If you haven’t registered for the NAME 2015 Conference yet, don’t delay any longer, as October 4th will be here before you know it. We expect this year’s Conference to have nearly 300 attendees, and we look forward to seeing you there too.
The Early Bird discounted registration rate of $495 ends on September 11th, so register soon to save (versus $545 after September 11th).
<Click Here> to read all 2015 NAME Conference details.
Conference website details include an updated Preliminary Program; description of “Charity Newsies”, the beneficiary of this year’s charity silent auction fundraiser; and registration for the NAME-sponsored social activity Monday evening: Urban Pirates.
The Conference hotel, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace, is completely sold out on Monday, October 5th and is almost sold out on Tuesday, October 6th.
If you are unable to obtain a room at the Renaissance, NAME has secured an additional room block at the Brookshire Suites hotel, located just one block from the Renaissance. Contact the hotel directly at 410-625-1300 to make a reservation and reference the “NAME Conference” in order to receive their discounted rate of $150 per night. Additional hotel information can be found at: http://www.brookshiresuites.com
We will see you in Baltimore, Matey, October 4th through the 7th!
2015-2016 NAME Board of Directors Opening Requires Special Election
Because the successful President Elect candidate in NAME’s 2015 Election of Officers will resign from the NAME Board of Directors before taking office in October 2015, NAME is soliciting nominations for qualified candidates to run in a Special Election to be conducted in mid-September, 2015.
NAME Bylaws require that the President Elect be a NAME Voting Member from a State Medicaid Agency or State Education Agency.
Immediately upon serving a one-year term as President Elect, a duly elected President Elect automatically assumes the office of President for a one-year term, and then automatically assumes the office of Immediate Past President in the year immediately following the one-year term as President. The President Elect is a member of the NAME Board of Directors and the NAME Executive Committee (EC). In the event that the President is absent or incapacitated the President Elect carries out the duties of the President (which are to serve as the organization’s principal executive officer and preside at all meetings of the Board and the EC). Every member of the NAME Board of Directors is required to submit a completed Conflict of Interest Statement annually and to exercise due diligence in managing the business of the organization and in exercising the powers necessary to carry out the organization’s objectives.
by no later than noon Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
NAME is pleased to announce the three awardees of the 2015 Anysia Drumheller Scholarship who will receive their 2015 Conference registration and 2016 membership dues paid for, along with some travel and lodging costs to attend the 2015 NAME Conference in Baltimore, October 4-7, 2015. <Click here> to meet the awardees and to read more about the scholarship.
As the beginning of another school year approaches, the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME, Inc.) encourages “M-edu-caid” stakeholders to recognize 2015 as a milestone year in the history of Medicaid and Special Education.
To pay tribute to the accomplishments of students with disabilities in the 40 year anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. Department of Education is also posting articles on its web site, for example, http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/osers/2015/04/idea-changes-lives-look-whos-going-to-college/. Similarly, the U.S. Justice Department’s home page at http://www.ada.gov/ celebrates 25 years of removing barriers and empowering people following enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.