Transitioning from Early Intervention to School Age: A Family’s Vision

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Jamie Miller and Lorie Brew


This session will share the lessons learned by a family working to see their vision for inclusion realized for their son. Critical to the ultimate vision of inclusion was the use of data, supports, evaluation, and planning. Join us for this session to examine and reflect on the process and strategies that can translate a vision for inclusion into a reality.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speakers' biographies: Jamie Miller is a mom from Montgomery County who has an elementary-school-aged child named Nate. Jamie is passionate about advocating for her son and for other people and families living with disabilities. She enjoys sharing her story and engaging school professionals and government leaders about the impact parent voice can make.

Lorie Brew works for The Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center (PEAL) as the OSEP grant Coordinator for the Eastern area of the state.  Much of Lorie’s knowledge about disability related issues comes from individuals with disabilities themselves, families who support someone with a disability, as well as her own personal experience of raising a child with autism. Lorie is dedicated to the principles of presuming competence and having high expectations and supporting FAMILIES TO THE MAX the Pennsylvania Statewide Family Network.