March 7 - 9, 2004 Tampa, FL
NAASLN, the National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs, is a unique organization devoted to supporting service providers working with persons with disabilities (learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, developmental disabilities, long-term mental health and addiction disabilities, and physical disabilities).
The conference will offer over 50
sessions for service providers, administrators, and employers. Presentations
will include research, cutting-edge models, and practical ways to better serve
adults with specific learning needs. The conference will also host an array of
quality exhibits targeting products and services for adults with specific
learning needs. Conference sessions will be offered up-to-date information on
state and national initiatives.
The Keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Frank Bowe, on faculty at Hofstra University and the current recipient of the Schloss Distinguished Professor award. Bowe will be addressing "The Dynamics of Dialog - Joining in Conversations that Move Visions into Realities."
In addition to extraordinary conference sessions, NAASLN will be hosting three timely Open Dialogs facilitated by passionate leaders in the field.
1. Cheryl Keenan - Director of the US Department of Education, Division of Adult and Literacy
2. Andy Imparato - CEO / President, American Association of People with Disabilities
3. Dale Brown - Author, Learning a Living and numerous books on employing persons with disabilities
day-long sessions will be held on
Saturday, March 6th.
The Pre-Conference Sessions include:
1. Transitioning Teens with Disabilities to the World of Post-Secondary School and Work
Dr. Sam Drew, Director of the National Drop-out Prevention Center. SC
Robyn Rennick, Director of Dyslexia Research Literacy and Life Skills Program. FL
Althea O'Haver, Head of Special Education, Marshall, AR
Patricia Walsh, Assoc. Director Project ACCESS Educational Talent Search, New Orleans
2. Addressing Learning Disabilities with ESOL Learners
Robin Schwarz, M.Sp.Ed., Coordinator of Tutor Services, Lesley University, MA
3. Learning a Living: Connecting Learning and Social Skills in the Workplace
Dale Brown, Author and Activist
Ron Hume, Director of Affiliated Services for the Learning Disabilities Association of America
For a complete listing of conference sessions along with additional conference and membership information visit our website at www.NAASLN.org or contact NAASLN, C/O CEA, 4380 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706, 800.496.9222.