ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-08-037

Date Created : 09/18/2007


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
All Principals
Special Ed Teachers
Speech-Language Paths
Para Staff
Related Services

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed: Programming, Augumentative Communication Programming

Regulatory Authority:
20 USC § 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Ms. Rene Whittenburg

Phone Number:


Easter Seals Outreach, in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Special Education, will be conducting a workshop entitled, “Implementing PECS in the Classroom – Part I.” This presentation will provide an overview and history of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) approach. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of how to implement Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4 with students with autism, developmental delays, and limited communication skills.

Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

September 11, 2007, Northwest Arkansas Educational Services Cooperative (NAESC), Farmington
September 18, 2007, Ozarks Unlimited Resources (OUR) Cooperative, Harrison
October 3, 2007, Easter Seals Outpatient Building
October 16, 2007, Great Rivers Educational Services Cooperative (GRESC), West Helena

All workshops are scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Registration is $75 per person.

For further information, contact Rene Whittenburg at Easter Seals Outreach by telephone 501-227-3770; fax 501-227-3771; toll-free 877-533-3600; or email


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