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Special Guest - Laurie VanderPloeg
Opening remarks from Laurie VanderPloeg, director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), at the U.S. Department of Education.
Lee Stickle, Emily Rubin, and Shawn Henry
We are Better Together: Collectively Effecting Change
Come to hear from leaders in three different states as they share from their experiences about where we have been, where we are headed, and why it makes a difference that we stick together. You will leave inspired as you reflect on how you are uniquely positioned both individually and collectively as you link arms together to change the course of history. With a focus on replicating elements of success, themes such as the importance of long-range goals from the early years through the transition years, areas of professional training and the allocation of resources, and the urgency to create connections beyond school into the community and across agencies will be discussed.
Meet the Keynotes! Stop by the Presenter Meet and Greet area in Hall B immediately after the keynote session to interact with Lee, Emily, and Shawn. Don't miss your opportunity to get a selfie or shake a hand!