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June 4, 2008 > Conference for parents with special needs children

Conference for parents with special needs children

Submitted By Unique Holland

Parents and caregivers with special needs children are invited to attend a free, half-day conference to help build support networks, understand community resources available to their families, and acquire practical tools to support their children.

Former Assembly member Dion Aroner, an expert on health issues, will give the keynote address. Workshops include education services; strategies to support children in and out of school; setting personal and academic goals; and promoting good health. The day will close with a Food and Fitness Festival.

"I am pleased that we are able to offer these workshops in response to the many questions we receive from parents regarding the education of their children with special needs. This conference will provide answers to many of their questions," said Alameda County Schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan.

Since 1985 Seneca Center, a co-sponsor of the conference has provided a continuum of care for the most seriously troubled children and their families in Northern California. "There are a variety of resources at schools and in the community for parents and their children. It is important that we offer parents the opportunity to understand and connect with those resources so that all children can succeed in school," said Ken Berrick, Director of the Seneca Center.

The conference is sponsored by the Alameda County Office of Education; California State Parent and Information Resource Center; Regional Center of the East Bay; California Developmental Disabilities Board - Area V; and Seneca Center.


Conference for Parents with Special Needs Children
Thursday, June 5
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Alameda County Office of Education
313 W. Winton Ave., Room 142, Hayward
(510) 670-4163

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