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Special Needs Summit
Date:  Friday, October 14th, 2016
Time:  9:00am - 3:00pm
Location:  Knicely Center

Hello Everyone  –

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU will be hosting an annual Special Needs Summit. The Special Needs Summit will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Knicely Center. The target audience consists of parents, caregivers, family members, professionals, staff, and students. The Summit’s theme is “The Difference Is You”. The goal of the conference is to connect members of the special needs community with one another, provide valuable information and strategies on working with individuals and children with special needs, and provide information on community resources and services. We have some AMAZING speakers coming to share their expertise with you! 



The topics and speakers are as follows:

Keynote speaker: Amalia Starr, A Mother and Son's 40 year Journey

Session speaker: Robin Abbott, Get into your child's head through their ears; learn how
the auditory and vestibular senses form the foundation for learning and
our interaction with the world.

Session speaker: Jessica Bennett, Youth Nutrition and Healthy Eating Behavior Change

Session speaker: Bailey Robinson, Implementing Function Based Intervention
to Decrease Challenging 

Please go to our summit link for registration and (or) 

additional information at


We are offering 4 Continued Education Credits for professionals throughout different
disciplines, which include Early Childhood, Social Work, First Steps, Nursing,
SLP's, Occupational Therapy, EILA (Education), and Psychology pending approval. 

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