2012 Inclusive Education

Competencies

In this third session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Be knowledgeable about early childhood and special education.
  • Understand parent and children’s rights and responsibilities under special education laws.
  • Be able to describe the reasons for inclusion and quality education.
  • Be able to outline specific strategies to achieve inclusion and quality education.
  • Be able to demonstrate how to be effective in team meetings.

Agenda

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Speakers

Shawn Ullman
University Legal Services

Cheryl Hall
Partners Graduate, Inclusion Specialist and High School Teacher

Rachel Brady
Georgetown University University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Handouts

Education Internet Resources: A Partial List

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Common Terms in Special Education - From DCPS

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What Is Inclusion? - From Kid's Together, Inc.

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Benefits of Inclusion

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Benefits of Inclusive Education - From Kids Together, Inc.

The benefits of inclusive education are numerous for both students with and without disabilities.

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The IEP Team Members 

From Reading Rockets

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Interagency Coordinating Council Fact Sheet 2011-2012

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Disability Conferences in the Washington, DC area, 2012

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Homework

A primary goal of DC Advocacy Partners is to make sure you have the opportunity to learn about disability policy, effective methods of being part of the decision making process and influencing policy, and meeting others who share your interests, concerns and dedication to improving the lives of people with disabilities living in DC. Homework is part of the learning process and will help you become a more effective advocate. 

Click the link below to download and pick at least two of the homework assignments, one newsletter and one meeting/training event.

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