3rd Annual Educational Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: New Mexico Military Institute


Funded by a grant from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, we are proud to announce we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Educational Workshop! This event is FREE to all teachers, principals, superintendents, aids, AND parents, coaches, therapists, caretakers, etc. The day-long conference will help equip you to understand, instruct and encourage students of all abilities. Check-in begins at 8:30am. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be served free-of-charge to all attendees and door prizes will be in abundance! Although the event is free, you do need to register.

Keynote Speakers

ben&wendyBen & Wendy Erdman are a married couple with Down syndrome from College Station, Texas. They have been advocating and speaking together for many years.  The couple will share their powerful and inspiring story of overcoming setbacks and achieving success in the workplace as well as their personal lives. When they are not both working diligently at their jobs, Ben and Wendy enjoy spending quality time with one another at their home.


seansmithDr. Sean Smith is the Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Dr Smith has a background in the area of special education and technology. He has authored and presented many articles on special education technology and is currently a project director on several US Department of Education program initiatives seeking to further the integration of technology components across teacher preparation programs and into the lives of students with disabilities. In addition, he is assisting in the development of a virtual social skill training experience for students with Autism. Dr. Smith currently serves as an Associate Editor for Teaching Exceptional Children. He is the proud parent of four young children, one having an intellectual disability.

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