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Region 4 Conferences


June 5, 2017 
Summer Institute: 504 Training 101—Preconference Overview of 504 for Beginners
Learn about requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for providing programs and services for students with disabilities in this 1-day institute.


June 6, 2017
Summer Institute: Section 504/ADA
Hear from leading national experts about how Section 504/ADA has been interpreted by the courts through recent case law. Learn about similarities and differences among these federal laws and effective ways to identify and serve students under Section 504/ADA. 


June 7–9, 2017
Summer Evaluation Institute Preconference: Using Professional Judgment When Interpreting FIE Data
Attend this preconference to acquire the latest information regarding student evaluation processes. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.


June 13–14, 2017
Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference
Explore the latest assistive technology tools and strategies to improve achievement for students with special needs. The early bird rate of $75 is good until April 1, 2017. Regular registration is $100, beginning April 2, 2017. For more information, visit


June 19, 2017 
18+ Symposium
Learn the strategies and practices of evidence-based 18+ programs, whether you need to start a new program or improve what you already have. Explore a continuous improvement model for 18+ programming for adult students with disabilities. Bring your transition services staff, secondary department chairs, appraisal staff, and other stakeholders for greater impact.

June 20–22, 2017
Access to the General Curriculum (AGC) Institute
Join education professionals at this 3-day Institute in exploring evidence-based practices for creating effective learning environments for all learners. The AGC Institute will include general sessions from national speakers, the opportunity to attend concurrent break-out or workshop sessions, and a digital café where you can explore digital tools for the classroom. The early bird rate of $90 is good until April 30, 2017. Regular registration is $105 beginning May 1, 2017.



Join administrators from across the state to receive an overview of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in a 1-day preconference for the Texas Behavior Support State Conference.


June 28–29, 2017
Texas Behavior Support State Conference
Build knowledge and skills for districts, campuses, and educators in the use of positive behavior supports for students. Explore the relationships among discipline, behavior management, and achievement, and identify strategies and supports to promote access to and participation in the general curriculum. The early bird rate of $75 is good until June 1, 2017. Regular registration is $90 beginning June 2, 2017.

July 10–13, 2017
Signing Exact English (SEE) Skillshop
This week-long workshop for adult learners is designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced users of SEE. Participants will improve their expressive and receptive signing skills, sign vocabulary, visual features of sign language, and song and storytelling techniques.



July 18–20, 2017
Preschool Summer Institute
Attend this multiday, multistrand institute to learn research-based strategies to enhance learning and development of preschool children with disabilities. Information related to best practices and instructional techniques will be emphasized. Appropriate resources will be provided to support the training.


July 28, 2017
STEAM Conference for Teachers
Educators will explore the power of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. Choose from a variety of sessions including 1.5- or 3-hour hands-on workshops, interact with hardware and software in a technology playground environment, meet with STEAM experts in 15-minute quick bits, or attend a panel on the latest in STEAM for your classroom. Design your workshop experience and learn how to use STEAM concepts to empower your students.


August 1–3, 2017 
Autism Symposium
Join this 3-day symposium to gain the most recent information on autism research and issues, from birth to transition. Keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin will share her personal experiences as an individual with autism. Leaders in the field Celine Saulnier, Ph.D.; Paula Kluth, Ph.D.; and Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., will provide information regarding research, early identification, and strategies to support students with autism in the classroom.
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