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2016 Annual Conference

November 2–4, 2016

Macon Marriott City Center

10 Easy Steps to Establish a Social Skills Training Program within Your Community to Foster Post Secondary Independence

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:30 PM–4:45 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Ballroom A (150)
Presenter Name(s)

Presenter 1: Name * Dr. Amor Kok

Presenter 1: Email Address *

Presenter 1: Work Phone * 7709001110

Presenter 1: Cell Phone * 7706313522

Presenter 1: Educational Background/Professional Training Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.,; Ed.S. Educational Leadership; M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling

Presenter 1: Certification/Licensures * S7, LPC, NBCC; NCSC

Presenter 1: Employment Background * Fayette County Board of Education since 1991

Presenter 1: Professional Organizations * LPCA of Georgia; CSGA; Fayette School Counseling Association.
Special People of Fayette County / Exceptional Ops, Board Member, Peachtree City, GA, July 2009-2015-

Presenter 1: Honors * Economics Teacher of the Year Georgia, 1998; GSCA Multi Level School Counselor of the Year 2007, top 20 finalist National School Counselor 2007.

Presenter 2: Name Mrs. Jenny Bellamy

Presenter 2: Email Address

Presenter 2: Work Phone 404-293-6121

Presenter 2: Cell Phone 404-293-6121

Presenter 2: Educational Background/Professional Training M. Ed, Ed. S in Special Education

Presenter 2: Certification/Licensures T6

Presenter 2: Employment Background Fayette County Board of Education since 2004

Presenter 2: Professional Organizations Autism Society of America

Presenter 2: Honors/Awards

Presenter 3: Name Ms. Mary Giusti

Presenter 3: Email Address

Presenter 3: Work Phone 7704862721

Presenter 3: Cell Phone 4044054162

Presenter 3: Educational Background/Professional Training
Education Specialist, December 2012
Curriculum and Instruction
Lincoln Memorial University
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale

Master of Arts, December 2010
Education Instruction
Central Michigan University
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale

Bachelor of Science, December 2003
Early Childhood Education (K-5) and Special Education (Preschool-12th)
Reading Endorsement
North Georgia College and State University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.78 on a 4.0 scale

Presenter 3: Certification/Licensures T6

Presenter 3: Employment Background Employment Background Special Education Learning Specialist Fayette County Schools from Fall 2004 to present; Special Education LEA / Department Head Rising Starr Middle School May 2012 to present

Presenter 3: Professional Organizations Council for Exceptional Children’s, Charter Member, President, Fayette County, GA, September 2014-present
Special People of Fayette County / Exceptional Operations Board Member, Peachtree City, GA, July 2014-present

Presenter 3: Honors/Awards

Target Audience
Counselor Educator, Supervisor

This presentation will provide ten easy to implement steps to use in order to build a social skills training program within your committee to foster post secondary independence for people with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.  Presenters will share their experience of building a lasting social skills program within the community that participants and parents look forward to year after year.  Presentation  relevant for parents, educators, community support groups, mental health providers, and therapists.


Please select the interest areas your proposal covers
Issues in Counseling


Dr. Amor Kok, Ed.D., Fayette County School System

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