With children and grandchildren of our own, the team at Auger & Auger Law believe that it is important to highlight any special goings on in the local area that benefit our youngest community members. Having that in mind, we would like to tell you about the amazing Inclusion Conference that will be coming to Raleigh March 30-31.
Over 175 professional educators, recreational experts, and child specialists will be at the National Inclusion Project’s Power of Play Inclusion Conference located at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh. The event is open to all people who want to help children with special needs or who simply want more information.
For the past five years, the conference has welcomed participants from all around the country. Knowledge is shared and the latest practices for including children with disabilities in everyday activities is available. Sessions during the conference will include training on preventing and dealing with bullying, creating accessible activities, serving families with best practices, and achieving positive behaviors.
Jerry Aiken, National Inclusion Project Executive Director, says, “The Power of Play Inclusion Conference brings together an amazing group of individuals and organizations that believe all children can participate, all children can make friends, and all children can succeed.”
Aside from attending breakout sessions, attendees can participate in interactive play and other learning experiences. These activities are perfect for parents and family members of children with special needs as well as educators that teach in inclusion classrooms and resource rooms.
The National Inclusion Project is a non-profit organization co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken. Originating in 2003, the group has helped to bridge the gap between children and young people with disabilities and the world they live in. The driving idea behind the project is that children with disabilities can lead lives rich in social engagement and activities that foster creativity and growth.
Since its inception, the organization has provided training on an individual basis and lent support to groups like Boys & Girls Clubs, CampeFire USA, 4H, YMCAs, kids museums, and zoos across the country. Organizations looking to enhance their inclusive programs turn to the organization for assistance and support.
If you would like more information about the organization or the conference, you can visit the National Inclusion Project’s website here. We hope that you and your family will attend the conference and learn more about how all children can and should be included in the world we live in.