Saturday, June 7, 2008

Council for Exceptional Children Child and Adolescent Network (CAN) meeting

This morning we met with the new CAN coordinators and learned about CAN responsibilities and government 101. It is always good to refresh my memory how a bill becomes a law. During this time, we tend to have informational overload and the first year is always the hardest. It was great to learn how to set up a network and grassroots advocacy group. By the afternoon, the room was full of about 50 new and veteran CAN coordinators.

In the afternoon we got into groups to share techniques for developing a strong network. We talked about increasing participation and visibility of CEC’s grassroots network, strategies for building effective internal and external relations, and utilizing technology to implement a successful grassroots network.

Tonight we will all go see Capitol Steps, which began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. I have seen them before and really enjoyed this so I expect to have a fun night tonight.

1 comment:

M-Dawg said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience - hope you will continue to share with us. :-)

And, thanks for the info on Autism. Unfortunately, the parent was no help or support for the teachers. :-(