MCEC Annual Conference February 20th & 21st, 2014

MCEC Annual Conference
February 20th & 21st, 2014
Council for Exceptional Children’s Mission and Vision
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) works to improve the educational success of children and youth with
disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Core Values
Dignity and worth of all individuals
Advocacy and Social Justice
Full participation in society
Family engagement
Responsibility to members
Diversity and inclusiveness
Professional excellence, integrity, and accountability
Effective individualized education
Collaboration and community
Mission
The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision
of special and gifted education. CEC's mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and
quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance the engagement of their families.
Vision
The Council for Exceptional Children is a premier education organization, internationally renowned for its expertise and leadership, working collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that children and youth with exceptionalities are valued, and are full participating members of society. As a diverse and vibrant professional community, CEC is a trusted voice in shaping education practice and policy.
Adopted by the CEC Board of Directors, April 2011.
52nd Annual MCEC Conference Highlights
PUBLISHERS’ DISPLAY
Look for information in your conference bags for information
about special publisher activities and prizes.
Please visit the displays during your coffee & lunch breaks at the conference.
The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference
presents the
24th Annual “Yes I Can!” Awards
7:00 p.m., Thursday evening
February 20, 2014
ART RAFFLE
Featuring artwork by Manitoba students and local artists.
All proceeds go to support “Yes I Can!” International Winners.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
February 21, 2014
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
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Welcome to the 52ndAnnual Conference
The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children
It is with great pleasure that we present to you the Speakers for the 52nd annual Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference! Our committee has worked diligently to create a conference that provides a variety of
topics that will support all caregivers in creating inclusive learning communities.
For our keynote on Thursday, we are excited to have Dr. Larry Brendtro, who is the founder of Reclaiming
Youth International. He has broad experience as a youth worker, educator, administrator, researcher, and author.
He holds a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan and is a licensed psychologist.
His most recent studies on deep brain learning will connect with educators’ and clinicians’ continual work in
providing support to all students.
On Friday, we are pleased to have a keynote speech by Kim Barthel, who integrates the science of occupational therapy and neurobiology with cutting edge practice to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.
Kim Barthel will provide professionals with strategies to support children with behavioral challenges and learning
difficulties.
In addition to our keynotes, we have assembled an outstanding group of educators and other professionals to
support you in your professional development in a wide range of areas including: building relationships with
peers, music therapy, dispute resolution and social inclusion in the schools and communities.
Our publisher’s display will also provide the latest tools and resources to support you in your important
work with youth. The publishers will also be offering their scavenger hunt which has been popular during the past
couple of conferences.
Be sure to attend the “Yes I Can Awards” evening on Thursday, February 20, which celebrates the achievements of children and youth as well as the dedicated individuals who support their growth. The “Yes I Can!” committee will be continuing with their art basket raffles throughout the conference. These raffles support scholarships for the children and youth receiving awards.
Thank you for supporting in our conference. We look forward to your attendance on February 20th and 21st
at the Victoria Inn. For more information or to become involved please visit our website: www.manitobacec.ca
Giselle Kerwin & Michael Bennett, Conference Co-Chairs, 2014
Conference Highlights
Greetings
Thursday, February 20th Sessions
Mail-in Registration Form
Friday, February 21st Sessions
Yes I Can! Award Information
General Conference Information
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Table of Contents
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pages 3, 4 and 5
Center Insert
pages 6, 7 and 8
page 9
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Keynote Speaker—Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dr. Larry Brendtro:
Dr. Larry Brendtro is founder of Reclaiming Youth International, Dean of the Starr Global Learning Network, and former president of Starr Commonwealth
serving troubled youth in Michigan and Ohio. He has broad experience as a youth worker, educator,
administrator, researcher, and author. He holds a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, is a licensed psychologist, and has taught in the area of behavior disorders at
the University of Illinois, the Ohio State University, and Augustana College. Dr. Brendtro is editor
of the journal Reclaiming Children and Youth, and with colleagues has authored twelve books and
200 articles on challenging youth. His most recent book is Deep Brain Learning: Pathways to Potential with Challenging Youth. He has served on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention, chaired by the U.S. Attorney General, and trains youth professionals
worldwide.
