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Connecting the Dots 2019 Conference

April 10, 2019

Connecting the Dots 2019 Conference Jacksonville

Connecting the Dots 2019 Conference

Scent Evidence K9 will be attending the fifth annual Connecting the Dots conference in Jacksonville, FL April 10, 2019. Sponsored by UF Health and APD Cares! Be sure to stop by our booth to learn how communities can keep those you love and care for who are at risk for wandering by having a Scent Preservation Kit® prepared before they get lost or go missing. Click the links to learn more about the Scent Preservation Kit® and our Child Safety Kits and Rex the Rescue Pup.

Event Description

Please join us for our fifth-annual Connecting the Dots conference. Our Keynote speaker this year is Sean McElwee, a cast member from the hit television series “Born This Way”. The Emmy-award winning reality show highlights seven young adults with Down syndrome as they work towards greater independence. Navigating issues with Housing, Transportation, Employment and Relationships are all topics during each season. Sean also has his own clothing line “Seanese”. Sean’s presentation is entitled “It Could Happen” – all about possABILITIES!

Joining Sean is his mother, Sandra McElwee, an author and advocate for the Down syndrome community. Sandra’s presentation is “Transforming a School” – the story of how Sean was the first with any disability to be fully included in his school, and how by 4th grade the entire school transformed to an inclusive school.

Along with our keynote, the conference offers two subsequent breakout presentations (12 sessions), including a variety of topics such as: Strategies for working with children with anxiety or OCD, Local Resources (panel), Healthy Living Strategies (panel), Positive Behavior Supports, Legal Strategies, Youth Mental Health, Pre-employment strategies for parents, Financial Strategies, Self-Directed IEPs, Communication strategies for those with limited verbal skills (repeated).

We will also have a great lineup of Community Resource agencies as vendors.

Schedule can be emailed, if needed. Please contact: prewitt.karen@yahoo.com

Conference fee is $10. Continental Breakfast and Snacks included. Lunch not provided.

Certificates of completion will be available after the conference.

There will not be childcare available for this event.