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Antwone Fisher

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Summit Coming March 23

Don’t miss Antwone Fisher and Selena Webster-Bass, keynote speakers for this year’s Summit, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia.

Fisher is an American screenwriter, poet, lecturer and best-selling author. He is the writer, co-producer and subject of the Fox Searchlight Pictures classic film, ANTWONE FISHER. His autobiographical book Finding Fish: A Memoir is a New York Times and national bestseller.

Webster-Bass is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has served as a health advocate for more than 15 years. Selena’s professional background is in public health, health equity, sickle cell disease, minority health and health education/promotion. In her current position with Jacksonville System of Care, she educates organizational leaders, health professionals, family advocates, youth and families in becoming culturally and linguistic responsive.

The Summit also features a variety of breakout sessions, and continuing education credits are offered.

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For more details on Summit Goals and available CEU’s, please visit our CLC Summit webpage. You may also download this CLC Summit Brochure for more information.

Limited Space Remains for Autism Conference

Registration is open for the Pine Grove Autism Conference , the annual professional development event focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders. This year’s event will look at interventions and resources across multiple settings (e.g., School, Transitioning into Adulthood, Home). The conference offers an educational opportunity for helping professionals, educators and families at an incredible price (only $70 if you register before February 19). Last year’s event sold out so reserve your space soon.

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We are committed to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.

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Apply for the SC Youth Leadership Forum

ABLE South Carolina is accepting applications for the SC Youth Leadership Forum.

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Hopes & Dreams Draws Crowd

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors for making this conference useful for parents and professionals alike.

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ABLE SC presents: Empowering a Future 2017 Conference

Registration for this transition conference is now open for those supporting young adults with disabilities as they prepare for success in employment, independent living, and further education.

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