The National Inclusion Conference, scheduled to be held in 2018, will offer opportunities to hear from local, national and international speakers sharing stories and approaches of how self direction can lead to meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
Date: Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: The Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
Day 1, Friday 4th May – School, Home, Work, Contribution
Day 2, Saturday 5th May – Inclusive Education
We believe that communities will be strengthened when:
- People with a disability are valued, contributing members
- Students with a disability are attending regular school and are socially, academically, and physically included
- People with a disability hold meaningful work roles
- People with a disability are living in a place of their own, shared with people they choose
- People with a disability are participating in typical sport and interest groups
- People with a disability have positive relationships and friends
- People with a disability are having fun and have a sense of belonging in typical, regular and ordinary communities.
Come along to our Conference for ideas and inspiration on how to get the Good Things in Life for someone with a disability.
Keynote Speaker – Loren Swancutt
John Armstrong has been involved with people and families of people with a disability for over 40 years. He has worked as a trainer and consultant across many settings with individuals, families and agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand affording him a large scope of experience and learning. John has also been a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer and has been extensively involved with Citizen Advocacy as an advocate and board member.
John Nash is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky, as well as Director of the Laboratory on Design Thinking in Education, and Founder of the OpenEye Group, a firm thinking firm supporting schools and communities. John is a specialist in the application of human centred design in education. He teaches a range of courses on design thinking, school technology leadership, and school reform. His current research agenda focuses on the methods to design and prototype innovations in education. He has held faculty positions at Iowa State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. As a social research scientist at Stanford University, Nash held associate directorship positions in two laboratories: the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL), and the Stanford Learning Laboratory, where he managed interdisciplinary and international teams of research scientists examining the effects of innovative technologies on learning.
More Speakers and Details to be Updated!
Registrations Open Soon!