Programs

Conference

Please join us for the 2016 PAPSA annual conference, which will be held April 13-15 at the beautiful Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. This year, the main sessions will be held on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th. There will be a special pre-conference seminar for those who wish to arrive early on Wednesday, April 13th, beginning at 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM.This will be preceded by the PAPSA Executive Board Meeting, beginning at 1:00 PM, which is open to the public.

Thursday will consist of two sessions in the morning, followed by a buffet luncheon, during which the annual business meeting will be conducted and door prizes will be drawn. The winners of the Award of Excellence in Student Services will be recognized as well. After lunch the Award winners will present a summary of their program, which earned them this honor. The final program of the afternoon will be a health services update by Beth Ann Bahn from the PA Department of Health.

On Friday, the conference will feature the acclaimed Paul Stevens Memorial Legal Seminar with attorneys Sharon Montanye and Jane Williams, along with their Associates from the law firm of Sweet, Stevens, Katz and Williams, who will address legal issues impacting special education during the morning session. Following lunch, their afternoon session will concentrate on pupil services-related legal issues. This is your opportunity to update your knowledge of recent court decisions that may influence the conduct of your programs and services. The seminar is in its 15th year and is considered to be the highlight of the Conference program.

Both the Thursday and Friday programs will begin at 8:30 AM and registration will open one hour prior to that time.

Programs

Detailed program content will be announced in November. Watch this space for further information.

Registration materials will be disseminated around January 1st. It will also be possible to download registration materials at this site.

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