Snipes Academy of Arts
2150 Chestnut St
Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
19th Annual Coming Together Conference. A conference to celebrate and renew our commitment to working together to improve the lives of children with special needs. Our goal to help parents, teachers and professionals to feel more confident and competent to parent or help children with special needs to reach their full potential. One way we can do that is to provide our community with the latest information about a variety of disability issues and presentations about strategies proven to work.
Keynote Speaker -Adrienne Ehlert Bashista is the co-editor of Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories and is the founder of the blog and Facebook support group of the same name. She is a frequent contributor to ADDitude magazine and her next book, Easy to Love but Hard to Teach: Children with Invisible Special Needs and School, will be out next fall and she is also working on a book about homeschooling children with special needs. She speaks about the stresses of parenting children with neuro-behavioral disorders and hopes to become a trainer on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, in the coming months. She lives with her husband and two boys in a farmhouse in central North Carolina.
Registration begins at 8 am with conference beginning at 8:45 am. Lunch of pizza and salad is provided. Three sessions of break out workshops with a choice of ten each session. Table displays for more information and opportunities to network with other parents and professionals.
Parents of children with special needs, New Hanover County Schools employees & contract agencies attend free. Other teachers and professionals attend for the low registration fee of $30.00. If you need to send a check please click on contact the organizer, end your email address and we can email you another form to mail in.