Friday, July 29, 2011

Mega Conference!

'Mega Conference!'

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Leadership Mega Conference (LMC)
July 30-August 3, 2011 in Crystal City - Arlington, VA

'Collaboration to Achieve Success from the Cradle to Career 2.0'

Purpose: provide increased opportunities for collaboration and networking around our shared responsibilities for improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Special Education Programs

Technical Assistance & Dissemination (TA&D) Network provides an overview and OSEP Leadership Mega Conference video .

Presentations include: Representatives from Parent Centers, Early Childhood and State Special Education Programs, and Part B and Part C IDEA Data Managers. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
The conference is designed for: PTIs, CPRCs, and PTACs, State Part B Directors of Special Education and staff, State Part C and Section Section 619 Coordinators and Staff, State ICC Chairs and Parts B and C IDEA Data Managers responsible for submitting 618 Data. Others are welcome to attend.

Viewed the Agenda and Instructions for joining webcast sessions.

OSEP LMC Agenda notations (bloggers):
Each day has an Agenda with Session details, including the  Early Childhood PreConference Sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Plenary Sessions and Concurrent Sessions
Several Topics repeat within the 5 days of Plenary & Concurrent Sessions of the Conference

Using Adobe Connect (not iLinc from 2010 OSEP LMC)
Many of the Sessions are available via webcast.
Many of the Sessions provide Powerpoints, PDFs and other document formats are available to view online.

Choose Wiselt. Sessions and webcasts:  A good strategy to enjoy the most sessions, team up with other Participants from your organization/agency and decide who attends which sessions.  Later, you can discuss the information and exchange documents.  Also, this strategy is beneficial for Attendees who are participating via teleconference/webcast.

Peruse the Resource Materials.

Thanks to Cindy Arceneuax, Project Director of the LA Parent Training and Information Center(LAPTIC) for sharing about the OSEP LMC on her Facebook page last year! Enjoyed texting and seeing you and LaPTIC Staff via the webcast.

 Also, liked that LaPTIC shared video of  your interview (Aug. 22, 2010) of 
Nice greet to Louisiana families.  Glad she agreed to be interviewed. PRICELESS.Wow!

Cindy Arceneaux, La Parent Training & Information Center Project Director & LaPTIC Staff in Washington, D.C.
for the
 USDOE OSEP Leadership Mega Conf. 2 (August 22, 2010)
Hi5! for the FlipShare camera!

Director Alexa Posny,U.S. Dept. of Education
webinar Part3-Overview on IDEA 2004 Part B Regulation
 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference (August 8, 2010)

We are sharing our Agenda Sessions selections and preferences, including our antipicated favorite Presentations based on the Agenda, as well as, post-participation. View our original post about the OSEP Leadership Mega Conference of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, go to Enjoying The Hi-5s of Autism-A Family Experience

EnjoyHi5Autism  Youtube Channel shared on PACER Center YouTube Channel:
Hi5! Ready for OSEP 2011 Leadership Mega Conference. Like all of the Presentations from the NPTAC/PTIC listed on the Agenda.­me. Sharing our favorite Plenary & webcast Sessions on EnjoyHi5Autism social networks at http://familyenjoyinghi5autism­ Additoinally, we enjoyed last year's LMC via webcast and teleconference. sharing vids at http://enjoyhi5autism.blogspot­.com [July 30, 2011]

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable.'
Brenda Lee Cosse'
Parent Advocate
 Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council (LADDC ) {Governor-appointed/Senate-confirmed}
Health/Education/Employment Committee
2010 Graduate - Partners in Policymaking-LADDC

References & Resources:

US Department of Education

Office of Special Edcation Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Organizational Chart for OSEP

Office of Special Eduction Programs

VIDEOS "Enjoying The Hi-5s of Autism-A Family Experience" enjoys:

OSEP LMS Conf. 2011 - 'Collaboration to Achieve Success from the Cradle to Career 2.0' Opening Video

49. Untitled
19 hours ago

47. Mega Intro
7 days ago



PACER CENTER  produced 'Be A Star' Map of NSTTA

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