Save the Date for 2017- May 9th to 11th 2017

More than an Event: Extending the Learning

The Inclusion Institute has sold out, but you can follow FPG's twitter feed for updates and info. Follow @FPGInstitute, #2016inclusion. You can also find many resources and handouts under descriptions for the individual Sessions.

This year, all Institute registrants get free access to 8 online Connect Courses on Inclusion. These courses award CEUs, and several states have approved them for training.

Federal Panel from 2015A Special Keynote Address

FPG senior scientist Allison Metz will explain how to take what we know about inclusion and turn it into lasting practices and policies. Special education pioneer Ann Turnbull will facilitate a panel of families that will share their voices intermittently throughout the presentation, offering personal stories, strategies, and tips on inclusion.

Plenary Sessions

The Federal panel returns 2016 with a new special plenary session on emerging information on federal early childhood policies and initiatives and implications for enhancing the quality of inclusive services for children and their families. Participants can ask questions and share their perspectives.

Janelle Rethwisch will share her powerful story on the inclusion of her daughter, Lydia Rose, and will address key themes related to inclusive practices for children with special needs from the perspective of a parent and former Special Educator. in the plenary session: A Parent’s Perspective: Inclusion, Collaboration, and Using Video to Tell Powerful Stories. In this plenary session. 

Dozens of Concurrent Sessions

Session topics include: challenging behavior; bias, expulsion, and suspension; friendships; dual-language learners; individualizing for all children; learning in outdoor environments; supporting children with autism--and much more!

You can read last year's program here or register for the waiting list now.

Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact.

The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 15 years, the Institute has drawn people from around the country and from foreign countries to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to develop collaborative relationships and cross-agency systems to support early childhood inclusion; and to have the opportunity to meet, learn from and problem solve with peers.