Featuring over 30 workshops spanning early childhood to college transition, keynote presentations by behavior specialist David Pitonyak and educator and former OSEP director Melody Musgrove, panel discussions, special guests, entertainment, art sale, and much more!
Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Inspiring the courage to reach and teach all of our children; Best practices to support equity and success.
The annual All Born (in) Conference is an exciting day for parents, caregivers, and professionals working to end segregation in neighborhood schools and the community. It’s a day of celebrating community and learning how to use Universal Design for Learning and Best Practices to reach and teach every child. Share, learn and make connections so that we can all go forth to open the eyes of the wider community to the fact that our children are all born “in”.
The Conference was founded by Northwest Down Syndrome Association in 2006 in partnership with Portland State University’s joint certification program and the Center on Inclusive Education. It has grown to be a cornerstone resource in the Northwest region, engaging many innovative parents, professionals, and community partners to embrace the gifts of every learner.
All teachers, all students, all born (in)
"Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the opportunity to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, and experience full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American society." Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
Support this one-of-a-kind resource for families, schools, professionals, self-advocates, and under-served populations
Registration is coming soon!
Handouts, forms, power points, downloads, and resources from every All Born (in) Conference available for download
K Plan Family Training
If you have skills training built into your K Plan, the All Born (In) Conference registration fee can possibly be covered through K Plan under ‘family training’. Call your case manager for more information.
NWDSA is an approved vendor for the ABI Conference with Washington, Clackamas, Lane, and Multnomah Counties. If you are in an Oregon county outside that area, just let us know and we will send a vendor packet to you.
Reflections from the conference...
“What makes All Born (In) unique (in my opinion the best anywhere) is its cross disability emphasis and alliance with self advocacy. It is what real community organizing looks like!”
"Hearing All Born (In) speakers lay out all the arguments [we] have used this year, seeing the research to support those arguments in plain pixels on the screen, being reminded that life is so much more the PTOTSPEECH, that this is real, vital, true HARD WORK every step of the way, that there are teachers and administrators and employers and more who get it. My kids — all kids –deserve more and better. And we will move forever forward."
“Look at how many MORE people are learning how to write successful IEPs this year. Education is so important!”
“A dynamic, powerful day!”
“The power of family and educators working together”
“Choices of sessions were great and covered so many levels and needs”
“Amazing…teachers, policy makers, parents, self-advocates all working towards a common goal of belonging for everyone”
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