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Education Archive

Inclusion: Information and Strategies You Can Use

  • Dates: 02 Nov, 2011 – 14 May, 2012

AAIDD is pleased to announce a year-long series of free, one-hour webinars on strategies to increase inclusion, entitled Inclusion: Information and Strategies You Can Use

Coming soon!  Several documents have been created by the Inclusion Task Force to complement this series and we encourage you to have a look for further reading on the topic:

Inclusion:  Information and Strategies You Can Use-Defining Inclusion
Inclusion:  Information and Strategies You Can Use-Increasing Community Membership

Inclusion: Information and Strategies You Can Use-Housing


Archived Webinars

Inclusion Series Webinar #4: Social Inclusion in Faith Communities -NEW!

Q&A Archive (PDF)

UCEDD Collaborative on Religion, Disability, and Inclusive Supports Overview (PDF)

UCEDD Collaborative on Religion, Disability, and Inclusive Supports Poster (PDF)

May 14, 2012
4p Eastern


  • Dr. Erik Carter, Vanderbilt University        
  • William Gaventa, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Although the AAIDD has a compelling position statement addressing the importance of supporting well the spirituality and religious participation of people with disabilities intellectual or developmental disabilities, many faith communities are uncertain about how to welcome people with disabilities and their families well into the life of their congregation. This webinar will focus on policies and practices for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate and contribute in meaningful ways within the faith community of their choice. Erik and Bill will share best practices for supporting clergy, congregations, and service providers to move towards inclusive faith supports. New resources and initiatives will be also be shared.

Inclusion Series Webinar #3: Inclusion in Housing and Individualized Support

March 7, 2012
4pm Eastern


  • Joe Wykowski, Community Vision, Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Patti Scott, Neighbours, Inc., Highland Park, New Jersey

Few opportunities in life offer as much freedom and control of one’s housing and personal supports. Yet, for millions of individuals with disabilities the ideal of individualized housing and supports has been unattainable. Many have faced a long history of government programs and social service agencies that limit individual freedom by creating and supporting congregate care programs such as group homes, nursing homes, larger institutions and medical facilities. Real systems change is available theoretically, but not fully embraced and supported on a funding, advocacy and systems change level. Please join Patti Scott and Joe Wykowski for a webinar focused on how to create real systems change, one person at a time. Patti and Joe will share details of strategies they have used in multiple states to assist individuals with disabilities to take control of their personal supports and housing.


Inclusion Series Webinar #2: Great Expectations: Meaningful Participation in General Education Settings

View Slides [PDF, 4.63MB]

January 12, 2012
4pm Eastern
Presenter:  Dr. Liz Keefe, University of New Mexico

This webinar will present evidence-based strategies to facilitate active participation of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the general education curriculum.  Practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and with students with diverse needs will be provided.

Inclusion Series Webinar #1: Inclusion in Employment

November 2, 2011

Dr. William Kiernan (University of Massachusetts Boston), who edited a special issue on employment in the AAIDD journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Rie Kennedy-Lizotte (NASDDDS) provide insights on the movement to competitive, integrated employment.

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