Keynote address (morning) The Resilient Brain
Exciting discoveries in brain science have important implications for success with challenging students. Young people who
have experienced toxic environments and traumatic relationships have problems that do not respond to typical attempts to
modify surface behavior. Dr. Brendtro will highlight strategies for building resilience, drawing from his latest book, Deep
Brain Learning: Pathways to Connecting, Coping, and Thriving (Circle of Courage Publications, 2014). The new science of
epigenetics shows that genes are not destiny and the brain has inbuilt "resilience maps" for building trust, problem solving,
self regulation, and prosocial values. This presentation combines the latest research with practical strategies for building respectful bonds and fostering positive change .
Attendance at this session is required for accreditation.
Breakout Session (afternoon) (T1)
Developmental Audit®
This strength-based assessment model is based on the Circle of Courage and ecological concepts of positive youth development first described In Reclaiming Youth at Risk (2002) and grounded in the research base of Deep Brain Learning (2014).
Developmental Audits were piloted with youth presenting chronic or severe problems not responsive to traditional assessment
and intervention in educational, treatment, youth work, and juvenile justice settings. The Developmental Audit identifies the
private logic and goals of the young person as a key source of data. The ecological and developmental perspective provides a
foundation to plan strength-based treatment and positive behavior support interventions. The presenter will share examples
developed in a ten year program in regular and special education in Michigan schools.
Attendance at this session is required for accreditation.
Kayleigh Loesel-Kolarz, artist, 2014 conference poster and brochure
Kayleigh is a grade 7 student at H.C Avery Middle school. She is an avid reader and enjoys
sketching. One of her favorite series to read is the Hunger Games. Kayleigh is a hardworking,
kind and positive role model in her community.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Keynote Address
9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
* Sessions eligible for credit, see page 9
*The Resilient Brain: Dr. Larry Brendtro
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Vegetarian Lunch provided
Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 3:30 p.m.) Please register for one of the following:
T1 * Developmental Audit®
Dr. Larry Brendtro
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
Please see page 3 for session description
T2 Practical Ways to Support Social Inclusion at School and in the Community
Mary LaPage Leclerc, Student Services Consultant, and Susan Moore, Occupational Therapist,
RETSD
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
This session will explore ways parents, teachers and community workers can support participation in unstructured
environments. The presenters will provide concrete examples of planning and problem solving strategies that have
been successfully used to increase participation. Participants will also be introduced to proactive methods to build
capacity for teachers, coaches and community program leaders.
T3 Inclusivity in a SMART-enabled Classroom
Avril French-Varga, Education Consultant, Evolution Presentation Technologies
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
In this session participants will get an overview of how SMART technology solutions can help them reach, and
teach all students in an inclusive and collaborative way. Examples of ideas, activities, lessons and tools will be
shared. Time will be given for some hands-on opportunities to try these fun and interactive solutions using SMARTboard.
Descriptions of the Thursday afternoon sessions continue on page 5
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Presenters’ handouts will be available at www.manitobacec.ca after February 1, 2014.
Thursday Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 3:30 P.M.) continued
T4 Appropriate Educational Programming: Resolving Disputes
Doug Anderson, Review Coordinator, Manitoba Education
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
School divisions and parents may disagree about the education of students with exceptional learning needs.
Manitoba school divisions must have a process that protects the rights of students and parents and addresses
such differences of opinion. You may wish to learn about addressing a dispute before you find yourself in one.
This presentation will review typical school division policy on dispute resolution and a parent’s right to make
formal appeal to Manitoba Education when efforts to resolve the dispute in the school division have failed.
What happens then?
The formal dispute resolution process will be explained: the legislation pertaining to educational programming
or placement, the criteria for complaints, mediation, appointment of a Review Committee, document review,
hearings, and a final report to both parents and the school division with Committee findings and recommendations.
Relevant support documents will be provided and discussion will include informal dispute resolution or “how to
avoid disputes”. The session is relevant to both parents and educators.
T5 Why Every School Needs a Dog: Animal Assisted Therapy, Learning, Counselling and Play
Carolynne Pitura, Volunteer for the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Instructor
with the Faculty of Education (University of Winnipeg), and Retired Teacher (RETSD); presenting with Mortimer and Miss Jayne
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
Research has shown that animals have a significant impact on the development and well being of children and
young adults. Children learn about social interactions, boundaries, empathy and responsibility through contact
with animals. Studies have shown that children who own pets have higher self esteem, better social skills and
fewer emotional and behavioral concerns.
