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Outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults.

Date | Time

Monday, August 6, 2012


Symposium Presentation Handouts and Resources

In a “green” initiative, we will not be providing copies of presentations in your symposium folder this year.  For those of you who would like to print your own copies prior to the event, the handouts are available below.

These items will be included in your event folder

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TopicSpeaker Resources (pdf)
Opening Keynote Presentation: Create a Culture of Belonging: Inclusion on Film Dan Habib, Filmmaker in Residence, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, NH  
Who Cares About Kelsey? Dan Habib, Filmmaker in Residence, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, NH  
Bright Not Broken: Identifying and Understanding Twice Exceptional Students Rebecca Banks and Diane Kennedy, Co-authors, with contributor Temple Grandin, of “Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism,” KY
Turning Labels into Learning Language Anne Gearity, Ph.D., Clinical Social Worker in independent practice, and Clinical Faculty Member, University of Minnesota, MN
What is the Connection Between a Diagnosis of Dyslexia and a Specific Learning Disability? Victoria Weinberg, Ph.D., Specific Learning Disabilities Education Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education, MN
If I Knew Then What I Know Now… PACER Center Panel, MN
Moderator: Virginia Richardson, Parent Training Manager
Carolyn Anderson, Parent Advocate
Pat Anderson, Parent Advocate
Jesús Villaseñor, Multicultural Specialist
Barb Ziemke, Parent Advocate
Bullying Prevention – Everyone’s Responsibility Jody Manning, Parent Training and Information Center Coordinator, PACER Center, MN
Transformative Technology in the Classroom Jonathan Campbell, Assistive Technology Specialist, STC, PACER Center, MN
Understanding Challenging Behaviors Renelle Nelson, EBD Project Coordinator and Parent Advocate, PACER Center, MN
Keynote Presentation: Prevention Events and “Call to Action” Jody Manning, Parent Training and Information Center Coordinator, PACER Center, MN  
Keynote Presentation: Family Feud: Teen Mental Health Edition Minnesota Statewide Family Network Youth Advisory Board, MN  
Keynote Presentation: A Student’s Experience with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Bryce Mackie, Filmmaker and Mental Health Counselor at a children’s psychiatric hospital in Chicago, IL
What is Authentic Inclusion? Dan Habib, Filmmaker in Residence, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, NH
Closing Keynote Presentation: A Surgeon’s Saga Michael Maddaus, M.D., Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery,University of Minnesota, MN  

Clock Hours

The 6 clock hours offered are designed to meet the requirement for Minnesota teachers renewing their teaching license in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents. Local re-licensure committees, however, have final approval.

2012 National Speakers

Dan Habib

Filmmaker in Residence, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, NH

  • Creating a Culture of Belonging: Inclusion on Film
 

Bryce Mackie

Filmmaker and Mental Health Counselor at a children’s psychiatric hospital in Chicago, IL

  • A Student’s Experience with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Michael Maddaus, M. D.

Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery,University of Minnesota, MN

  • A Surgeon's Saga

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Goal of the Symposium

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

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