Special Education Directors,
Please see below the free professional learning opportunity that is available to you and your staff.
From Barriers to Belonging: Supporting Inclusion for Students with Disabilities
with Eric Carter
Thursday, December 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Students learn best and flourish most when assured of their belonging. Yet too many schools still struggle to become places of widespread and meaningful inclusion for children and youth with disabilities. In his presentation, Dr. Carter will share a powerful framework for reflecting upon and fostering belonging within our schools and classrooms. Together, we will explore the implications of this work on the ways we welcome, support, educate, and embrace students with disabilities.
Register in advance for this event.
Erik Carter, PhD, is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching focus on strategies for promoting full participation, belonging, and valued roles in school, work, community, and congregational settings for children and adults with intellectual disability, autism, and multiple disabilities. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Dr. Carter worked as a high school teacher and transition specialist. He has published widely in the areas of educational and transition services for children and youth with disabilities, including more than 250 articles and chapters as well as seven books.
Questions regarding this professional learning opportunity can be sent to the ESS Recruitment and Retention inbox.