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**American Sign Language services available for all general sessions through Goshen College and interpreting services. 
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Tuesday, May 21 • 10:05am - 11:05am
Panel Discussion: We Are Responsible for the Learning and Well being of ALL Students FILLING

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In this session, participants will explore the role of the organization in including all individuals and discuss with panel of experts the benefits of this effort.

Attendees will explore the concept of "normal", compare bias relevant to disability type , define "right to access", consider various approaches for successful inclusion in different settings, and celebrate gifts that come through an inclusive culture.

Participants will gain an appreciation for the challenges and benefits of including individuals with disabilities.

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Dawn McGrath, Ph.D.

Director of Special Services, Elkhart Community Schools
Dr. Dawn McGrath is a passionate advocate for strengthening the community through the appreciation of the gifts that each person can contribute.  She began her career as a special education teacher, working with children from elementary to high school in four different states.  She... Read More →

Breakout Session Panelists

Julie Guthrie

Intense Intervention Teacher, Elkhart Community Schools
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Linsey Brander

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Elkhart, Elkhart Community Schools

Roma Osterloo

Education Consultant, Elkhart Community Schools

Stephanie Krol

Parent, Community

Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am EDT
IUSB Elkhart Room 220