008: Getting the Right Program Using the IEP Process. Co-presented with Nora Belanger, Esq. and special education advocate Gerri Fleming. SCOPES, Stamford Coalition of Parents of Exceptional Students, Inc. Stamford, CT.

September 24, 2008: Writing Measurable Goals and Objectives in the IEP. Co-presented with Vivian Birdsall, New Canaan Public Schools. Kick-off meeting for West Hartford SEPTA.

July 13, 2008:Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. National Down Syndrome Congress annual convention. Boston, MA.

June 28, 2008: Families as Partners Boot Camp. Co-taught, with teacher Vivian Birdsall, a one-day 10-hour class on Understanding Special Education. Parents of Students with Learning Differences (TPLSD). Funded byConnecticut Children’s Trust Fund. Trumbull, CT.

June 21, 2008: April 26, 2008: Guest speaker with Attorney Nora Belanger on Understanding IDEA 2004.Families as Partners course.Stamford Public Schools. Funded by CT Children’s Trust Fund. Stamford, CT.

May 31, 2008: Families as Partners Boot Camp. Co-taught, with teacher Vivian Birdsall, a one-day 10-hour class on Understanding Special Education. New Canaan Public Schools. Funded byConnecticut Children’s Trust Fund.

May 10, 2008:Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. Families as Partners course.Stamford Public Schools. Funded by CT Children’s Trust Fund. Stamford, CT.

April 26, 2008: Guest speaker with Attorney Nora Belanger on Understanding IDEA 2004.Families as Partners course.Stamford Public Schools. Funded by CT Children’s Trust Fund.

April 1, 2008: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

March 8, 2008: Reading Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities: Let’s Raise the Bar. COPAA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., St. Josephs University.

March 4, 2008: Families as Partners. Co-taught, with teacher Vivian Birdsall, a 4-week 12-hour class on Understanding Special Education. New Canaan Public Schools. Funded by Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund.

November 28, 2007: Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. Milford SEPTA. Milford, CT.

October 24, 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. Brainstorming LLC. Ridgefield, CT.

October 23, 2007:Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

July 23, 2007: Understanding IDEA 2004. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Pat Block, Instructor.

May 16, 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. Scopes, Stamford, CT.

May 1, 2007: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

April 27, 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. SPED*NET Wilton, Wilton, CT.

April 24, 2007: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

March 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. COPAA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities.

March 26, 2007: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

March 8, 2007: Understanding The Changes in IDEA 2004. Co-presented with Nora Belanger, Esq. Trumbull Parents of Children with Learning Differences. Trumbull, CT.

March 7, 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. STEPs, Darien, CT.

February 26, 2007: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. NorwalkSEEKS, Norwalk, CT.

February 15, 2007: Disability Etiquette. Presented to the teens at the Friendship Circle, Stamford, CT.

January 2007: Understanding IDEA 2004. Co-presented with Nora Belanger, Esq. NorwalkSEEKS, Norwalk, CT.

November 14, 2006: Understanding the IEP. CACLD (CT Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities), Norwalk, CT.

November 9, 2006: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance.TASH Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

November 1, 2006: Understanding IDEA. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

April 25, 2006: Westport SEPTA, Westport, CT. Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance.

October 5, 2006: IEP and Inclusion Strategies for Parents and Teachers.CT Family Support Network Northeast. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities.

September 26, 2006: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator, Framework Educatieve Dienstverlening. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

May 17, 2006: Inclusion: From Law to Implementation. Invited by the Wilton Public Schools, Wilton, CT.

April 6, 2006: Disability Websites. Wilton Library, Wilton, CT.

April 1, 2006: 127 Tips. Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities. COPAA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

March 22, 2006: Inclusive Education in Connecticut. Presented to a group of educators from The Netherlands, Rob Franke, coordinator. Co-sponsored by the CT State Department of Education.

March 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2006: Families as Partners. New Canaan Public Schools. Co-presenter withNew CanaanPublic School staff on family/school collaboration. Sponsored by: UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities; funded by the CT State Department of Education.

March 2006: Television appearance with Dr. Kathleen Whitbread. Advocating for your child with a disability: What parents need to know. Moms Gone Mad – television broadcast. Danbury, CT: Comcast Cable Network.

February 8, 2006: Understanding IDEA 2004. Co-presenter with Attorneys Nora Belanger and Eve Kessler. SCOPES of Stamford, CT.

November 11, 2005: Inclusion: From Law to Reality. TASH Annual Convention,Milwaukee,WI.Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenterfor Developmental Disabilities.

November 5, 2005: Inclusion: From Law to Reality. Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J. PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities. Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention.

October 24 and November 1, 2005: Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.). Co-teacher, a 15 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusion. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; Sponsored by: UConn, A.J. PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by:STAR, Inc. — Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave.,Norwalk,CT06851.

