Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Family Connection's Hopes and Dreams Conference

Family Connection's 'Hopes & Dreams' 2013 Conference

- a conference in support of

the Child with Special Healthcare Needs.

 This conference is for parents of children with special needs and professionals who care for themIt 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 are 64 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.


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.

Target Audience

The target audiences of this conference are 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 conference is held on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Each day has a different agenda.


The conference begins each day at 8:00 am.  Registration will be open and coffee and exhibitors will be available.
The presentations will begin with an official Welcome at 8:45 am. 
The first Workshop of the day begins at 9:00 am.
The presentations will end at 4:15 pm.
To read more, please click on the above title.
To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link.

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