8th Annual Conference:
“Silent Angels: Moving From Emotions to Advocacy “
August 1 – 3, 2014
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
Click here for directions.



This year’s conference is unique because it includes a Wrightslaw 1 Day Workshop that is beneficial to EVERYONE concerned with caring for those with *Special Needs: From caregivers to professionals.  *All special needs not Rett Syndrome specific.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
  Featuring: Pete Wright, Esq.


Click HERE to see the Wrightslaw Workshop agenda.

Registration

The registration fee to attend the full day conference on Saturday, August 2, 2014 is available for individual, couples, professionals and SRSA members. The conference fee includes morning and afternoon beverages,  snacks, hot buffet lunch, and three books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs.

*Registration fees do not include lodging, which is the responsibility of the participant (see lodging link below, for special conference rates.)

*There is a 7% discount for groups of 3 or more. *Group registrations must be submitted together for the discounted rate to apply.

SRSA member (registration includes entire conference activities Friday through Sunday for the family).

There is an option for SRSA members to attend Saturday only.

  (Family includes only persons living in your household)


WEEKEND EVENT AGENDA

DAY Meal ticket(s) required TIME SESSION SPEAKER LOCATION
Complete Conference Workshop Only
Friday No Yes 6:00 p-9:00 p Meet and Greet Dr. Percy,
Marilyn Archibald
Hoover DE
~Name badge ~bracelet required
Saturday No Yes 6:30 a-8:30 a Continental Breakfast JT’s Bar
Name badge ~bracelet required ~ticket required
8:00 a-5:00 p Exhibitors and Sales Exhibitors & SRSA volunteers Hoover Ballroom Lobby
8:00 a-12:00 n
1:00 p-5:00 p
Child care for Rett families Nicole Jenkins –Rett
Regina Douglas-Rett
Sherry Archibald- Sibling
Salon GH
Pelham
Helena
Vestavia
~Name badge ~bracelet required
9:00 a-10:30 a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshop Pete Wright, Esq Hoover Ballroom
~Name badge ~bracelet required ~ticket required
10:30 a-10:45 a Break Morning Refreshments
10:45 a-12:00 n Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshop Pete Wright, Esq
No No 12:00 n–1:00 p Lunch
1:00 p-2:30 p Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshop Pete Wright, Esq
2:30 p-2:45 p Break Refreshments
2:45 p-4:00 p Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshop Pete Wright, Esq
4:00 p-4:30 p Questions and Answers Pete Wright, Esq
6:00 p Group Photo Dave Hicks
No Yes 6:00 p–9:00 p Tribute Dinner Dr. Percy, SRSA
Sunday 7:00 a-8:00 a Board Meeting President, SRSA Oxmoor Hoover Lobby
Hoover Ballroom
~Name badge ~ticket required
9:00 a Farewell Photo Kim Hicks
No Yes 8:00 a–11:00 a Farewell Brunch

We still have workshop and conference availability but, the On-line Registrations are no longer available..

Please Register and obtain any needed Meal Tickets at the event Registration Desk.


Location and Lodging

The 8th Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa a luxurious spacious conference center located within Bessemer. For reservations call 205 916-7677.
Please mention you are attending the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Conference for a discounted rate of $159.00 per night. - Start: 07/31/14 - End:  08/03/14 - Last day to book: 07/07/14 

Check Group Rate Availability

~ Directions ~

For those interested in a relaxing time while at the conference The Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is offering a 15% discount on SPA Services (FRIDAY 08/01/14 ONLY) – Inquire at this link

Continuing Education Credits
This conference has been planned to meet the requirements for professional development contact hours.

Approval received for the following:

CEU's
Activity number: 140079 
- This activity is approved for nurses by Children's Health System,  ABNP0113, expires 05/31/2015

Alabama Nurses - Contact hours 7.2 - Alabama Teachers - Contact hours 7.2 -
Alabama Social Workers - Contact hours 7.2 - Alabama Attorneys at 5.8 hours,  Ethics 0.0

Also approved for Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Content I   5.5  ~  Content II   2.0

**Attn Nurses: Please bring your license to the conference for the scanning of your CEU’s**
CEU's approved for AL, other states not requested.
Cancellations and Refund Policy
Cancellations after July 1 are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2014.
A substitute participant may be designated in place of a registrant who cannot attend.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The annual conference for the Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance provides support, education, and networking opportunities to parents, educators, and professionals involved in the care of persons with Rett Syndrome.  This year’s conference will feature nationally recognized attorney Pete Wright, an expert in Special Education law, and would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  As a sponsor you will be helping the alliance to provide learning and support opportunities for Rett Syndrome families and professionals involved in their care over a 10 state area. If you wish to make a financial contribution of an amount not listed below, please contact Deveta Peoples at 256-452-3950 or email devpeop@bellsouth.net


  • Sponsorships

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsRepresentation on the SRSA board of directors
  • Attendee packagesAttendee packages
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteAcknowledgement with logo on the SRSA website
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtCompany logo on the conference t-shirt
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureContact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochure
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksCorporate Logo on screen during conference breaks
  • Exhibit TableExhibit Table
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureAdvertisement in the conference brochure

  • Corporate


  • $10,000

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsyes
  • Attendee packagesSix
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteyes
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtyes
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureyes
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksyes
  • Exhibit Tableyes
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureFull Page

  • Platinum


  • $5,000

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsno
  • Attendee packagesFour
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteyes
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtyes
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureyes
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksyes
  • Exhibit Tableyes
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureHalf Page

  • Gold


  • $2,500

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsno
  • Attendee packagesThree
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteno
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtyes
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureyes
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksyes
  • Exhibit Tableyes
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureQuarter Page

  • Silver


  • $1,000

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsno
  • Attendee packagesTwo
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteno
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtno
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureyes
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksyes
  • Exhibit Tableyes
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureno

  • Exhibitor


  • $500

  • Representation on the SRSA board of directorsno
  • Attendee packagesOne
  • Acknowledgement with logo on the SRSA websiteno
  • Company logo on the conference t-shirtno
  • Contact info on exhibitor's section of conference brochureno
  • Corporate Logo on screen during conference breaksno
  • Exhibit Tableyes
  • Advertisement in the conference brochureno

CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS

Please fill out the following form to register as a conference volunteer.

All volunteers must attend a training session  prior to beginning volunteer services.
Sessions will be held in June and July.
Meals will be included for persons volunteering at least 4 hours during time meal is served.
In order to plan for meals, each area shows the number of meal tickets that come with that area / time slot.
Meals will be charged at a $10.00 rate if a meal ticket is not presented.





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You can select more than one day & more than one assignment.


We will hold TWO TRAINING SESSIONS. Attendance of ONE is mandatory.


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