HELIX Conference Promotes High Expectations for Students

In the past two years, over 700 educators attended HELIX and engaged in deep learning of the specialized strategies for students with low incidence disabilities. Attendees have noted how the sessions helped them think differently about instruction for their students, the connection of ideas across sessions, and information relevant to the specific and unique roles of many of our attendees. 
 
This year’s conference will continue to promote maximizing access, setting high expectations, making connections, and daring to dream with our students with low incidence disabilities. We will progress with our focus on literacy instruction through sessions by Caroline Musselwhite and Jessica Trussell, as well as access to the general education curriculum through sessions by Pamela Mims, Ginevra Courtade, and Shawnee Wakeman. Kim Gorgens and Mary Kennedy will be among multiple presenters who will share strategies for supporting students with acquired brain injury. Developing students’ communication is a thread throughout the conference with sessions by Kelly Fonner, Susan Bruce, and Jane Freeman and Barbara Chubb. For students with visual impairments, Elizabeth Hartmann will present on Cerebral/cortical visual impairments (CVI) and Ting Siu will present on access through technology. State partners, PEAL and OVR will share their resources for supporting and promoting the independence of individuals with low incidence disabilities. Our keynote on Tuesday morning by Maurice Belote will ask us to think about how happiness is a critical part of a student’s education. This is just a sampling of the professional development opportunities available to educators, administrators, therapists, and families at the 2019 HELIX Conference!


Registration is now open. Click on the Training Calendar icon above to register!