Exceptional Children, Extraordinary Potential


VIRTUAL:  Understanding and Nurturing the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities - Two-part webinar series - August 10th and 12th - Information and Registration
The Montana Deaf-Blind Project, in partnership with the Montana Transition Resources Project, is pleased to welcome Philip Schweigert, M.Ed, for a two-part webinar series.

Session 1: Recognizing the Communication Abilities of Learners with Significant Disabilities
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Mountain Daylight Time
Description: This session will focus on assessing levels of communication for learners at the non-symbolic or early symbolic level of communication. The Communication Matrix (Rowland,C., 2006) will be used to review the assessment process and how to target levels for instruction and programming. 
Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/697012714807448848

Session 2:  Promoting the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Mountain Daylight Time
Description: This session will present participants with a variety of examples of learners at various pre-symbolic stages and intervention strategies to further their communicative abilities. It will also discuss the transition from pre-symbolic to emerging symbolic communication and describe interventions designed to promote the learner's continued progress at this stage of expressive communication development. 
Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8057445916838150416

VIRTUAL: 2020 Vision for Montana's Youth and Adults Conference: Unite, Advocate, & Empower - September 10 - Bozeman
Sponsored by Mental Health America of MT & Disability Rights MT.  Contact Disability Rights MT at 406-449-2344 or Advocate@DisabilityRightsMT.org for information.  www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-vision-for-montanas-youth-and-adults-conference-tickets-94889415797

VIRTUAL: Disability Rights Montana Conference - Shift the Narrative: An Intersectional Approach to Mental Health, September 14-18
Engage with nationally recognized disability and mental health activists, attorneys, and mental health providers for what will be an impactful experience! The conference will include powerful visions and tools for creating culturally competent, anti-discriminatory, and inclusive mental health care systems. Information/Registration

2020 Breaking Through Barriers Conference, October 16-17, Great Falls - www.peaceplacegf.com
Conference for parents of children with special needs and for those who teach and serve them. Features sensory-based strategies for understanding & managing behavior, IEP insights, and co-parenting strategies. Cost $30/day plus fees for textbooks and meals.  CEUs available.  Limited number conference scholarships for low income/ rural families available through O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation.  Please contact us for more information: 406-590-4925 or info@peaceplacegf.com.

VIRTUAL:  2020 Montana Youth Transitions Conference  - November 16-18
MYTransitions conference with lots of great information for youth with disabilities who are preparing to transition from high school into adulthood, their families, teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and related service providers.  http://montanayouthtransitions.org/attend-conference/