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Season’s Greetings from Region 1!

Sheila Costa (NY), Region 1 Education Representative

This is the first opportunity I’ve had since the conference to thank Region 1 members for attending the 2013 NAME Conference and for participating in our Town Hall meetings. Members shared information on topics of interest and provided conference feedback and suggestions for future conferences. If you weren’t able to attend the conference and/or the Town Hall meetings, we’d love for you to join us in Niagara Falls, New York in September 2014! Keep watching the Annual Conference Home Page for more Conference information

Continuing in the spirit of information sharing, Region 1 members were recently asked to submit information to NAME regarding how changes to parental consent guidelines are being implemented in their state. We’ve received updates and sample forms from: New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Rhode Island. If you are in Region 1 and your state is not listed, please provide updates/sample forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can share with other states.

Please contact your At-Large representatives Laurie Ray and Jennifer Haase or me to share and/or request information; provide suggestions, or anything else you’d like to discuss.

Also, there are two openings on the Board of Directors for Region 1: LEA Director and Medicaid Director. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, log into the NAME Members only website and click on Committees -> Nominating Committee for more information including the nomination form. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your involvement in NAME and to be part of a great Leadership Team comprised of colleagues from across the nation.

Wishing you and your family an enjoyable holiday season!