MOSPA

Michigan Occupational
Special Populations Association
Giving an Individual’s Needs Special Attention Since 1975


Highlights from the past MOSPA State Conference

The 2015 State Conference was held on May 6-8, 2015 at the Inn at Bay Harbor. Celebrating 40 Years of Value, the theme was titled, "The Framework of Poverty" with many breakout sessions primary focus on providing tools for educators working with special need students in the secondary and post-secondary sector. For a complete recap: 2015

The 2014 State Conference was held on May 7-9, 2014 at the Inn at Bay Harbor. The theme was titled, "Tools of the Trade" with many breakout sessions primary focus on providing tools for educators working with special need students in the secondary and post-secondary sector. For a complete recap: 2014

The 2013 State Conference: "Providing the Umbrella for Student Success" was the theme for the Annual State MOSPA Conference held May 8-10, 2013 at The Inn at Bay Harbor. Everyone welcomed back attorney Jeanne Kincaid as keynote speaker. Jeanne's topic, Moving On: Meaningful Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities focused on the legal rights of a student with an IEP. Ms. Kincaid updated participants as to how the courts are interpreting the laws so that they might prepare the students for their career and/or educational adventure. Jeanne Kincaid opened the floor for a question and answer session immediately following the keynote address. In addition, there were several other individualized breakout sessions for participants to choose from throughout the course of the conference, for a complete recap: 2013

The 2012 State Conference: "Value the Moments" was the theme for the 2012 State Conference. Everyone enthusiastically welcomed back Tim Cusack as keynote speaker. Tim spoke about learning more through participation. He demonstrated a variety of experiential exercises that can be used in the classroom and with coworkers. The goal is to enhance teamwork, leadership skills, self-advocacy and personal development. A wonderful time was had by all. They left with exercises that allow students and colleagues to own their own discoveries. There were multiple individualized breakout sessions for participants to choose from throughout the course of the conference. For a complete recap: 2012