10:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions (1 of 2)1.
Current Cases and Themes in Region 5 States Related to the Bureauof Indian Education (BIE) Schools and Compliance with IDEA andThe Role of the P&A
Therese Yanan, Co-Director of Program Services, Native American Disability Law Center Inc., New Mexico
Join Therese and discuss issues related to the implementation of theIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in schools operatedor funded by the Bureau of Education. Specific focus will be on thosestates within Region 5.Session Takeaway: Participants will gain an understanding of the BIE'sresponsibilities under the IDEA & how the IDEA is implemented in BIEschools.
9:30 - 10:00 am Opening Keynote Panel: Roles of Protection and Advocacy Centers(P&As): The Importance of Collaboration Between P&As and ParentCenters and Recent P&A and Parent Center Initiatives from OSEP andHHS
Room: Kachina Ballroom
Barbara Buswell, Director, Region 5 Parent Technical Assistance Center, PEAK Parent Center, Colorado
Connie Hawkins, Director, Region 2 Parent Technical Assistance Center, ECAC, North Carolina, and
Therese Yanan, Co-Director of Program Services, Native American Disability Law Center, Inc., New Mexico
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Pssst…have you heard about the new Chromebookby Google? Well, it’s pretty awesome! And guess what? If everyone from your ParentCenter completes their online evaluation by nolater than
Noon MDT on Friday, June 8
, then yourcenter could win a brand new Chromebook! The2
Prize for 100% evaluation completion will be ahandy Flip Video Camera!
*Please note that the purpose of this offer is to build Centers’ capacity, and is thus only available to participants from Region5 Parent Centers. BUT, we still want everyone’s feedback so please complete your online evaluation!