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Special Needs Summit set for Oct. 17

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU is hosting a Special Needs Summit Oct. 17 for parents, caregivers, family members, professionals and students working with the special needs community.

The theme is “Share the Vision” with the goals of connecting members of the special needs community, providing valuable information and strategies on working with special needs individuals and providing information on community resources and services.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Ann P. Kaiser, professor of education and human development at Vanderbilt University and director for an Autism Center of Excellence. Her topic, “Making Meaningful Differences in Children’s Communication Outcomes,” will be about parents as co-interventionists.

Other speakers include Michelle Antle, school psychologist and field training coordinator for Kentucky Autism Training Center; Dr. Mark Deis, pediatrician; Jane Kitson, author, teacher and consultant; and Jeff Rose, counselor, licensed clinical social worker and medical practice executive.

Cost is $15 for students, $30 for parents and $65 for professionals and includes mini breakfast, snacks and lunch. The Summit will be at the Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The Summit begins at 9 a.m.

Contact: Shannon Sales, (270) 745-2419.

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