A Thousand Roads, The 2006 Transition-PEC Conference, February 26-28, 2006
Ames, IA – Iowa State Center, Scheman Building
This year the Parent-Educator Connection Conference joins with the Transition/Work Experience Conference to offer an event for parents of children with disabilities and the individuals who work with them. Join us as we learn and work together for the improved outcomes of youth with disabilities.
Kicking off the conference will be Neil Howe from Great Falls, Virginia, who is a historian, economist, demographer and author, with graduate degrees from Yale University. He has spoken and written extensively on the collective personalities of today’s generations-who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America’s future. His latest book, Millennials Rising (2000) focuses on today’s rising generation of kids and teens.
…and in between the keynotes, 90 concurrent sessions on assessment, planning, community services, post-secondary options, instruction, legal aspects, the laws and opportunities for youth are offered in the areas of living, learning and work.
Closing the conference will be Jonathan Mooney who is a writer and activist with dyslexia who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds an honors degree in English Literature. Jonathon is cofounder of Project Eye-To-Eye, a widely duplicated mentoring program for students with disabilities. With the publication of Learning Outside the Lines when he was 23, now in its eighth printing, a book that is part memoir and part alternative study skills, Jonathan established himself as one of the foremost leaders in LD/ADHD disabilities and alternative education.