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Special Resources for Special Children

This week, we wanted to focus on a special population: children with disabilities. In addition to our extensive Special Needs Camps listing, below are two upcoming events hosted by the Blue Valley Special Education Advisory Council. Both events are open to the public (not just Blue Valley SchMini Conference Poster-page-0ool District families) and are for parents and caretakers of children with special needs.

Mini Conference for Parents and/or Caretakers of a Child with a Disability: Taking place March 2, this event will include topics such as IEPs/504s, transitions, activities and more. Keynote speaker is Rex Hudler, former KC Royals baseball player and current Color Commentator for the KC Royals, and breakout sessions include everything from SENSORIUM©, a collection of interactive stations designed to educate people of all ages about sensory challenges that often co-exist with many disabilities; KC area sports and recreation options for those with intellectual disabilities; sibling support panel, and much more. Click here for a full description of the event and breakout sessions. Click here to register.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park, KS

6​th Annual Blue Valley Special Needs Resource Fair: With dozens of exhibitors, this open house format event is a great opportunity for parents, teachers and caregivers to visit with various community organizations that provide services, activities and summer programs for children with unique challenges. This is the fair’s 2nd year at Hilltop Conference Center, and they are currently looking into expanding the offerings at the fair. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park, KS

Again, both events are free and open to the public. You do not need to live in Blue Valley School District to attend these events.

Image courtesy of Blue Valley Special Education Advisory Council.

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