Join us for an inspirational weekend filled with new perspectives and ideas. Learn from local and national presenters alongside parents and school professionals of children who are Deaf-Blind, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired, and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Choose from a variety of breakout sessions and visit vendors and exhibitors for information and resources. Outside the Box provides families and educational staff a unique opportunity to learn together. National and local presenters with experiences in a variety of content areas give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to help their child in the areas of behavior, communication, vision, assistive technology as well as other topics.
Saturday, October 6
9:00 AM – Registration & Family Networking
9:30 AM – 5:15 PM: Keynote & Sessions for Professionals and Families
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Dinner/Dance
Saturday Keynote Speaker:
Sarah Celestin: Director of Special Education, Red Clay School District: Sarah joined Red Clay School District in 2015 as the Director of Special Education. Prior to that, she worked with the Delaware Department of Education as an Education Associate in Exceptional Children Resources where she managed the State Personnel Development Grant and related technical assistance projects to support educators serving students with disabilities. Sarah has also worked as a Project Director at the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies and as a special educator at Newark Charter School and Colonial School District.
Sarah received her doctorate, master and bachelor degrees from the University of Delaware, and she currently teaches at the University part-time in the School of Education. Additionally, Sarah has had the opportunity to speak nationally about special education issues through TASH and the Council of Exceptional Children conferences.
Session Topics:Behavior, Communication, Deaf, Hard of Hearing/Mainstream Success, Blind and Visually Impaired, Autism, Positive Advocacy, Assistive Technology, IEP
Childcare: Stipends for childcare are available for families of children with Autism through funding from Autism Delaware. A separate application is required for childcare stipends. Visit https://www.delautism.org/scholarships/ for a childcare stipend application.
Meals & Hotel Accommodations
Family attendees and children will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Attendees are responsible for hotel accommodations***. Please contact the hotel directly at 866-238-4218. A block of rooms has been reserved. Ask for Outside the Box rate.
***Families of children with autism may contact Autism Delaware to apply for a conference stipend. Conference grants are limited in number and have additional requirements. Follow this link for more information or visit www.autismdelaware.org/scholarships.
For general conference questions or information please contact Karen Robinson at 302-454-2305 or firstname.lastname@example.org