Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM MDT
Saturday March 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM MDT
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Preconference Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Special Education Law & Advocacy featuring Pete Wright
Information and Registration for the pre-conference is available at www.epicsproject.org/fla
EPICS 3rd Annual Pow-Wow will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 2pm – 11pm.
Contact Ronalda Warito-Tome for information: 505-767-6630 email@example.com
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $83 per night plus tax (12%). To receive this special rate, please call 505-455-5555 or 1-800-445-8667 and request the EPICS room rate. You may also make your reservation online by clicking HERE. The hotel cut off date is February 26, 2013 or until the room block is full.
Weaving the Strands of Collaboration
The 2013 Family Leadership Conference will merge the two statewide conferences that the Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) and Parents Reaching Out to Help, Inc. (PRO) have hosted separately in the past. The conference will help families improve their advocacy skills so they can impact the systems that affect their children. There will be networking opportunities and a selection of workshop strands that will assist families and professionals.
Family Leadership Conference Objectives:
The conference will provide learning opportunities for families to:
1. Engage in leadership opportunities;
2. Become stronger advocates so they can impact the systems that affect their children.
3. Increase their knowledge about laws, regulations, policy, and best-practice to encourage increased parental involvement;
4. Learn skills and strategies in communication, sharing stories, and record-keeping;
5. Increase family-to-family networking;
6. Create connections to local, state, and national resources;
7. Create and/or maintain a strong partnership between families and professionals; and
8. Maintain individual identity through culture, language, and family uniqueness so they become stronger advocates for their children, family, and community.
Selected sessions will also be presented in Spanish, Navajo and Keres.