In this session you will meet Mortimer and Miss Jayne, Labrador Retrievers, who are certified St John’s Ambulance Therapy dogs. Mortimer and Miss Jayne originally began their canine assistant duties when their owner
and handler, who was a junior high school counsellor, took them to work with her several times a week. They
assisted students with self esteem and relational issues, anxieties and phobias, anger management, conflict mediation, grief counselling, social skill development and academic achievement. Currently Mortimer, Miss Jayne,
Skye and Carolynne are volunteering in 10 schools in River East Transcona, Winnipeg One and Seven Oaks
School Divisions providing support to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
In this session you will be presented with the research behind canine assisted therapy learning, benefits and rewards, and the impact on students and staff. The presentation will also provide information on how to set up a
program, how to inform staff, parents and students, which students should be involved and how to address concerns related to health, fears and access.
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Presenters’ handouts will be available at www.manitobacec.ca after February 1, 2014.
Keynote Speaker - Friday, February 21, 2014
Kim Barthel: Kim Barthel integrates the science of occupational therapy and neurobiology with cutting edge practice to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. With 30
years of professional experience in the field as a therapist, Kim’s approach to helping others is visionary and eclectic yet grounded and “doable” in daily life.
Kim began her career in Winnipeg as a pioneering pediatric occupational therapist serving children
and adolescents with a broad spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. Today, Kim
is primarily a multi-disciplinary teacher of therapists, and is sought after around the world for her
knowledge on trauma, neuro-development treatment, sensory integration therapy and the science of
attachment. Kim has lived and worked in Nunavut with the Inuit and has extensive experience
working with First Nations across western Canada. A couple of Kim’s recent professional challenges include pioneering therapy services in Asia (India, China and Singapore) and attachment training in North America in
support of lasting healing beyond sexual abuse and addiction. When time permits, she is also an author in process of writing
three therapy-related books; perhaps most notably “Elevating the Conversation” which she is co-authoring with Theo Fleury.
Kim currently lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and sixteen year old daughter.
Keynote address (morning) Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Pathway to Learning
This presentation is designed to assist teachers and professionals involved in the educational field learn to support children
with behavioral challenges and learning problems. Looking at self regulation assists professionals in “looking beyond the behavior” and into the nervous system. It helps with understanding how the child’s behavior is a manner of coping. Strategies in
adapting the environment, altering interaction and providing appropriate supports for children who have dysregulation. Many
children entering school do not come with the ability to stay calm, get focused and learn. Add children with different diagnoses experiencing challenges in the manner in which they process sensory information (for example, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and emotional behavioral disorders). This presentation includes examination of behaviours you may be experiencing in the classroom and strategies to help
all students be ready and available for learning.
Attendance at this session is required for accreditation.
Breakout Session (afternoon) (F1)
The Mindful Teacher
This workshop will help teachers deepen their skills of "tuning into" what’s happening, inside and around them, offering educators fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating compassion and understand of behavioural issues
that occur in the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity
with mindfulness seeds the ground for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and
gratitude. Segments of learning will focus on a full range of topics including classroom procedures, lesson structure, and pacing, as well as social and emotional learning. This approach familiarizes the learner with mindfulness and fosters gradual and
steady skills development. This will be both a personal growth experience and a professional growth experience.
Outcomes:
1. The learner will develop a preliminary understanding of mindfulness practice in the classroom environment.
2. The learner will develop an understanding of how mindfulness affects the nervous system and learning functions.
3. The learner will develop the skills to use mindfulness practice when intervening with challenging behaviour.
4. The learner will develop skills in experiencing the teacher/student interaction as a personal growth opportunity
Attendance at this session is required for accreditation.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Keynote Address
9:00 to 11:45 a.m.
* Sessions eligible for credit, see page 9
*Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Pathway to Learning : Kim Barthel
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Vegetarian Lunch provided
Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 3:30 p.m.) Please register for one of the following:
F1 *The Mindful Teacher
Kim Barthel
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
Please see page 6 for session description
F2 Just My Friend: The impact of children on children
Lynda Dobbin-Turner and Trem Cleaver, LIFE Inc.
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: Early and Middle Years
Lynda and Trem share the story of the friendship that developed between her son Shane Dickson and Trem Cleaver, starting when they met at age 4 and continuing on until Shane’s sudden passing at age 17. Together they hope
to share that although there is no doubt about the impact that having a best-friend had on Shane as a child who
experienced life living with Cerebral Palsy, but just as importantly, the impact that Shane has had on Trem, who
is a young man who lives life without the challenges that disability can offer.
