Mid-west Regional Task Force Meeting

10/01/2009 - 9:00am
10/01/2009 - 12:00pm

To be held at St. John Fisher in the Hughes Rotunda, which is right at the main entrance of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education.

Map of St John Fisher

The School of Education is Building #4. The entrance and the Hughes Rotunda are closest to Parking Lot N but you can also park in Lot B or Lot W.


Paula Kluth - Just Give Him The Whale

05/18/2009 - 4:00pm
05/18/2009 - 6:00pm

Insights into Inclusive Education for Children with Autism

Registration is required. Therefore we ask that you get registration information, ie names and numbers of attendees to as soon as possible and no later than our next task force meeting which is Thursday May 14th


Mid-West Regional Task Force Meeting

05/14/2009 - 12:00pm
05/14/2009 - 3:00pm

At the Linden Park BOCES office in Penfield, NY Room 2A.

 At the meeting we will go over the final registrations for Paula Kluth and provide updates to the summer symposium multi-media project and many many other details.

Until then, be well, and please RSVP to Ellen.


Linden Park is off Linden Ave. between Route 441 and Washington Street in East Rochester.

From the East:


Gina Carrano

Instructional Specialist

Autism and Membership: School, Family & Community Connections

05/02/2009 - 8:45am
05/02/2009 - 4:00pm

St. John Fisher College is putting on this mini-conference.

More details and registration.


Beyond Sight Words: Literacy Strategies for Students with Autism : Paula Kluth

05/19/2009 - 8:00am
05/19/2009 - 3:00pm

Monroe 1 BOCES is putting on this workshop.

Details and registration form


Supporting Literacy & Language Development (1st & 2nd) Through Visual Art by Peggy Albers

04/24/2009 - 8:30am
04/24/2009 - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Ellen Chernoff
at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

$5 for Students, $15 for Teachers
Contact Anne Monroe Baillargeon for registration details.


Professional Development - Linking PBS to RTI

03/26/2009 - 5:00pm
03/26/2009 - 8:00pm

Houghton College and the Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling
cordially invite you to attend a dinner/professional development event on

Linking Positive Behavioral Supports
to a Response to Intervention Framework

Featuring presenters from Lockwood Elementary School
(Letchworth Central School District)
Mr. William Bean, Principal
Dr. Pamela Wilkie, School Psychologist


Mid-West Region - Task Force Meeting

03/26/2009 - 1:00pm
03/26/2009 - 4:00pm

at Houghton College

We will be meeting in the Luckey Conference Room on the basement level of the Luckey Building (#9 on the attached campus map). Please park in the lot between Luckey Building (#9) and Wesley Chapel (#10). Enter the side door of Luckey Building and go directly downstairs. The conference room is the first door on your left.


See the attached agenda.


Mid-West Region - Task Force Meeting

02/05/2009 - 9:00am
02/05/2009 - 12:00pm

at SUNY Geneseo


Mid-West Region - Task Force Meeting

12/11/2008 - 9:00am
12/11/2008 - 12:00pm

at Nazareth College in Golisano 151

Thanks to Ellen Contopidis who will be hosting us.



Mid-West Regional Meeting

10/23/2008 - 9:00am
10/23/2008 - 12:00pm

To be held at SUNY Geneseo. Directions: (Directions to Geneseo attached - see below)

 Once on campus:

  • Continue by South Hall on your right and come to a Stop
  •  Continue straight through the Stop sign and you are looking for the third driveway on the left.
  • Park in the NN lot and come in the second door and then I will have signs to direct you where to come. Someone will be waiting to give you hang tags.

Response to Intervention for English Language Learners

04/24/2008 - 8:30am
04/24/2008 - 3:00pm

Alfred University: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
Alfred, NY 14802
(registration & networking 8:30-9:00)

Co – sponsored by Upstate Bilingual SETRC, Alfred University Division of Education, The Higher Education Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling (Mid-West Region), BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, Opening Doors Diversity Project: NY State Migrant Education


Culturally, Linguistically, & Deliciously Diverse: Preparing Educators for the 21st Century

04/23/2008 - 5:30pm
04/23/2008 - 8:00pm

Upstate Bilingual SETRC and the Higher Education Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling (Mid-West Region) invite you to:
Culturally, Linguistically, & Deliciously Diverse: Preparing Educators for the 21st Century
Dinner & Dialogue with
Dr. Leonard Baca, Director of the Bueno Center for Multicultural Education
University of Colorado, Boulder
April 23, 2008 5:30 p.m.
Alfred University, One Saxon Drive
Kenyon- Allen Suite, Powell Campus Center
Alfred, NY


Widening the Circle ~ The Power of Inclusive Classrooms

05/07/2008 - 8:00am
05/07/2008 - 3:15pm

At the Burgundy Basin Inn located in Bushnell's Basin (outside Rochester)

Mara Sapon-Shevin is Professor of Inclusive Education in the Teaching and Leadership Department of the School of Education at Syracuse University. She teaches in the University’s Inclusive Elementary and Special Education Teacher Education Program that prepares teachers for inclusive, heterogeneous classrooms.

The author of over 250 books, book chapters and articles, Mara writes extensively about the fields of full inclusion, cooperative learning, social justice education and teaching for diversity.


Including Samuel: Film Premier - (Rochester)

04/21/2008 - 7:00pm
04/21/2008 - 9:00pm

Followed by a conversation with filmmaker and photojournalist Dan Habib
Monday, April 21at 7:00 p.m.
Dryden Theatre
George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY

Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of children with disabilities before he had his son
Samuel eight years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib documented his
family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives, a journey that transforms each of
them. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus


International Dyslexia Association - Western NY Branch

The Vison of the Western New York Branch

  • To be a resource for information and services that addresses the full scope of dyslexia
  • To accomplish this in a way that builds cooperation, partnership and understanding among professional communities and individuals with dyslexia and their families
  • To do this so that every individual is valued and has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated

Task Force - Mid-west - Regional Task Force Meeting

04/11/2008 - 12:00pm
04/11/2008 - 12:30pm

at the State Meeting in Albany

Ann Monroe-Baillargeon at monroe@alfred.edu


Asperger's Syndrome Presentation

03/28/2008 - 9:00am
03/28/2008 - 4:00pm

at the Radisson Hotel in Corning NY 


Task Force Regional: Mid-West

03/13/2008 - 9:00am
03/13/2008 - 12:00pm

at Nazareth

Anne Monroe-Baillargeon at monroe@alfred.edu

We are all set for the 13th here at Naz. We will be meeting in GAC 151 and I have breakfast for 10 ordered (let me know if I need more) People can park in visitor parking in the front of the building. let me know if you need anything else.

Please RSVP so that we have some idea of how many people to anticipate.

In addition, if you are planning to attend the evening event with Dr. Leonard Baca here at Alfred University Wednesday April 23rd, please let me know by Monday March 17th.


Effective College Planning by the Western NY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates

This site contains detailed guide to transition planning to college and several other resources.


A group of individuals that have joined together to provide support and education to families and the community. Each individual in the group has his/her own opinions about issues relating to Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome Information Network of the Twin Tiers

Dedicated to education and support of those with Down Syndrome or those who have loved ones with the condition.

The Autism Society of Western New York

The Autism Society of America Western New York Chapter includes professionals and parents of children with Autism, PDD, and Asperger Syndrome. The Chapter holds informational meetings and workshops and publishes a newsletter.

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