33rd annual early intervention preschool conference a success

AEIS staff pose with ADRS Board member Penny Foster and Commissioner Jane Elizabeth Burdeshaw at the 2017 EI and Preschool Conference

More than 500 professionals and parents attended the 33rd annual statewide Early Intervention and Preschool Conference in Huntsville Oct. 23-25.

The cover of the 2017 EI Conference agenda
The cover of the 2017 EI Conference agenda

The 2 1/2 day conference offered more than 40 sessions, recommending practices for various early intervention and preschool services from birth to 5 years of age.

Penny Foster, the parent of a child with Down syndrome who received services through AEIS, delivered the conference’s keynote address. Foster also serves on the ADRS board, representing the 3rd Congressional district. See related story: https://adrsrehabnews.com/2017/03/23/lee-county-parent-joins-adrs-board/

Other speakers at the conference included Dr. Robin McWilliam, an internationally known author and trainer on Routines-Based Intervention, and Phuong Palafox, a speech-language pathologist who also speaks nationally on providing services to young children with disabilities and their families.

Planning for the 2018 conference is already underway, and is scheduled to be held in Birmingham Oct. 15-17. To learn more, contact Jeri Jackson at jeri.jackson@rehab.alabama.gov.



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