Welcome to the 2014 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute. The Inclusion Institute, presented by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), is the premier event for people from all early childhood sectors to come together to learn, share, and problem-solve about inclusion for young children.
Author, Autism Activist and TV Journalist to Deliver Keynote Address
Dwayne Ballen, an award-winning television journalist will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute. Ballen's recently published book Journey with Julian has drawn praise for its portrayal of family life with Ballen’s oldest son, who has autism. Told from the rarely heard father's perspective, Journey With Julian has received praise since its release. A review in the New York Journal of Books says the book will "enlighten and educate" the reader as it "conveys the importance of family, the necessity of acceptance, and the pure joy of unconditional love."
Planning for the 2014 Institute is in process. Please check back for information regarding pre-institute sessions and conference logistics.
- Federal, State, and Local Administrators
- Program Directors
- Pre-K and Early Care and Education Teachers
- Early Interventionists
- Infant Specialists
- Allied Health Professionals
- Inclusion Specialists
- Professional Development Providers including Faculty from IHEs
- Parents in Leadership Positions
- Consultants and Coaches