List of exhibitors at the 2010 "Planting the Seeds of Inclusion: Supporting the Growth of All Children" conference
Lisabeth Watson and Jenny Haarala
AEP Connections was founded by two mothers with children on the spectrum who believe in the importance of providing quality educational resources to teachers, parents and caregivers, so that every child can maximize their potential. The mission of AEP Connections is to offer current, targeted autism conferences; an extensive variety of educational materials including books, CDs and DVDs; and new and innovative visual and sensory products. Check us out at our website: www.aepconnections.com
Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin’s mission is to affect positively the quality of life for persons with severe disabilities including, but not limited to cerebral palsy and families with multiple service needs. Services include: Advocacy, Family Support, IEP Assistance, Toy Lending Library, Residential Camp Sandy Wheels, Out of Home Respite Care, After School Program, Orthopedic Loan Closet, Independent Living and Parent Support Groups.
Transition Services for Students with Disabilities – DVR works with high school students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to employment and training. DVR works with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) to help the student have a smooth transition from school to work and community services.
Alice Heiden and Karen Glad
Educational Support Services at Fox Valley Technical College provides information, assistance, guidance and ongoing support to individuals who have disabilities, are academically disadvantaged, or have limited English proficiency because it is a second language. Services are available at no cost to the student and are tailored to the needs of the individual to promote vocational and academic success.
Kay Zastrow & Peggy Simonis
Teaching Loving Discipline provides resources related to Conscious Discipline, the brain-based, developmentally appropriate, social/emotional and classroom management program developed by Dr. Becky Bailey. This material is designed to help teachers to create safe, caring school families where all children can learn and succeed.
The Conover Company has specialized for almost 30 years in transition assessments and curriculum materials for special education students. Our research-based instruments coupled with our technology delivery system makes our transition assessment and curriculum materials a must for any school district. Our MECA System (Microcomputer Evaluation of Careers and Academics) consists of seven components including The Interest Indicator, Work Samples, Learning Assessment Programs, The Career Planner, Personal Responsibility, The Success Profiler, and Functional Skills System. This system includes hundreds of various assessments along with over 5,000 hours of curriculum content. Stop by our booth and see for yourself how MECA can fit into your transition assessment and curriculum needs for your district.
Outstanding children’s books for kids of all ages and abilities, many designed specifically for multi-sensory awareness, easy reading comprehension, and concept reinforcement.
The Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (WILLD) is a unique, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering professional instruction to children and adults. WILDD uses the highly effective, research-based, Orton-Gillingham method along with techniques developed over years of experience by expert staff to remediate the reading and spelling deficits of our clients. Our program has multiple levels of instruction that raise reading and spelling levels by four to five years on average when completed. In addition to reading and spelling, WILDD offers individualized instruction in written expression, grammar, and math. It is WILDD’s goal that upon completion of our program, clients will:
Read and spell at levels commensurate with their intellectual ability.
Be independent learners, enabling children to be more successful and confident in school and adults to compete more successfully in career training programs, higher education settings and/or in the workplace.
Gain a better understanding of how their learning disabilities impact their education, work and lives.