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Shelby County Regional Special Education PTA - March General Membership Meeting

Open to the public. March 26, 2013 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 for Meet and Greet, Avon Lenox High School, 310 N. Avon Rd., Memphis, TN 38117. Parking in the lot at the north end of the building or the street. Please enter through the front doors of the school. Presenting: Best Buddies, Melissa Todd and Kristin Barek. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that exists to address these needs and end the social isolation of people with IDD. The Best Buddies office in Memphis, will reach area youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are often isolated, lonely, and unable to develop critical social skills. Best Buddies Memphis is in the beginning phases of starting programs in middle schools, high schools and colleges. Also presenting, Chris Myers, parent of son, Taylor, who has autism. Mr. Myers will be presenting information and some preliminary results from a recently completed, state-wide study with the University of Memphis and SRVS on assessing needs for children to adults. The study also includes information on an innovative, clearinghouse concept called LifePlan. Mr. Myers has spent many years as a strong advocate in our community including holding a variety of Board leadership positions and is the author of the book, Taylor's Way about his relationship with Taylor. For more information about Shelby County Regional Special Education PTA, visit 

Shelby Co Regional SPED PTA March_Events2013.pdf

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