Annual Conference

The Brighterside of Down Syndrome of San Joaquin County (TBODS) is holding our 4th Annual conference on November 2, 2018 in Stockton.

Dr. Richard A. Villa, president of Bayridge Consortium Inc., is an internationally known expert on the development of support systems for educating all students in general education. Dr. Villa has served as a middle and high school social studies and science, special education, and Title 1 teacher; a special education coordinator; a director of pupil personnel services; and a director of curriculum and instruction. He has authored 20 books and over 100 chapters and journal articles on topics from co-teaching and differentiated instruction to inclusion and leadership in school reform and restructuring. Dr. Villa is a highly sought-after district, state, national and international professional development presenter, consultant, and coach. He is known for his knowledgeable, enthusiastic, audience-engaging, and humorous presentation style.