October 25, 2005: Understanding IDEA 2004. Co-presenter with Attorneys Nora Belanger and Eve Kessler. Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd.

October 19, 2005: CT Coalition for Inclusive Education. Co-presenter with Attorneys Nora Belanger and Eve Kessler. New Canaan, CT.

September 20, 2005: Understanding IDEA 2004. Instructor Kathleen Hoefer. Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT.

September 19, 2005: What is Inclusion? Co-presenter with Ginger Spiers, past president of the CT Coalition for Inclusive Education and Lolli Ross, Youth Director for Greenwich ARC. WE BELONG: Inclusion in Fairfield County. Westport, CT.

June 3, 2005: Understanding IDEA 2004. Statewide annual conference. Co-presenter with Attorney Eve Kessler. FAVOR – Family Advocacy Organization for Children’s Mental Health, Hartford, CT.

May 25, 2005 Understanding IDEA 2004. Co-presenter with Attorneys Nora Belanger and Eve Kessler. STEPs of Darien. Darien, CT.

March 24, 2005: Understanding IDEA 2004. Co-presenter with Attorney Eve Kessler. CT Tourette Syndrome Support Group. Wilton, CT.

March 12, 2005: High School Inclusion: From Law to Implementation.Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J. PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities. COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

November 29, 30, December 1, 2004: Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.). Co-teacher, a 15 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusion. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities;Sponsored by:UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by: STAR, Inc. — Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk,CT06851.

November 17, 2004:ARC of the United States Annual Convention,Boston, MA.

Co-presenter,Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenterfor Developmental Disabilities. Middle School Inclusion: From Law to Implementation.

November 16, 2004: Making Inclusion Happen: My Story in New Canaan. Tarrytown SEPTA, Tarrytown, NY.

November 9:Understanding the IEP Form. Learning Disability Association of CT.

November 6, 2004:How to Create Inclusive Communities; Two Personal Journeys. Co-presenter, Dr. Elizabeth Lurie, co-president of SPEDNET New Canaan and CDSC past president. Connecticut Down Syndrome Conference Annual Convention.

October 28, 2004: The Six Principles of IDEA: Focus on FAPE and LRE.Co-presented with Nora Belanger, Esq.Weston SEPTA,Weston, CT.

October 27, 2004:The Six Principles of IDEA: Focus on FAPE and LRE.Co-presented with Nora Belanger, Esq. STEPS of Darien, Darien, CT

October 16, 2004:Swimming in Special Education. Stamford Public Schools, Stamford,CT.

September 7, 2004:Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance.SPED*NET Wilton.Wilton, CT.

May 26,27,28, 2004: Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.). Co-teacher, a 15 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusion. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; Sponsored by:UConn,A.J.PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by: STAR, Inc. — Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave.,Norwalk,CT06851.

May 1, 2004: Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Centerfor Developmental Disabilities. FAVOR – Family Advocacy Organization for Children’s Mental Health, Hartford CT.

April 1, 2004:Middle School Inclusion: From Law to Implementation.Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J. PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities. State of Connecticut, Office of Protection and Advocacy.

March 13, 2004:Middle School Inclusion: From Law to Implementation.Co-presented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J. PappanikouCenter for Developmental Disabilities. COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

February 17, 2004: Middle School Inclusion: From Law to Implementation. Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.PappanikouCenterfor Developmental Disabilities. SEAN – Special Education Advocates Network. Hartford, CT.

February 26, 2004: Mock IEP.Wrote script and facilitated performance. Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center. Hamden, CT.

February 25, 2004: Mock IEP. Guest lecturer for a college class “Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities.” Instructor:Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D. Wrote script and facilitated performance. Central ConnecticutState University.

November 12, 13 &14, 2003: Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.). Co-teacher, a 14 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusion. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; Sponsored by:UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by: STAR, Inc. — Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk,CT 06851.

October 11, 2003:How to Write a Useful and Legally Correct IEP. Co-presenter with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities. Connecticut Down Syndrome Conference Annual Convention.

July 24, 2003:The University of Connecticut A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities. Guest lecturer for a graduate class – Inclusive Education: Rationale and Strategies. Instructors:Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D.and Bonnie Keilty, Ed.D.

April 28, 2003:How Can Next Year Be Better? Copresented with Eve Kessler, Esq., Chairperson of the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities,and Nora Belanger, Esq., special education attorney. SPED*NET, Special Education Network of Wilton, Ltd.

May 11 & 22, 2003: Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.). Co-taught a 14 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusive Education. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; Sponsored by:UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by: STAR, Inc. — Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave.,Norwalk,CT06851.

March 27, 2003:Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. South Central Chapter of the Autism Society of Connecticut.

