Federal Officials Debut Draft Policy Statement at the 2015 Inclusion Institute

On May 12th at the Institute's special plenary federal panel, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services debuted a draft policy statement with recommendations to states, local educational agencies, schools, and public and private early childhood programs for increasing the inclusion of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs... [more]

The 2015 Institute included over 40 concurrent sessions presented by experts in the field of early childhood and inclusion.

The 2015 keynote address was presented by Ann and Kate Turnbull:

The Longest Family Relationship: Launching Siblings of Children with Disabilities to Well-Being across the Lifespan

2015 Plenary Sessions

1. Federal Panel: Early Childhood Policies, Initiatives and Implications for Enhancing the Quality of Inclusive Services 2. Sibling Panel: Sibling and Self and Resilience: What I’ve Learned About Life
  • Amanda Bryans, Division Director, Office of Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education,
  • Ruth Ryder, Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education
  • Facilitator: Rob Corso
  • Sibling Panel Facilitator: Kate Turnbull
2-15 Pre-Institute Workshops

Click on the individual workshop links to view descriptions.

  1. Project-Based Learning to Benefit ALL Children and their Teachers
  2. BE WELL to Teach Well: Integrating Mindfulness into Working with Children, Families and Professionals
  3. Transforming Conflict into Healthy Performance
  4. Practice-Based Coaching: Resources and Supports for Implementation