Visions of Community 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Marianne Leone – actor, screenwriter, essayist and author of Knowing Jesse – A Mother’s Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss

Dr. Mitchell D. Chester – Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Federation for Children with Special Needs, along with co-sponsors the Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, Family TIES of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Family Voices and the Family-to-Family Health Information Center, Massachusetts Parent Information and Resource Center, the Parent Training and Information Project, and the Parent/Professional Advocacy League, is excited to announce this year’s Visions of Community Conference – Informing, Educating, & Empowering Families and the Professionals Who Serve Them will be held Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Seaport/World Trade Center-Boston.

The conference features dozens of break-out sessions (many presented and/or translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Cantonese) with topical strands and information covering Early Childhood, Special Education, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Health Care for Children with Special Needs, Transition, Social/Recreation Opportunities and more. Network with other parents and families and pick up free resources in our exhibit hall packed with more than 60 vendors.

For information and registration please visit the Conference Website