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National Inclusion Project Conference
National Inclusion Project Conference
The Power of Play!
April 4-5, 2013
Marbles Kids Museum
Come gain knowledge and resources on the latest inclusive practices and network with others in the field! The conference will include training on serving families effectively, building lifelong friendships for children, achieving positive behaviors, preventing and handling bullying, and creating accessible activities among other topics. This inspiring event is for all people who desire to ensure no child sits on the sidelines.
Opening Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Spencer, B.A.
Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications, PlayCore
Anne-Marie leads the marketing and communications effort for PlayCore (www.playcore.com), including serving as a company spokesperson and handling advertising, brand promotion, communications, and trade show coordination. She has notably published over 50 company positioning articles in major national magazines and publications. She currently serves on the Board of the National Coalition to Promote Physical Activity, a group of corporate, government, and recreational professionals working to advocate, legislate, and promote physical activity for Americans. She has presented over 30 seminars across the country on a variety of topics related to children and the value of play.
Closing Keynote Speaker: Jennifer O'Toole
CEO of Asperkids
Jennifer O'Toole is the best selling author of Asperkids, and The Asperkids SECRET Book of Social Rules for which she won the 2012 Temple Grandin and GRASP awards. She is a regular contributor of articles in Autism Asperger's Digest. Based on her background in both teaching and social work, she speaks to world-wide audiences, imbibing her message of inclusion and acceptance of all children's needs. She has recently partnered with Think Fun toys and games and Montessori services to incorporate her teaching skills into a line of toys that brand her philosophy. She currently is CEO of Asperkids Inc (www.asperkids.com), and runs a Facebook blog for her readers and fans.
Will I benefit from the Conference?
The National Inclusion Project opens doors for all kids to be included together and experience all that life has to offer. We conduct programs with community partners to teach others how to be inclusive so that kids with and without disabilities can experience lifelong benefits. We believe that no one should sit on the sidelines.
Our goal with the National Inclusion Project Conference and Let's ALL Play is to provide a framework and resources for program providers to implement successful inclusion in their programs.
The conference will have information that will hit on every level and be beneficial for the program provider who is brand new to inclusion and the inclusion veteran who wants to do more and/or better to serve in an inclusive setting. The conference will focus on out-of-school settings, but education providers will certainly find content that will benefit them in the classroom. Supporters of the National Inclusion Project will also benefit as we communicate our mission and message.
What are people saying about the National Inclusion Project Conference?
"As a professional who has been attending conferences for over 20 years, I must say that I received more relevant information during this conference than any other I’ve been to. I returned feeling enthusiastic and empowered!"
"Staff responses about the conference were extremely positive. I asked what was the one thing that they returned with and the all responded that they hope to remember each and every day that EVERY child is unique and has something to share. They LOVED every aspect of the conference."
Want to contribute and present at the conference?
Do you have experience that will benefit others that are attending the conference? Go to www.inclusionproject.org/presenters to submit a proposal to present at the conference.
Thank you for your willingness to contribute. Proposals for presentations is closed at this time.
Want to sponsor and exhibit at the conference?
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to sponsor and exhibit at our 3rd Annual National Inclusion Project Conference. We will provide you an audience that ranges from around the country in a variety of recreational and educational fields. Having you as a part will only enhance the atmosphere and the tools that these professionals will be able to take home to implement inclusion more effectively in their respective communities. Call or email Aron Hall at 919-314-5540 or email@example.com. Go to www.inclusionproject.org/sponsors to submit a proposal to present at the conference.
Registration fee: $250
Are you a full-time high school or college student, email Aron Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org before you register!
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Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 6, 2013