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8th Annual Famous Family Bistro

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Arkansas Parent Advisory Council (PAC)  is hosting its 8th Famous Family Bistro event April 16-17. The virtual conference has a series of workshops geared toward parents and guardians of children with special needs. You can learn more and register here.

About this Event

Friday, April 16th – 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

8:00-8:05 Welcome/Housekeeping Michelle

8:05-9:05- Guy Stephens-We Can & Must Do Better Reducing Restraint & Seclusion Across Arkansas & the Nation

9:05-10:05- Keynote Dr. Alan Mease-Brain Health: The early years (0-21)

10:05-11:05- Keynote Dr. Angela Scott- Parent as Partners in Early Developmental Surveillance

11:05- 12:05 Keynote Professor Ruth M. Eyres-To Puberty & Beyond: Resources for families on providing sexuality Education for youth with Disabilities

12:05-12:20 Visit Vendors & Lunch

12:20-1:20- Elizabeth Cleveland-An In -Depth Overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

1:20-2:20 (A) Kristina Carnes: Cyber Safety Education

1:20–2:20 – (B) John Taylor: Children w/Chronic Health Conditions Transition Tool Kit/Overview

2:20-2:30 Closing Ally

Saturday, April 17th – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2:00-2:05 Welcome/Housekeeping Michelle

2:05-3:05 (A) Jenny Adams- project SEARCH AR. Initiative

2:05-3:05 (B) Renee Holmes – Partnership for Inclusive Communities- Arkansas Autism Partnership

3:05-4:05 (A) Natilie Wooldridge- What is Telehealth and how to help families with it

3:05-4:05 (B) Sasha Vargas- Olan for Any Emergency with Smart911

4:05-4:50 (A) Ravyn Hawkins & Danita Pitts-Inclusion in Early Childhood: Why It Matters

4:05-4:50 (B) Shelby Knight – Center for Exceptional Families

4:50-5:00 Closing Ally