Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Role of Youth in Making High Schools Inclusive

Save the date for a national teleconference sponsored by the LRE Part B Community of Practice on the role of youth in making high schools more inclusive featuring Family Voices' own youth/young adult leaders from KASA!
SAVE THE DATE!
OCTOBER 15, 2008, 3:30-5:00 PM ET
Role of Youth in Making High Schools Inclusive

AGENDA
3:30 – 3:45
Purpose of Call
Introduction by Naomi Ortiz, Director, KASA
3:45 - 4:30 pm
Panel Featuring Youth/Young Adult Leaders with Disabilities on the Role of Youth with and without Disabilities in Making High Schools More Inclusive
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Questions & Answers, Discussion

The Role of Youth with and Without Disabilities in Making High Schools More InclusiveState Departments of Education, Districts, Educators, Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers, Advocacy Organizations, Parents, and Youth with and without disabilities are invited to join the LRE Part B Community of Practice in a teleconference to discuss effective strategies for youth with and without disabilities to work together to make high schools more inclusive.

Explore the benefits and challenges of inclusive high schools from the perspective of youth with disabilities
Learn best practices for working with youth with and without disabilities to address barriers to inclusion at the high school level, including school environment, social skills, accessibility, etc.
Learn about resources to build youth leadership in making high schools more inclusive.

Presenters

· Diana Autin, Co-Director NE-PACT/Region 1 PTAC @ SPAN, Facilitator
· Naomi Ortiz, Coordinator, Kids As Self-Advocates, Family Voices
· KASA Youth and Young Adult Leaders

For more information about Kids As Self-Advocates, go to www.fvkasa.org

For more information:
Please contact Diana Autin, Co-Director, Region 1 PTAC,
at 973-642-8100 x 105 or email diana.autin@spannj.org.

2 comments:

lanondria said...

I am glad that there are programs and schools set up with inclusitivity for individuals with disabilities.

Nicole said...

I think that all schools should allow inclusivity to an extent. It allows the student with the disability to possibly grow and learn from students without disabilities. Plus, it makes them feel less secluded. Also, I believe that students should be exposed to children with disabilities to promote acceptance.