Conductive Education: Coming of Age, organised by the Foundation for CE at the Novotel Hotel, Birmingham, September 8-10, is celebrating 21 years of conductive education. Speakers include: Professor M ria H ri on the Peto Institute in Hungary; and Professor Bart McGettrick, Glasgow University, on benchmark standards for conductor training. Fee: pound;255 residential, pound;150non-residential, day rates available. FCE, Cannon Hill House, Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD, tel: 0121 449 1569, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.conductive-education.org.uk I CAN, the national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties, is organising two conferences entitled Focusing on secondary aged children with speech and language impairment and Aspergers, semantic pragmatic or autistic spectrum disorders ... should management differ? They will be held in Manchester in September and December respectively. I CAN Training Centre, 4 Dyer's Buildings, Holborn, London EC1N 2QP, tel: 0870 010 70 88.
The Open University is offering a new one-year masters level course for special educational needs co-ordinators from October. The Postgraduate Certificate in the Co-ordination of Special Education Provision comprises sections on perspectives and issues in special and inclusive education, strategic direction and development of provision for pupils who experience difficulties in learning, teaching and learning, and leading and managing staff. Janice Wearmouth, OU School of Education, tel: 01908 653477.