Saturday, April 6 • 8:30 AM–6 PM (check in 7:45 AM)
Portland Airport Holiday Inn
Over the last few days we have been so pleased to hear all of your positive feedback about our Adult Transition Summit and all born (in) conference. Thank you! It is an amazing feeling to participate in a movement that learns, loves, and educates together to create a more inclusive society for all. Please share your photos, heartfelt and helpful comments, thoughts, and feelings on our Facebook Page. We appreciate you and the youth who are our future.
Save the date for next year’s all born (in) on April 17 & 18, 2020!
We will have resources, handouts, and Powerpoint presentations from the conference available on the Resources page of our website in the coming weeks.
You can still donate to All Born (in) to help support our work by clicking here.
"This is one of the most 'woke' conferences I've ever been a part of." - LeDerick Horne
"Practical information I am able to take back to my home and school."
"I have been coming for years and this was the best one so far."
"It was great to meet people that are in one way or another a part of your child's life."
"AMAZING! Thank you so much! As a direct support provider, I am taking away so much that's helpful for my work."
"It's bold and brassy and political and kick ass. Keep going and thanks!"
"We are just starting our journey so this was a huge help."
"We are so grateful someone suggested this conference! We have truly gained so much. Thank you!"
"It is the only time I feel like part of the disability rights community, not just a solo special ed teacher."
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".
ABI is a program of NW Disability Support and is a movement in pursuit of an inclusive civil society. ABI seeks to end segregation and promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our schools and communities. The conference was founded in 2006 in partnership with Portland State University’s joint certification program and the Center on Inclusive Education. It has grown to become a cornerstone resource in the Northwest region, engaging many innovative parents, professionals, and community partners to embrace the fact that children are all born “in”. Conference directors Angela Jarvis-Holland and Angela Frome lead a steering committee of dedicated parents and professionals to plan and execute the conference.
"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.
Diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade and placed in segregated classrooms, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations. www.LeDerick.com
Special Guest Presenters
Stephanie Smith Lee: Senior Policy Advisor for NDSC
Ritu Chopra: Executive Director of The Paraprofessional Resource and Research (PAR2A) Center at the School of Human Development and Education, University of Colorado.
Debra Hart: Director of the Education and Transition Team for the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts
& many more local, regional, and national experts.
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