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Fiesta Educativa conference scheduled Oct. 6

September 26, 2001|STAFF REPORT

With a mission of empowering families of persons with disabilities, this year's Fiesta Educativa Imperial County Committee conference will be Oct. 6 at Imperial Valley College.

The bilingual educational conference is open to anyone but is aimed particularly at parents of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

Along with a variety of workshops on topics ranging from rights for the disabled to teaching methodologies, the conference's keynote speaker will be José Leonardo Fuentes, who has doctorates in clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.

Registration fee for the conference is $35. The conference runs from 7 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.

For more information or to obtain a registration form and conference schedule, call Maria Elena Miranda at 344-7268 or Perla Esparza at 768-2218, or write to Fiesta Educativa Imperial County Committee, P.O. Box 3561 El Centro, CA 92244-3561.

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Fiesta Educativa was founded in California in 1978 to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs.

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