Through words, music and pictures they share the story of the history of disabilities, the boys growing up together, the obstacles faced as well as steps put in place to overcome them, and the effect that a relationship had on
both boys.
As we come to realize that, as with all of us, friends and relationships are the most important thing in the lives of
people with disabilities, it’s also time to realize the impact that those people can have on people who step into the
role of “friend”. Trem openly shares the impact that this friendship had on him both as a child and now as a young
man who continues to work to support vulnerable people. Lynda gives insights and ideas of how this was facilitated in the background as the parent, sharing tools and resources used. And while Lynda, as someone who continues to work in the field of relationship development for adults with disabilities, and understands what a gift
Trem’s friendship was to Shane, Trem has always contended “He’s just my friend..”
Descriptions of the Friday afternoon sessions continue on page 8.
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Friday Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 3:30 P.M.) continued
F3 Deep Down in my Heart: Exploring Music Therapy
Erin Koop, Accredited Music Therapist
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
Music is a natural part of daily life. It draws people together, forming a space in which it is safe to experiment and
express oneself. Using different musical experiences, and the resulting relationships, Music Therapy programs are
designed to provide opportunities for people to make connections and further develop skills in areas including
communication, social, motor and more. This session will explore how Music Therapy can play a positive and
effective role in the lives of students with exceptional needs. The therapeutic aspect of Music Therapy will be
highlighted through a discussion of goals and outcomes combined with examples and opportunities for audience
participation. One client sang it beautifully: "Here I am me. I love to make music, deep down in my heart.”
F4 “Teaming” with Education Assistants
Manitoba Teachers Society
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level : All
As all educators strive to build inclusive environments in our schools, it is critical that assignment of duties and
tasks respects the legal responsibilities of principals and teachers and takes into account the legislated restrictions
of the educational assistant’s job description.
Participants in this facilitated discussion will work to establish practices that ensure the appropriate roles and responsibilities of all school personnel are understood and honoured. Through various activities and discussions
participants will develop strategies to establish sound working relationships within their schools and classrooms.
F5 Police Services and Schools: Collaboration Initiatives to Support Student Success
Winnipeg Police Service, Strategic Initiatives Unit
Intended Audience: All
Intended Grade Level: All
Community based policing is a partnership between the police and the community they serve using new and innovative ways to help solve contemporary community problems. The concept of community based policing is not
new as it involves a return to a philosophy upon which policing was originally premised: "Police are the public
and the public are the police".
School communities are natural settings for the implementation of community-based policing supports. A member of the Strategic Initiatives Unit of the Winnipeg Police Services will be sharing information on successful initiatives involving collaboration between schools and the Winnipeg Police Service. A variety of perspectives including those of students, school staff, parents, and other members of the school community, will be included.
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Presenters’ handouts will be available at www.manitobacec.ca after February 1st, 2014.
“Yes I Can” Awards Evening
The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference 2014
presents the
th
24 Annual
“Yes I Can!” Awards
7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Victoria Inn Ballroom
Be sure to visit our Art Raffle and Basket Raffle tables with all proceeds
going to support “YES I CAN!” International Award winners.
Special Education Teacher, Counsellor or
Level 1 or 2 Administrator Certificate Credits
The Professional Certification Unit for Manitoba Education has approved both Keynote Addresses (Dr. Larry
Brendtro on Thursday and Kim Barthel on Friday) and Dr. Larry Brendtro’s and Kim Barthel’s breakout sessions
for accreditation for the Special Education Teacher’s Certificate, the Counsellor’s Certificate or the Level 1/ Level 2 Administrator’s Certificate requirements (10 hours towards the instruction component).
Participants must attend all the required sessions during the conference (see below) and hold a valid Manitoba
Permanent Professional Certificate in order to be eligible to receive credit, to a maximum of 10 contact hours, for
this conference. Request for credit must be noted on the registration form.
The sessions required to be eligible for credit are:
Thursday’s sessions: Dr. Larry Brendtro’s Keynote Address and Breakout Session (T1)
AND
Friday’s sessions: Kim Barthel’s Keynote Address and Breakout Session (F1)
PARTICIPANTS SEEKING CREDIT MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR OF THE REQUIRED SESSIONS.
CERTIFICATES WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE CONFERENCE CLOSE ON FRIDAY.
