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Virtual “Empower All Abilities Conference 2022”


Saturday, February 26, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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A free, virtual conference for families, educators and students featuring speakers and resources focusing on education and empowering students of all abilities

Join Springfield Public Schools and Springfield Parents for Students with Disabilities (SPSD) for the virtual “Empower All Abilities Conference 2022” on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Keynote speaker Marvin Merriweather will kick off the day by discussing our emotional responses to stress and trauma and how emotional wounds can impact our relationships.

Physicians, psychologists, attorneys, advocates, and other professionals will present information targeting the needs of family members, educators and students. Conference breakout session topics include:

  • Mental health
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Special education
  • Advocacy
  • Inclusion
  • Financial planning
  • Sesiòn de español

The conference schedule is available online.

Attendees are also invited to check out the community resource fair with numerous exhibitors and connect with other parents.

Sesiòn de español “La Nueva Alternativa a la Tutela: Toma de Decisiones Con Apoyo” is from 11 – 11:40 a.m.

Register online or by calling call Jerin Olson at (217) 525-3060.

Professional development hours are available.