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Apr 01, 2019 @ 8:30AM -
Apr 01, 2019 @ 4:00PM


email director@capses.com
phone (916) 447-7061
Pacific Oaks College
55 W. Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103


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CAPSES Spring Conference

Pasadena, CA
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April 1, 2019


Due to unforseen circumstances, the CAPSES Spring Conference has been canceled.
Pacific Oaks College will host the 2019 CAPSES Spring Conference on Monday, April 1, 2019.
The CAPSES Annual Conference offers a variety of sessions specific to nonpublic school and agency administrators, educators, and direct service providers.  Sessions include special education best practices, innovative new curriculum, current research relating to specific disabilities, new approaches to assessment and leadership, and the latest regulations and policy issues for nonpublic schools and agencies.  
Group rates and early registration discounts are available.  Administrators are encouraged to check with their Title Funds Administrator for available funding that may cover the registration costs.   
Check back soon for the Event App, updates on new session offerings and a complete guide to the conference.  

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