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Family Conference 2019

Date: April 5 - 6, 2019
Location:  Show map Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4
Phone: 1-800-252-7556Email: mail@inclusionalberta.org
2019 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference
April 5-6, 2019
Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
Inclusion Alberta's annual Family Conference returns with speakers, workshops and connections to help build your knowledge and leadership for community inclusion and family and self-advocacy.
Friday, April 5:
Workshop 1
"From Barriers to Belonging: Supporting Inclusion in Secondary Schools using the Power of Peers"
Presenter: Erik Carter, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, author and researcher
Workshop 2
"Reducing the Risk of Abuse and Addressing its Impact: Developing an individual response plan"
Presenter: Nora Baladerian, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; President, Spectrum Institute; Director, Disability and Abuse Project
President's Reception and awards, 7pm - 10pm 
Saturday, April 6:
Opening plenary: Pathways to belonging
Presenters: Nora Baladerian and Erik Carter
Closing plenary: Multi-generational leadership  
Moderator: Trish Bowman, CEO, Inclusion Alberta  
Saturday sessions:
  • Individual Response Plans: Reducing risk and responding to abuse
  • Inclusive Education: Being a more effective advocate
  • RDSPs (Registered Disability Savings Plans) and Discretionary Trusts: Achieving Financial Security
  • First Nations Challenges and Possibilities
  • Changing the Conversation: Engaging Local Communities in Expanding Inclusive Practices
  • A House is Not a Home
  • Creating and Facilitating Relationships through Community Engagement
  • Trends, Opportunities and Advocacy Challenges: A Look Ahead (with Bruce Uditsky, CEO Emeritus, Inclusion Alberta)
Youth Forum, 10:30am - 3pm (for youth aged 16-22 engaged in social justice, action and community inclusion)   
Family Celebration Dance, 7:30pm - 11pm