2019 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference
April 5-6, 2019
Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

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Saturday Plenary [clear filter]
Saturday, April 6

9:00am MDT

Opening Plenary: Pathways to Belonging
Our workshop presenters will share this opening plenary and from their individual perspectives reflect on the ways in which communities might welcome and weave children and adults with developmental disabilities into the relationships and activities that make up a life of flourishing for us all.

For handouts and notes from Nora Baladerian and Erik Carter, see the downloads below.

avatar for Nora Baladerian

Nora Baladerian

Dr. Nora Baladerian is the 2018 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Division 56, Rehabilitation and Disability for Distinguished Contribution to the fi eld and is also a recipient of the U.S. Attorney General’s award for excellence in service to victims, receiving... Read More →
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Erik Carter

Professor of Special Education, Cornelius Vanderbilt
Erik Carter’s research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for supporting access to the general curriculum and promoting valued roles in school, work, community, and congregational settings for children and adults with intellectual disability, autism, and multiple... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Ballroom 17700 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

3:15pm MDT

Closing Plenary: Multi-Generational Leadership
Most people do not think of themselves as leaders. Yet leadership is absolutely essential, not only on an individual or family level but collectively, if we are going to have any chance of creating needed societal change. Without the capacity for sustained leadership over generations every tomorrow will mean parents, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families will repeat the same struggle for inclusion and belonging time and time again. Thus, a good and meaningful life will escape many. Inclusion Alberta, as a multi- generational organization, has created multiple avenues for leadership development, including: Family Leadership Series, Emerging Leaders, local association development and Youth for Inclusion. Together, these multiple means have enabled hundreds of families, individuals, youth and staff to discover their own leadership potential and role in collective advocacy. Come and listen to the representative voices of family members, individuals, youth and staff and be inspired as to your own capacity for leadership and potential contribution to collective action.

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm MDT
Ballroom 17700 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4