Professional Development Opportunities

1. 2015 National Stuttering Association (NSA) Conference July 1-5, 2015

NSA 2015: Magnificent Speech on the Magnificent Mile! Make stuttering magic on Michigan Avenue! Join us for four days of education, empowerment, and the chance to be part of the world's biggest stuttering community! From educational workshops to inspiring keynote speakers, stand up and be counted and let your voice be heard from the shores of Lake Michigan! July 1-5, 2015, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. For more details, please log on to http://www.westutter.org!”

Every year, the NSA hosts a truly inspirational conference that attracts over 1,000 people who stutter. For four days, we come together to celebrate everything that stuttering is and what it can be. We laugh and we cry together, we also empower each other to chase our dreams and live life to the fullest. It is truly a life-changing event in every sense of the world. We provide hope, courage, and most of all a safe environment where people find the confidence to go after what they want in life.

2. 2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, July 9-11, 2015

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association (CASANA) invites families, professionals, and community members to attend The 2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The conference will be held San Antonio, TX at La Cantera Hill Country Resort, July 9 -11, 2015. This conference will consider each child with CAS and not just their speech skills, but also their overall language, educational and developmental needs. There will be sessions to fit the learning needs of each individual who wishes to attend; speech language pathologists, educators, parents, new learners or those who have already been on this journey for some time. CASANA's annual conference features national experts who will discuss all aspects of this speech disorder, including assessment, treatment methods, education, medical and more. ASHA CE credits will be offered for speech-language pathologists in attendance.

The Conference is appropriate for parents, family members, speech-language pathologists, general education and special education administrators and teachers, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, preschool administrators and teachers, higher education faculty, and professional development staff.

ASHA Continuing Education Credits will be available to qualified professionals. Please visit www.apraxia-kids.org for more information and registration.