Third Annual Inclusion Summit


Weekend Warriors University Participants Program


Friday, June 15, 2018

Hinds University Center Grandroom, WCU

Focused on inclusive educational and community-based practices for individuals with disabilities including an afternoon breakout sessions, a social hour with a poster session, dinner, and keynote address by Dr. Marilyn Friend, titled Concepts are appealing, but actions are what matter: What can you do to foster inclusive practices?

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher, researcher, professor, administrator, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.  Dr. Friend has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally as they collaborate to educate their students and to foster inclusive practices.  Some of her accomplishments include:

  • 3,000 presentations/projects in US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia as an international consultant
  • Author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education 
  • Author of a variety of co-teaching materials for teachers and administrators
  • Author of articles about collaboration, inclusive practices, and co-teaching
  • Creator of a highly popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices
  • 2016 Recipient of TED-Pearson Excellence in Special Education Teacher Education Award”

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The Inclusion Summit will be held in cooperation with NCTASH, NCTED, and the WCU UP Program.


  • Information on Inclusive Practices will be shared via panel presentations, sessions, and poster presentations

  • Individuals with disabilities and their families will share their experiences and insights in support of inclusive communities

  • Opportunities to connect with teachers, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and other school professionals

Inclusion Summit Participants


Inclusion Summit Participants


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