Please join the NAME Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in congratulating Shannon Huska on her election to the office of 2015-2016 NAME President Elect. Following her one year term as President Elect, Shannon will automatically serve a one-year term as NAME President, after which she will automatically assume the office of Immediate Past President.
Thank you to all Voting Members who cast ballots in the Special Election conducted in September 2015 following the resignation of the individual previously elected to this position in May.
Watch the NAME web site for a complete list of 2015-2016 NAME Board members and their contact information following the October 2015 NAME Conference in Baltimore, MD.
NAME Officers and Board Member information can be found on the website by selecting the menu option “About NAME” and select “NAME Board” then “Officers and Board Members”.
If you haven’t registered for the NAME 2015 Conference yet, don’t delay any longer, as October 4th will be here before you know it. We expect this year’s Conference to have nearly 300 attendees, and we look forward to seeing you there too.
The Early Bird discounted registration rate of $495 ends on September 11th, so register soon to save (versus $545 after September 11th).
<Click Here> to read all 2015 NAME Conference details.
Conference website details include an updated Preliminary Program; description of “Charity Newsies”, the beneficiary of this year’s charity silent auction fundraiser; and registration for the NAME-sponsored social activity Monday evening: Urban Pirates.
UPDATE September 21, 2015: In late August, the NAME Renaissance Inner Harbor hotel sold out. NAME then made arrangements with nearby hotels, but they have sold out.
We apologize for this inconvenience and know that travel approvals are often slow, causing a delay in making reservations. We believe an online search via Google or any of the travel sites will help you find nearby hotel rooms in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area, but because there is a huge convention there that begins on October 6th, rooms are scarce and rates are likely to be higher than the NAME group rate.
We will see you in Baltimore, Matey, October 4th through the 7th!
NAME is pleased to announce the three awardees of the 2015 Anysia Drumheller Scholarship who will receive their 2015 Conference registration and 2016 membership dues paid for, along with some travel and lodging costs to attend the 2015 NAME Conference in Baltimore, October 4-7, 2015. <Click here> to meet the awardees and to read more about the scholarship.
As the beginning of another school year approaches, the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME, Inc.) encourages “M-edu-caid” stakeholders to recognize 2015 as a milestone year in the history of Medicaid and Special Education.
To pay tribute to the accomplishments of students with disabilities in the 40 year anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. Department of Education is also posting articles on its web site, for example, http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/osers/2015/04/idea-changes-lives-look-whos-going-to-college/. Similarly, the U.S. Justice Department’s home page at http://www.ada.gov/ celebrates 25 years of removing barriers and empowering people following enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.