March 25, 2003:Mock IEP for New Parents. Co-authored script and assisted in performance. Greenwich ARC,Greenwich, CT,

March 18, 2003:Mock IEP. Co-authored script and assisted in performance. Greenwich ARC, Greenwich, CT,

March 7, 2003:Understanding Education Laws. New Canaan Public Schools, PTC Parent Networking.

February 19, 2003:How to Write a Useful and Legally Correct IEP. Presented with Kathy Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn Centeron Developmental Disabilities. Sponsored by CCIE (ConnecticutCoalition of Inclusive Education).

November 12, 2002: Mock IEP. Sponsored by Clinton Parents in Special Education,Clinton,CT. Co-authored script and facilitated performance.

October 12 & 19, 2002: Understanding Special Education(U.S.E.). Co-taught a 14 hour class in Special Education, with a focus on Inclusion. Funded by The Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities; Sponsored by:UConn, A.J.Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities; Supported by: STAR, Inc – Lighting the Way….,182 Wolfpit Ave.,Norwalk,CT06851.

October 5, 2002: Inclusion: From Law to Reality. ConnecticutDown Syndrome Conference Annual Convention. Co-presented with Kathy Whitbread, Ph.D., UConn Center on Disabilities; Ph.D. in Education; Project Director, Understanding Special Education–parent/professional training; and Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant and Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center.

September 20, 2002: SPED*NET, Special Education Network of Wilton, Ltd, Wilton, CT. Mock IEP, wrote script and facilitated performance.

May 4, 2002: Understanding IDEA. Co-presented with Kathy Whitbread, Ph.D: UConnCenter on Disabilities. Partners in PolicyMaking.

April 27, 2002: Inclusion:From Law to Reality. Copresented with Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant and Director of the Pound RidgeLearning Center.Aim High: New York Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention.

April 6, 2002: Inclusive Education: From Law to Implementation. Copresented withMichele Schneider, MS: Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center in Pound Ridge, NY; Advocate; MS in Special Education; andKathy Whitbread, Ph.D: UConn Center on Disabilities; Ph.D in Education; Project Director, Understanding Special Education–parent/professional training. Parent to Parent 2002 International Conference, Philadelphia,PA.

April 2, 2002: Mock IEP. Sponsored by Westport SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association),Westport, CT. Wrote script and facilitated performance.

March 13, 2002: . How Inclusion works: from the law to implementation. Copresented with Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D.; Educational Consultant; associate director, UConn Center on Disabilities; and Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant and Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center. Bedford Public Schools,Bedford, NY.

March 6, 2002: Inclusion: From Law to Reality. Copresented with Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant and Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center; and Kathy Whitbread, Ph.D: Educational Consultant; associate director, UConnCenter on Disabilities; Ph.D in Education. Sponsored by STEPs of Darien,CT (Support for Our Town’s Special People) and SPED*NET, Special Education Network of Wilton.

January 9, 2002: Using the IEP Process To Achieve Inclusion. Copresented with Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant and Director of the PoundRidge LearningCenter. Sponsored by STEPs of Darien, CT (Support for Our Town’s Special People).

November 14, 2001:How Inclusion works: from the law to implementation. Michele Schneider, MS: Director of the PoundRidge LearningCenter in Pound Ridge, NY; Orton-Gillingham Practitioner; Kathy Whitbread, Ph.D:Educational Consultant; Ph.D. in Education. Bedford Central School District, Bedford,NY.

October 13, 2001: Connecticut Down Syndrome Conference Annual Convention. Tips For a Succuessful IEP. Co-presented with Michele Schneider,MS, Education Consultant, Director of the Pound Ridge LearningCenter.

May 23, 2001: Using the IEP Process To Achieve Inclusion. Sponsored by: SARAH Tuxis Residential and Community Resources, Inc.,Guilford,CT06437. Copresented with Kathleen Whitbread, Educational Consultant; on the faculty of the UConn Medical School; Ph.D in Education; and Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant, Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center.

April 26, 2001: Mock IEP. Sponsored by SPED*NET, Special Education Network of New Canaan,New Canaan,CT. Wrote script and facilitated performance.

March 13, 2001:Using the IEP Process To Achieve Inclusion. Jointly sponsored by ARC Parent to Parent of Greenwich, CT, STAR Inc., Lighting the Way… Norwalk, CT, and SARAH Tuxis, Guilford, CT. Copresented with Kathleen Whitbread, Educational Consultant; on the faculty of the UConn Medical School; Ph.D in Education; and Michele Schneider, MS, Education Consultant, Director of the Pound Ridge Learning Center.

March 8, 2000: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. New Canaan Parents in Special Education, New Canaan,CT.

October 22, 1999: IDEA ’97: What Parents Must Know. New Canaan Elementary School Parents in Special Education, New Canaan,CT.

March 10, 1999: Mock IEP. Wrote script and facilitated performance. Sponsored by Fairfield County Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc and Parent to Parent in Greenwich, held at Easter Seals Rehab Center, Stamford,CT.