W-11. Inclusion: A Way of Life
Grade Level: All public and private venues
Length: Keynote presentation
Students with disabilities are now included in general education classrooms, school and community activities, and employment venues. Legislation and societal actions have turned inclusion into a reality. Diversity teaches us lessons about others and ourselves. Inclusion is more than rhetoric or a practice; it is now thankfully a culture-a way of life. Quite often peers, educators and workers are willing to accept individual differences, but are not sure about what to say or how to act. This session increases sensitivities about everyone's abilities with inclusion preparation with educators, families, support staff, students, peers, communities, and all organizations included. Resources and knowledge about differing cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral, developmental, sensory, physical, and communication skills will be outlined and shared with literature, movies, books, and appropriate inclusion strategies and awareness activities. The ultimate goal is to continually cultivate an inclusion environment that yields productive lives for individuals of all abilities.
Learn how to:
- Accept, understand, and value differences as the norm, rather than the exception.
- Transform awareness into inclusion initiatives and actions.
- Delegate and share time and resources.
- Apply can do collaborative inclusion attitudes.
Recommended workshop resources
Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (2nd ed.)
Embracing disABILITIES in the Classroom: Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets
Inclusion Strategies and Interventions
Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies: Grades K-5
Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies: Grades 6-12
For more information about this workshop please contact Toby Karten.