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Inclusive Education Workshop
With Bruce Uditsky & Anne Hughson
Inclusive Education Workshop: Learnings from more than 30 years of practice.
BACKGROUND TO WORKSHOP
While inclusive education in primary and secondary schools remains a controversial issue, inclusive tertiary education, which was developed by the presenters more than 30 years ago, continues to expand with proven results and unabated support from parents, university and college students, faculty and administrators.
On average in Canada only 20-30% of adults with intellectual disabilities are employed yet 70-80% of adults with intellectual disabilities, including those with severe disabilities, secure employment upon completing their tertiary education.
Increasingly individuals with intellectual disabilities are themselves aspiring to continue their education after high school alongside their friends and siblings.
There is a pressing need to both expand inclusive tertiary education while ensuring quality practices and outcomes.
This interactive workshop will highlight the learnings and results from over 30 years of practice across universities, colleges and technical institutes.
Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: inclusive admissions protocols; ensuring authentic student inclusion from classes to extra-curricular activities; quality assurance measures; instructor, professor and student experiences; sustainable expansion through faculty development; facilitating associational membership and relationships; and enabling inclusive employment outcomes.
Using PowerPoints, videos and illustrative student experiences, this event will provide participants with increased knowledge and strategies for sustaining and expanding quality inclusive tertiary educational opportunities.
The workshop will be of interest to: parents; students; educators; tertiary faculty and leadership; advocates; policymakers; funders; and disability-related professionals.
Bruce Uditsky, M.Ed. is the CEO of Inclusion Alberta, Canada and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary.
He is internationally recognised for his leadership and advocacy in social justice and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families and is considered one of the co founders of inclusive post-secondary and Rotary Employment Partnerships, both of which have been acknowledged as world leading global innovations.
Bruce also serves in an advisory capacity to government, is an author, consults in many countries and is a parent of two adult sons, one of whom has intellectual disabilities.
Anne Hughson, Ph.D, is the Director and an Associate Professor, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and a registered psychologist.
As a researcher and evaluator her work is focused on consumer driven services, community inclusion and inclusive education. This work is well grounded in the lived experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Anne is also an author, consults in many countries and has a long history of voluntary and consultancy work with Inclusion Alberta.
- DATE: Wednesday, 7th September, 2016; 9.30am – 4.30pm
- People living with disability, concession card holders/family member $50
- Standard/Professional $150
Link to Flyer: CDS_Inclusive Education Workshop
Link to some further reading: JPPID Dec 2012 IPSE UditskyHughson