Penn State conference aims to help children with disabilities succeed

August 08, 2012

Jacqui DiDomenico of Bluebell attended the Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on behalf of her son, Michael, age 15.

DiDomenico said it's important to learn all that she can about educating her son and preparing him for navigating the world independently when the time is right.

"I'm trying to get a snapshot of what I need to do as a mom and what the school district needs to do in supporting him to gain independence," DiDomenico said.

The four-day conference, which took place this week, was open to DiDomenico and other parents, educators and professionals living and working with children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and blind, intellectually challenged, as well as other combinations of disabilities.

The conference is supported by a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of Special Education, the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and Penn State's College of Education.

For further information, call 814-863-5100.

Penn State Conferences plans and manages hundreds of programs each year which represent the diversity and strength of Penn State's academic colleges and provide opportunities for individuals to learn about the latest scholarship, research and developments in their fields or participate in enriching learning experiences. Penn State Conferences is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated August 09, 2012