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Great Beginnings Conference

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Friday, October 24, 2014

50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

This year’s presentations include:

Immigration Status and Public Benefits: Being a Resource for Children in Immigrant, Refugee and Mixed Immigration Status Families
Shannon Erwin, JD, State Policy Director - Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Beyond Words:  Effective Use of Cultural Mediators, Interpreters, and Translators to Build Trust with Families
Clara Péez-Méndez, Founder and President - Puentes Culturales and Susan M. Moore, MA CCC-SLP, Clinical Professor, Director of Clinical Education and Services - University of Colorado, Boulder

Early Intervention Alchemy:  Mining and Valuing Families’ Cultural and Linguistic Resources
Victoria I. Puig, Ed.D, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education - Montclair State University

Cultural Humility:  Working in Partnership with Families and Communities
Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH – Melanie Tervalon Consulting

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Online Registration is now Closed.

Please contact PERCS at 508-473-3882 x321 regarding space availability or to register by fax or telephone.

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Exhibit your products and services at the 18th Annual Great Beginnings Conference, Culture: Yours, Mine and Ours! Participants value the opportunity to learn more about programs, services and products available to assist them and ensure positive outcomes for children and families! Conference attendees include Early Interventionists, Early Childhood Educators, Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Behavior Analysts, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, College and University Students/Faculty, and Parents. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay and register today!

18th Annual Great Beginnings Prospectus

18th Annual Great Beginnings Space Contract

Unable to attend or want to make sure information about your company reaches the hands of every attend? The Literature Distribution option offers both flexibility and comprehensiveness in ensuring your message is received. Simply complete the attached form to reserve your space in each and every conference packet!

18th Annual Great Beginnings Literature Distribution




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