Monday, February 28, 2011

Conference Schedule

Hi Folks,
We have been finalizing the schedule for our conference for a few days now, here is the most detailed up-to-date version:

Friday April, 8th
7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Welcome reception with introductory remarks from Dr. Samango-Sprouse

Saturday April, 9th
8:30 am-5:30 pm
Speakers and subjects of the day will include:
· Pete Wright: Presenting on legal issues in special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
· Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse: Presenting on Case Studies On Girls with XXX and Early Course Androgen Treatment and its Effect on Learning in Boys with XXY
· Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum: Presenting on Prenatal Diagnosis, New Technologies, Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
PANEL with the experts: A block of time for you to ask questions and discuss with our speakers for the weekend, the panel will include:
Pete Wright, Esq: Professor, author and attorney for children with special education needs
Dr. Samango-Sprouse: Associate Professor of Pediatrics at G.W.U., Director of the NDC for Young Children:
Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum: Clinical Geneticist, Director of Prenatal Center at Children's National Medical Center
Dr. Alan Rogol: Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Virginia and Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Darius Paduch: Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Sunday April, 10th
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Speakers and Subjects of the day will include:
· Dr. Laura Tosi: Bone Health Issues in Children
· Dr. Darius Paduch: 200 XXY boys on hormonal treatment - his experience
· Carol Stock Kranowitz: Author of the Out-of-Sync Child books
· Dr. Alan Rogol: Androgen Replacement Therapy through the ages: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood
· Dr. Samango-Sprouse: Developing an IEP to get your child's needs met


We are really looking forward to this!

Remember to register here

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Conference Registration and Details

We've got the online registration up and running:
Register Here




Be sure to check out Pete Wright and Carol Stock-Kranowitz if you get a chance, they will both be speaking at the conference. We are working on the schedule of speakers right now, it should be up soon.
Here's is a brief rundown of the time frame
Friday night: 7pm-9pm Reception
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:30pm **Lunch and snacks provided
Sunday: 8:30 am - 2 or 3 pm **light meal/snack provided
*Ending times on Saturday and Sunday are still TBD.


Remember that registration includes 3 of Pete Wrights books (normally valued at $90) as well as refreshments, snacks and some meals.


We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Conference Announcement

THE FOCUS FOUNDATION is proud to present...
THE FIRST ANNUAL X & Y CHROMOSOME CONFERENCE
For children with X & Y Chromosome Variations, dyslexia and dyspraxia
Friday - Sunday
April 8-10 2011
Annapolis, MD


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE - Learning from the past, Focusing on the Future
-Clinically and Research Based Speakers
-Panel of Experts: Ask all your questions
-Innovative Techniques with Experience Help Address Common Problems with XXY, XXX and XYY
Topics will include:
· Bullying in the classroom
· Effects of T-shots on learning: 10 years later
· Children with Hidden Handicaps and their IEP
· Getting "In Sync" with your child
· Case studies on XXX
Bone health issues in children with these disorders

Some of our speakers will include...
-Pete Wright, Esq: Professor, author and attorney for children with special education needs.
-Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.: Author of several books and publications including "The Out-of-Sync Child" books.
-Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse: Associate Professor of Pediatrics at G.W.U., Director of the NDC for Young Children
-Dr. Alan Rogol: Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Virginia and Indiana University School of Medicine
-Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum: Clinical Geneticist, Director of Prenatal Center at Children's National Medical Center
SEVERAL MORE TO BE CONFIRMED

** Registration in this conference includes 3 of Pete Wright's books at a $90 value!



ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available starting early next week, stay tuned for registration information. If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact sprousekids@yahoo.com
The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Annapolis
Accommodations will also be held at the Doubletree Hotel Annapolis
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD
Please request "The Focus Foundation" to receive a negotiated rate of $119 a night
Contact the hotel directly at: 410-224-3150
Fees and rooms will not be guaranteed after March 18th. The hotel will extend the group rate if requested and if rooms are available.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whoops...

Sorry about the blooper, we are working on getting a version of the flyer up that you can actually see, check back soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Save the Date for our Conference this April!

Save the date, the conference is finalized! April 8-10 in Annapolis, MD. Featuring: Pete Wright, Esq , Attorney for children with special education needs; Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of several books and publications including "The Out-of-Sync Child" books; and Dr.'s Samango-Sprouse, Rogol & Rosenbaum.
We can't wait to fill you in on all the great things we have planned!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stay Tuned... Conference TBA

We've been super busy here at The Focus Foundation, planning lots of great stuff for the spring. We've got a couple of fundraisers on our radar and a conference in the works. Stay tuned, because we will be announcing this conference in the next few days and we've got some great guest speakers coming to join us here in Annapolis.

And of course, we are always working on new content as well!