For further information contact:
Giselle Kerwin - [email protected] or Michael Bennett - [email protected]
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A. REGISTRATION:
Pre-Registration: ***EARLY BIRDS*** If your registration is postmarked no later than December 20,
2013, there will be a 10% reduction in your session costs! (Registrants may take advantage of either
the “Early Bird” or “Group Rate”, not both.) To avoid disappointment and lengthy line-ups, preregistration is recommended. The pre-registration deadline is February 7, 2014. Registrations postmarked after this date will be subject to a $25 surcharge. Your cancelled cheque is your assurance that
you have registered. If registration is paid by your employer, please contact them for confirmation or
send a stamped self-addressed envelope with registration for pre-conference confirmation. A receipt
will be emailed to you upon receipt of payment.
On-site Registration: NOTE: A $25 surcharge will be added to each on-site registration. Registration takes place at the Victoria Inn February 20th and 21st beginning at 8:00 a.m. Please look for the
signs. Receipts will be available at the registration desk.
ALS0: Remember to bring your conference program/brochure with you to the conference. Your name
tag must be visible for entrance to all sessions and lunch.
B. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue,
offers a special rate of $143.00 plus taxes per night. 80 rooms will be available at this price. Call Toll
Free: 1-877-842-4667 and mention the Group Reservation number #534528.
From the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre’s Sales office:
“Our guest rooms feature all the amenities that you have come to expect in a premier hotel such as an
iron and ironing board, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, hair dryer, and quality bathroom amenities. The furnishings are very attractive wood pieces and each room has a full working desk with ergonomic office chair, and data port jack set in the desk lamp. The large TVs have full cablevision along
with complete pay movie access. The rooms all have luggage racks, closets, and dressers for our
guest’s convenience. The Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre offers the following complimentary
services: local phone calls, in room wireless or hard line high speed internet, lobby internet computer,
business centre, hotel guest parking, 24 hour airport shuttle, and the city’s only hotel with a wheelchair
accessible pool.”
C. MEALS: A Vegetarian Lunch is provided to all delegates. Please make note of any other dietary
requirements on your registration form. Special Dietary requests will not be taken on site. Coffee,
tea and juice will be available before the sessions and during coffee break.
D. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Any announcements or session changes will be posted on the notice board
located near the registration desk.
E. DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED: Anyone requiring the services of an interpreter for the hearing impaired, please contact George Corbett, 1-204-222-9577, or [email protected]
F. SUBSTITUTIONS: If requested sessions are full, the Conference Committee reserves the right
to substitute alternate sessions.
Questions regarding registration:
Phone Cathy Friesen at (204) 661-2848 or email: [email protected]
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Conference at a Glance
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Keynote: The Resilient Brain
T1 Developmental Audit®
T2 Practical Ways to Support Social Inclusion at School and in the Community
T3 Inclusivity in a SMART-enabled Classroom
T4 Appropriate Educational Programming: Resolving Disputes
T5 Why Every School Needs a Dog: Animal Assisted Therapy, Learning, Counselling and Play
Friday, February 21, 2014
Keynote: Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Pathway to Learning
F1 The Mindful Teacher
F2 Just My Friend: The impact of children on children
F3 Deep Down in my Heart: Exploring Music Therapy
F4 “Teaming” with Education Assistants
F5 Police Services and Schools: Collaboration Initiatives to Support Student Success
The MCEC Provincial Conference 2013-2014 Planning Committee
Conference Co-Chairs
Treasurer
Keynote Speakers
Mini-session Speakers
Registration
Brochure
Publicity/Media
Youth Ambassadors
Site
A/V
Conference Packages
Hospitality
Publisher Exhibits
Youth Representative
“Yes I Can!” Awards
Giselle Kerwin & Michael Bennett
Elaine Lochhead
Georgina Dyck-Hacault
Joanna Kaptein & Susan Miller
Cathy Friesen
Annette Lyss
Joanne Calver
Lisa Sutton
Brenda Hill-Yaschyshyn
Lars Feilberg
Linda Stuart and Kim Campbell
Heather Kaminsky
Ian McGowan
Claydmor Lyss
Candace Borger and Barb Melnychuk
For additional information please contact:
Giselle Kerwin - [email protected] or Michael Bennett - [email protected]
or visit our website at www.manitobacec.ca
and our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/manitobacec
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The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference 2014
February 20 & 21, 2014
The Victoria Inn – Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Early Bird Registration: Registrations postmarked by December 20 , 2013 will receive 10%
off the registration fees or 10% off group rate for 15 or more registrants. Payment must be
on one cheque.
Pre-Registration Deadline: February 10, 2014. Registrations postmarked after February
10th will be considered an on-site registration and will be charged a $25 surcharge.
