There are many hotels throughout the Columbia area.
The conference address is Cardinal Newman School, 4701 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206. A listing of hotels can be be found on the Columbia Regional Visitors Center website at http://www.columbiacvb.com/hotels/fort-jackson/. Fort Jackson is the section of Columbia closest to the conference.
This conference is created for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, community agency/organization personnel, early interventionists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers and other interested health care and service providers.
<>The purpose of this conference is to increase the sensitivity and expand the knowledge of parents and professionals about disabilities and special needs, family support and opportunities available to families who have children of all ages with special needs.
This conference is for parents of children with special needs and professionals who care for them.
It is an opportunity to explore the issues and challenges which families face in caring for children with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses and long-term health needs.
There will more than 60 workshops covering a wide range of issues including behavior, care & treatment, education, family care, finances and more.
CEU credits will be available for Nurses, Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Early Interventionists, and Child Care Workers.
After the conference, participants should be able to:
• Better meet the challenges of caring for a child with special needs from infancy to adulthood.
• Address issues such as education, transitions, child’s self-esteem, family wellness and recreation.
• Work toward providing and receiving family-centered services.
• Identify Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. and other agencies/organizations as resources for families and professionals caring for children with special needs.