Conference

SENIA Manila Annual Conference

The SENIA Manila Chapter recently held their Annual Conference in March 2018, at the British School Manila. Thank you to everyone who made the conference a success! Did you miss the conference? Remember, anyone interested in learning more about supporting students with needs can attend. 

Don’t forget to check out http://www.manila.senia.asia/ in the future for more information on next year’s annual conference.

Check out some of the images from this year’s conference.

The SENIA Connection – 3rd Edition

Find out what’s happening with SENIA in our 3rd Edition of The SENIA Connection – Newsletter_Third Edition

SENIA 2019: Save the Date

EARCOS/SENIA Registration Closed

Please be advised that registration is NOW CLOSED. See you in BKK in March 2018!

2018 SENIA Student Award Winner

Please join SENIA in congratulating the 2018 SENIA Student Award Winner – Maya Nicolai from Shanghai American School (Pudong) in Shanghai, China! We are looking forward to hearing you speak at EARCOS/SENIA 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand! Read more about Maya – SENIA Student Award Winner.

SENIA 2018 Advocacy Award Winner

SENIA would like to congratulate the 2018 SENIA Advocacy Award Winner, Dr. Toh Teck Hock  from Sarawak, Malaysia! We are looking forward to hearing you speak at EARCOS/SENIA 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand! To find out more about Dr. Toh, please read: Dr.-Toh-Award-Winner_

 

 

Special Education in Beijing, Coming together

The Special Education Network in Beijing (SENIB) held its 6th conference on November 17th. The conference was hosted by Beijing City School at its Early Childhood Center. The participants represented several schools and organizations who provide services to children and adults with special education needs. Please read the SENIB Newsletter for a  full recap of the event –  SENIB Newsletter.

[Conference] SENIA Singapore holds Spring Conference 2017

On April 22nd 2017, SENIA Singapore held its second successful full day conference at the Stamford American International School.

The theme of the day was ‘Cultivating Collective Responsibility’. Over one hundred attendees were present from a variety of local and international institutions. The day started with a keynote address from Dr Eric Sands about creating inclusive cultures. Following this was two rounds of workshops, followed by panel discussions in the afternoon. The sessions were presented from a wide variety of people representing various centres and schools in Singapore and covered a range of relevant, pertinent topics. At the completion of the day, SENIA Singapore presented its inaugural Advocacy Award to Dr Roby Marcou. Dr Marcou has been actively involved in supporting students with special educational needs in Asia for many years. Stamford American International School hosted the event and the facilities and staff there enabled the attendees to have an enjoyable, smoothly run day. We would like to thank everyone for making the day a success and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Story and Photos by Contributor: Karli Koning

[Conference] SENIA 2017 Japan Post Conference Page Now Available!

Thank you for attending the #YISSENIA2017 #SENIAINJAPAN Conference at the Yokohama International School Japan. It was a fruitful time of learning, sharing and networking.

We invite our delegates to visit the SENIA 2017 Post Conference webpage for certificates, photos and feedback form. The password was provided during the conference closing ceremonies.

Again, thank you for joining us in Japan and see you next year.

[News] Meet the SENIA Honorary Student Awardees 2017

The SENIA Student Award is search for exceptional students who advocate for special needs in Asia. The winner of the SENIA Student Award for 2017 is Casey Stevenson.

There are many excellent nominees who also received the SENIA Student Honorary Award citation. It is our privilege to present to you the other SENIA Student Award nominees who also inspire many with their lives and advocacy. Meet the SENIA Student Honorary Award 2017 recipients.


johnnepJohn V. Nepomuceno
is a college student from the University of Santo Tomas Philippines. Before his formal ADHD diagnosis, John experienced challenges including hyperactivity, lack of focus and poor executive functioning. He faced academic failures and challenges in learning. After undergoing his therapies, John has overcome his challenges and has learned strategies that address his needs. As an advocate for ADHD, John has spoken in high profile events including those sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines and the ADHD Society of the Philippines. John’s heart to help other learners with special needs drove him to enroll in the William Glasser Institute where he garnered a certification of Basic Intensive Training in Choice Therapy, Reality Therapy and Lead Management. His leadership abilities shone through during his campaign to be the Auditor for the Student Council. John’s positive influence in his college is commendable.

kanKan Jiraphongtrakul is a student-athlete from Concordian International School Thailand. Diagnosed with dyslexia, Kan experienced difficulties in reading, writing, spelling, short-term memory, time management, organization and mathematics. Still, with hardwork and perseverance, Kan is enrolled in the full IB diploma program. Kan is also an exceptional athlete and has won the coveted Most Valuable Player accolade in the areas of volleyball and basketball. Kan advocated for dyslexia through a community program he initiated called “Can You Read Me?”, a treasure hunt for primary students and their parents allowing them to empathize with people with dyslexia. 

nathan

 

Nathan Marcus V. Canon is a student diagnosed with bilateral, profound, sensorineural hearing loss. Due to his condition, his speech developed late and was imperfect. Nathan advocates for learners with similar condition as his. He speaks to students, parents and educators about his experiences. He visited Singapore to speak on his experiences with hearing implants for an audience of parents and children at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Nathan is also a creative student. His artwork was selected to be part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Artlink 2008-2009 exhibition entitled “Windows: Looking in, Looking out”. Nathan’s leadership is exhibited by his election as class representative during his grade school years and now as Treasurer of the Student Council. Nathan also volunteers as an artist for Teach Peace Build Peace Foundation’s storybook project. If these accomplishments are not inspiring enough, Nathan also learned to play musical instruments such as guitar and the keyboard in spite of his hearing loss.   (more…)