Conference Events

May 18 2015 to May 19 2015

We want our human rights! Join with other self-advocates in thought provoking and action oriented discussions and workshops aimed at realizing human rights for all persons with disabilities.

May 18 2015

The Youth Leadership Institute focuses on developing the skills of the next generation of advocates for human rights.
The Indigenous Education Symposium is a one-day Professional Development Institute for Native educators, administrators and community partners, offering pioneering information and training on applying and integrating Native pedagogies and cultural knowledge into quality models of Indigenous education.

May 20 2015

This workshop will provide an overview of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework, classification, and utility across disciplines and settings. Developed by the World Health Organization and endorsed by the United Nations, the ICF has increasingly been implemented in countries worldwide for special education, clinical practice, data collection, and policy determination. Currently, the ICF has been endorsed by multiple professional associations in the U.S. and is being considered by U.S. federal agencies including Social Security Administration.
Be on the edge of inclusion with the Inclusive Education Institute. Teacher trainers and educators can play a powerful role in bridging the gap between formal international and national commitments to creating an inclusive education culture and realizing those services and policies that enable the most vulnerable members of society to advance their education. The aim of the International Inclusive Education Institute is to strengthen the capacity of pre-service teacher education training programs through dynamic on-site and online faculty development trainings that will enable participants to exit with the knowledge and skills to develop teacher education programs focused on full inclusion models, and equip them to make programmatic changes to their existing teacher training.
Go wild with a night at the zoo. Network with leading experts, self-advocates, academics, and policymakers while strolling through the lion’s den, hanging with the monkeys or stomping it up with the elephants. Enjoy heavy refreshments and beer and wine bar.
As an evaluator you are conscientious about conducting the best evaluation possible, but how much thought do you give to communicating your results effectively? Do you consider your job complete after submitting a final report? Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results disseminated widely and recommendations actually implemented, but there are alternatives to the traditional lengthy report. This interactive workshop will present an overview of four key principles for effective reporting and engage participants in a discussion of its role in effective evaluation. Participants will leave with an expanded repertoire of innovative alternatives to the traditional report along with selected tips and techniques.
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