To register by FAX: (204) 668-9291. MasterCard payments accepted. Sorry, Visa is not
accepted. Cheques are payable to: MCEC Conference 2014.
Mail Registrations with payment to: MCEC Conference 2014, c/o 845 Golspie Street, Wpg,
MB R2K 2V5
Your cancelled cheque or MasterCard statement is your assurance that you are registered.
A receipt will be emailed to you.
On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. A $25 surcharge will be added to each on-site
registration.
Refunds will not be issued except due to illness. Requests must be submitted in writing
no later than March 21, 2014 and include the necessary documentation. All cancellations
will be subject to a $20.00 withholding fee per day to cover the cost of lunch paid in
advance to the hotel.
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Dr. Larry Brendtro
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Kim Barthel
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The above fees include lunch.
Lunch Menu
Thursday
Garden Salad – family style
Garden Lasagna with Garlic Bread
Warm mixed berry cobbler
Friday
Bean Medley soup
Vegetable Wrap
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
ALL MEALS ARE VEGETARIAN
If there are any other dietary
concerns, please attach a note to this
registration or contact Cathy Friesen
@[email protected]
Certificate Credits
To receive credit, participants MUST
attend ALL of the following sessions:
Thursday:
Keynote: Dr. Larry Brendtro (a.m. & p.m.)
Friday:
Keynote: Kim Barthel (a.m. & p.m.)
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3. Choose Your Special Interest Division(s)
Please select the appropriate combined CEC International and
State/Province dues rate for the contact information provided above.
States/Provinces not listed below . . . . . . . . . . . . $117 n
UT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120 n
MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $121 n
AZ, CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, OH, SC, WA, WI . . . . . $122 n
ID, ME, MI, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123 n
KS, VA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124 n
NH, WY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 n
NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $126 n
CO, GA, OR, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $127 n
MN, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $128 n
NE, PA, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $129 n
VT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130 n
CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $133 n
AK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $138 n
All non-U.S./Canada locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $176 n
Information on Student membership can be found at:
www.cec.sped.org/studentmembership. Please do not use
this application to enroll as a Student member.
4. Calculate My Dues Rate
CEC Dues*
Please select all divisions you wish to join.
Only CEC members qualify for membership in CEC Divisions.
Divisions
Outside
U.S./Canada U.S./Canada
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 n
$80 n
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$65 n
Division for Research (CEC-DR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29 n
$39 n
CEC Pioneers Division (CEC-PD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 n
$20 n
Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$45 n
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 n
$45 n
Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 n
$42 n
Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 n
$42 n
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) $30 n
$33 n
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 n
$50 n
Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES). . . . . . . . . . . . $29 n
$15 n
Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$50 n
Division for Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD). . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$33 n
Division on Visual Impairments (DVI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$31 n
The Association for the Gifted (TAG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 n
$55 n
Technology and Media Division (TAM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 n
$50 n
Teacher Education Division (TED). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 n
$35 n
SUB TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _______ _______
5. Payment Options
n Check (in U.S. funds) (All returned checks are subject to a $35 U.S. return fee)
n Purchase Order (U.S. and Canada only - must submit with application)
n Credit Card (credit card transactions in U.S. funds)
n VISA n MasterCard n Discover n American Express
$
(from Section 2)
Card #
CEC Division Total Dues $
Expiration (MM/YY)
FORM CEC036 (REV 1/13)
(from Section 3)
CVC/CID
Signature___________________________________________________________________
My Total Dues
$
U.S.
n Bill entire amount n Bill via Dues Installment Plan**
Send this form and payment to:
Promotion Code: WEBAPP
Dues Subject to Change After December 31, 2013
Council for Exceptional Children, P.O. Box 79026, Baltimore, MD 21279-0026
**Dues Installment Plan: One third of your total dues will be charged to your credit card when you
join/renew. Your second installment will be charged automatically to your credit card on the first
day of the next month. The final installment will be charged automatically to your credit card on
the first day of the second month following the month you joined/renewed.
*CEC dues include a $2.00 tax deductible contribution to the Yes I Can! Program.
Dues rates are valid through December 31, 2013 and are subject to change.
Annual membership dues in CEC include $24 for subscription to Exceptional Children and $36 for TEACHING Exceptional Children; CCBD includes $8 for Behavioral Disorders; and DADD includes $8 for Education
and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. This information is given in order to meet postal regulations. Please do not use as a basis for payment.