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Webinar - April 26, 2013 for "Taking the 'Special' Out of Special Needs Adoption: Developing a Concept for the Future

April 15, 2013



Taking the 'Special' Out of Special Needs Adoption: Developing a Concept for the Future


Join us for a Webinar on April 26



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Join us for the last in a yearlong series of monthly historical and topical webinars commemorating the Children's Bureau's Centennial year!  These webinars will provide historical information and explore current and/or controversial issues and trends in child welfare.  These webinars are designed to engage child welfare stakeholders, offer a forum for dialogue, and energize and invigorate thinking for the century ahead.

"Taking the 'Special' Out of Special Needs Adoption: Developing a Framework for the Future" will examine the history of the term "special needs" in foster care and adoption and its current use. Speakers will offer thoughts for a future framework for discussions about children who currently fall into the "special needs" designation in a child welfare context. An adoptive family will share their experience learning about this terminology and how it shaped their conversations as they moved toward becoming a family.

Our webinar speakers are:

Penny Maza, Expert Consultant, Child Welfare and Adoption
Kathy Ledesma, National Project Director, AdoptUSKids



Taking the 'Special' Out of Special Needs Adoption: Developing a Concept for the Future


Friday, April 26, 2013


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server


Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer


Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet




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