The Special Education Expo 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Every child with special needs has a right to an educational program that is suitable to his/her needs. Having the right education and the right tools is crucial in ensuring that a child fully realizes his/her full potential for development, both as an individual and as a member of the society.

It is for this reason that our company, Etera Events, is initiating a Special Education Expo on December 1, 2009 at the newly renovated Glorietta Activity Center. Simultaneous to the exhibition is a Special Education forum, storytelling, games and performances by celebrities.

The Special Education Expo 2009 is the first fair on special education to be held in the country. With the theme “A World of Possibilities”, this event aims to bring together parents of special children, special education schools, therapy centers, toy manufacturers, suppliers of special tools and equipment, specialized food sellers, book publishers, and other SPED industry practitioners like teachers, doctors, therapists, among others.

The goal of the event is to create awareness on the needs of special children and provide options for these individuals to ensure they live a happy and normal life.

By contributing to make this event happen, you are helping improve the quality of life and dignity of more than 5.4 million Filipinos who are in need of special education products, equipments and services. Proceeds for the said event will be given to Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children, a non-profit organization dedicated at defending the rights of deaf children who are victims of sexual abuse and maltreatment.


10:00 AM – 11:10 AM: Opening of the Exhibit, Introduction of Keynote Speaker
11:10 AM – 11:30 NN: Keynote speaker: Dra. Liza Martinez, President, Philippine Deaf Resource Center
11:30 AM – 12:00 NN: Learning Block Session 1: The State of Sped in the Philippines (by Teresita Inciong, Assistant Secretary for Programs and Projects, Department of Education)
12:00 NN - 12:15 NN: Free time
12:15 NN – 12:45 NN: Learning Block Session 2: How do you know your child is Special?(by Dr. Mark Reysio-Cruz)
12:45 NN - 01:00 PM: Free time
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Learning Block Session 3: Getting the appropriate Placement for your Child (by Prof. Olivia Mijares-Magtoto)
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Movie Previews of Silent Odyssey, Blind Architect and Alyanna
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Learning Block Session 4: The Complementing Roles of Therapy and Special Education (Dr. Ferdiliza Garcia with Resource Persons Janel Anne S. Belarmino (OT) and Kristofferson G. Mendoza (PT))
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Intermission: Alitaptap Storytellers
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Learning Block Session 5: Reading techniques for teaching children with learning disabilities (by Wordlab)
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Free time
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Learning Block Session 6: Techniques for teaching exceptional children (by Prof. Genevieve Rivadelo)
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Intermission: Stepping Stones Kids
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Learning Block Session 7: How to cope with stress (by Dang Koe, President, Autism Society of the Philippines)
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Games and Raffle Draws
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Learning Block Session 8: In the eyes of an Exceptional Child (by Elena Martinez, KASAMAKA CBR)
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Intermission: Pasay North High School Chorale
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Presentation by Beneficiary: : Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children
6:45 PM – 7:15 PM: Sponsor Slots, Exhibitor Presentations
7:15 PM – 7:45 PM: Raffle Draws, Games
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Closing Note

One of the event’s major sponsors, World Vision, will be bringing celebrity endorsers to do intermission numbers, storytelling and other activities.

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