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Western Kentucky University

Special Needs Summit

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Friday, October 17, 2014 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The Special Needs Summit is an event for parents, caregivers, professionals, staff, and students who have an interest in the special needs community. Workshops will be offered on various topics relating to special needs, a CEC celebration dance featuring children with special needs will take place in the afternoon, and Jane Kitson will provide some activities for children. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ann P. Kaiser, the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.



Workshops will be offered to parents, caregivers, professionals, and students on topics relevant to special needs. Topics include:

  • Brain Development
  • Early Childhood Communication
  • Applied Behavior Analysis 101: Methods and Strategies
  • Language Development through Music
  • Learning How to Take Care of Ourselves While Caring for Other People

Vendor tables providing information on community resources and services will be available.

CEUs will be offered.  Click here for more information.







Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for those who register for the whole day.



Registration will take place from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



Knicely Conference Center

654 Campbell Lane (For Internet and GPS mapping services, use 2355 Nashville Road)

Bowling Green, KY  42101

Directions to the Knicely Center



For more information, please contact:

Shannon M. Sales, MSW, Intake Coordinator

Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU

270-745-2419 Direct Line


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