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Inclusion Summit

Annual Inclusion Summit

Dates TBD
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC


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The Annual Inclusion Summit was started to bring a wide variety of disability inclusion stakeholders together to discuss current practices and future innovations. Thus, we invite participants and presenters from among educators, school administrators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities and their families, employers of individuals with disabilities, community-based service providers, vocational support service providers, researchers, policymakers, and all others who participate in inclusive practices across the lifespan.

This year's theme reflects our understanding that every step of life development involves small and large transitions, whether they be from one stage of schooling to the next, from one setting to another, from one skill to the next, or from childhood to adulthood. The events of the 4th Annual Inclusion Summit will help equip our entire community to practice and advocate for better inclusion of individuals with disabilities.


Regular Attendee Presenter Group Rate (4 or more) price per person NCTASH or CEC-TED members
$100 $75 $75 $75

Conference Attendees

Conference Attendees


The overall conference learning objectives will empower attendees to identify current innovations in inclusive practices, identify inclusive practice supported by research, describe inclusive practices for various types of learners and community members, and discuss issues important to inclusive practices in the Western region of North Carolina as well as the state as a whole. 


Below you'll find a list of resources and talking point to help facilitate attending the conference. 

Parents and Families

You can request funding support for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities for both Conference Speakers and Conference Attendees.

Teachers, Supervisors, and Administrators

Need principal or school district leave time and/or financial support to attend the Inclusion Summit? Download our Sample Letter to Supervisors and Sample Talking Points with Supervisors documents.

Presentations and Speakers

4AIS Program with session presentation descriptions, room numbers and times

Conference schedule overview

Schedule TBD


Presentation list

Presentations TBD

Keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker TBD

Destination Information


We have a discounted nightly group rate ($123 per night) available at Comfort Inn located in Sylva, NC. A short drive from Western Carolina University's Cullowhee campus. Please ask for the WCU Inclusion Summit Rate when calling (828) 477-4950 or visit their website.

additional information About local accommodations


Dinner Friday evening, Saturday breakfast buffet, and a Saturday box lunch will be provided with your registration fee. 

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