Friday, February 8, 2013

Narcolepsy in the Classroom -- Web Broadcast Event

Sorry for the late notice, but we just found out about this today!

Experts speak on "Narcolepsy in the Classroom" live via internet


You are invited to participate in a live internet broadcast as experts speak on “Narcolepsy in the Classroom” on Saturday Feb 9, 2013 from 2-4 pm Eastern Time (1-3 pm Central Time). Instructions for joining the broadcast appear below. View Facebook Event 
When narcolepsy strikes children and teenagers, the disease frequently affects learning and behavior at school. Learn how to support children and teens with narcolepsy in academic success by joining a live internet broadcast from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.
Dr. Judith Owens, MPH, D, ABSM
Director of Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center
Dr. Owens will discuss what narcolepsy is and how it affects each child differently.
Ms. Kathy Zeisel, Esq.
Supervising Attorney, DC’s Children’s Law Center
Ms. Zeisel will discuss educational accommodations, and using 504 and IEP plans in the U.S. public school system for children with narcolepsy.
Ms. Julie Flygare, JD
Writer and Narcolepsy spokesperson
National Institutes of Health Sleep Disorder Research Advisory Board Member
Ms. Flygare will read from her memoir, Wide Awake and Dreaming, on the effects of narcolepsy on academic performance.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Narcolepsy & Hypersomnia Support Group of the Greater Washington D.C. Area and Children’s National Medical Center.
To join the live web broadcast: You will be able to see the live broadcast via computer, and simultaneously hear it by calling a toll-free number by telephone.
First, use your computer to see the live broadcast video:
1. Go to
(If clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this link into your browser)
2. Click “Join”.
3. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to log into the meeting BEFORE following the dial-in instructions on your screen.
Second, use your telephone to hear the event:
When you enter the meeting page, WebEx will prompt you to set up your audio conference. You may either have the WebEx program call your telephone, or use your telephone to call a toll-free number. 
Select the “Call me at a new number” option and enter your telephone number, and the Web Ex program will call you. Please mute your telephone line by pressing *6, unless you are asking a question during the Q & A period.
Select the “I will call in” option and follow the instructions listed:
U.S. Toll Free Meeting Dial in Number: 1-877-668-4493
Click here for a list of global Toll Free call-in numbers:
Enter the meeting number/access code: 668 553 079
Enter your personalized attendee number.
Please mute your telephone line by pressing *6, unless you are asking a question during the Q & A period.
All information via Julie Flygare and Narcolepsy Network.

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